May 17, 2022

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The Car & Automotive Devotees

How Long Do Spare Tires Last?

4 min read

You’re driving down a road when suddenly, your steering wheel begins to shake, and your car shudders as you pull off the side of the road. As soon as you exit your vehicle, you see the problem: you have flat tires. Hopefully, you have a good spare tire, or this event might take all day.

What is a spare tire?

A rack of spare tires | Carlos Garcia Granthon/Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Every car, truck, and SUV should have a spare tire mounted in the trunk or underneath the vehicle’s back end. If you’re having trouble finding your car’s spare tire, check your car’s owner’s manual. While reading that, look for the spare tire and your other tire’s proper inflation specs. This would also be an excellent time to check the maintenance section for suggested scheduled maintenance procedures.