One important part to inspect on the vehicle is the spare tire. This is also one of the most forgotten about parts as well. The spare tire is essential because you might have to rely on it to get you to your destination. If a regular tire blows out or becomes flat, the spare tire is usually your option. The spare tire is designed to make sure you reach a place where the regular tire can be inspected and fixed. When you inspect the regular tires, it is also recommended to check the spare tire for the same things. This can help to ensure the spare tire will be ready to use for when you might need to drive on it. If you are not sure when the spare tire should be inspected, make sure to contact us. We can help to advise you when it should be looked at. We can also inspect the spare tire for you. By noticing an issue early on, you can help to prevent a larger or more serious issue from forming. It can also help you to prevent being stranded if one of the regular tires goes out.
The Air Pressure should be at the right amount
When you inspect the air pressure of the regular tires, make sure to remember to check the spare tire as well. If you are unsure how often to check the tires for the air pressure, we can help to recommend a schedule. The correct amount of air pressure can be found by looking in the vehicle owner’s manual. This can alert you to how much air should be in each of the tires, including the spare tire. If you notice that the tires need to have air added on a regular basis, it could indicate there is a leak somewhere on the tire. Driving on tires that are under inflated can be hazardous. This is because it could lead to them blowing out. It can also cause poor fuel mileage over time. If the tires are over inflated it can provide less contact with the surface of the road. An over inflated tire can also be more prone to pick up sharp object or debris on the road. The correct amount of air pressure can also be found on the inside of the driver’s door.
Inspect the Tread of the Spare Tire
Besides checking the air pressure on the tires, also check the tread. You will not want to have a spare tire that is low on tread or that is bald. This will result in poor handling and control when driving on the road. The tread is what helps to grip the road. This provides more stability on slippery or wet roads. Keeping control of your vehicle is important, especially while driving on a spare tire.
Make sure the Spare Tire can be driven on
It is important to know how to drive on a spare tire as well. It is recommended to not drive over fifty miles in distance. This is because the spare tire is designed to have you reach a destination to have the original tire fixed. Also make sure to not drive over fifty miles an hour. The spare tire is usually smaller, so it cannot operate as efficiently as regular tires. When driving on a spare tire, it is also encouraged to travel on back roads or roads that have less traffic. This can help you to avoid heavy traffic and also stay as safe as possible.