Spare Tire

A spare tire or spare tyre (or stepney) is an additional tire (or tyre - see spelling differences) carried in a motor vehicle as a replacement for one that goes flat, a blowout, or other emergency. Spare tire is generally a misnomer, as almost all vehicles actually carry an entire wheel with a tire mounted on it as a spare, as fitting a tire to a wheel would require a motorist to carry additional, specialized equipment. However, some spare tires ("space-saver" and "donut" types) are not meant to be driven long distances. Space-savers have a maximum speed of around 50 mph (80 km/h).

Read more about Spare Tire:  History, Usage in The 21st Century, Storage, See Also

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Spare Tire - See Also
... Continental tire Flat tire Whitewall tire. ...
Plymouth Valiant - 1960–1962 - Design and Mechanical Revisions - 1960
... fender, an inner reveal ring on the deck lid's spare tire stamping, a "V200" nameplate on the dashboard, and stainless steel windshield and backlight reveal mouldings were deleted from production ... Script "Valiant" callouts were placed in the centre of the deck lid's spare-tire stamping and on each front fender ... compartment on the two-seat models included the use of Captive-Aire tires ...
Lincoln LS - 2000–2002
... The battery of the LS was positioned in the spare tire well inside the car's trunk because there was too little room for it in the engine bay ... Early 2000 LS models included a full-size spare tire ... This was changed (starting in February 2000) to a space-saving spare tire, to reduce weight in order to keep the car in the midsize class per government specifications ...
Scion XB - First Generation (2003-2007) - First Generation XB Vs. First Generation BB
... The Toyota bB was not equipped with a spare tire ... On the Scion xB, a compact spare tire was stored under the left side of a raised rear cargo floor ... Since the spare tire raised the cargo floor by several inches, a storage bin was added to the right of the spare tire to reclaim some of the lost storage space ...
Continental Tire - Models
... In the United States, the external Continental tire mounting was a factory option on various types of cars during the 1950s and early 1960s ... the Nash Metropolitan, Jeepster Commando, and Mercury Turnpike Cruiser – the Continental tire was a standard feature ... car's rear bumper was extended and the tire had a fabric or metal cover ...

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