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How Long Should You Really Drive on a Spare Tire?

How Long Should You Really Drive on a Spare Tire?

We've all been there before: you're cruising down the road, enjoying a pleasant drive when suddenly, you hear that dreaded sound of a tire blowout. In this frustrating situation, your trusty spare tire becomes your savior. But have you ever wondered how long you can safely drive on a spare tire? Spare tires, also known as "donuts" or "space-savers," are designed to serve as a temporary solution until you can get your regular tire repaired or replaced. Their purpose is to provide enough support to drive your vehicle to a nearby service station or auto repair shop safely. Unlike regular tires, spare tires are not intended for long-term use. While the specific mileage or time limit for driving on a spare tire can vary depending on the manufacturer, it is generally recommended not to exceed 50 miles of driving or exceed speeds of 50 mph. This guideline ensures that your spare tire remains in good condition and minimizes the risk of further damage or failure. A ... read more