To help keep your vehicle working effectively and efficiently, it is important to inspect the tires on a regular basis. While inspecting the tires, also remember to check the spare tire. It is most often overlooked until it is needed. Since spare tires are typically used in emergency situations, the last thing you want is to have is an issue with it. Ensure it has the proper amount of air pressure as well as being in good condition can help save time, money, and stress in the long run. If you are unsure of the condition of the spare tire, you can always bring in your vehicle, and we can look at the tires on it, as well as the spare. This way the spare tire will be ready to use incase you need it.
Why you should inspect the spare tire
The spare tire is an important component to your vehicle. If you have a flat tire, you must rely on the vehicle’s spare tire to get you to an auto shop or convenient place to park your vehicle. Inspect the spare tire as frequently as you would for the regular tires. If an incident happens with your tires, you will need to have the spare tire reliable and in good condition so you can get your vehicle in to be inspected. The spare tires are meant for only short distances of travel. They are not designed with the same capabilities as regular tires are for load capacity, speed capability, or distances. It is recommended that when the spare tire is on your vehicle, you travel no further than fifty miles. It is also recommended to travel at speeds less than fifty miles per hour.
Check the air pressure in the tire
When you inspect the spare tire, also make sure to check the air pressure. Always confirm that the air pressure is at the recommended level. The proper amount of air inflation can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual for all the tires. The inflation should be inspect on a regular basis to ensure the spare tire will be in the most efficient condition possible, incase you need to use it. If the tire is overinflated it runs the risk of picking up sharp objects that are on the road’s surface. Tires that are underinflated can blowout as you are driving on the road. Even the spare tire should be inflated to the correct pressure to help to provide you with a safe ride.
Inspect the condition the spare tire is in
The spare tire should also be inspected for what condition it is in. Looking at the sidewalls and inner and outer sides can help it be efficient if you need it. If you notice any cracks or cuts in the rubber, you may want to invest in a different spare tire. You can also bring the spare tire in so we can inspect it for you. We can also inspect the spare tire at other times when you bring your vehicle in for regular maintenances.