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Driving with Spare Tires: Temporary or Full-Size Spares?

When picking a spare, you want something reliable when you get a flat tire. However, you may not want to spend the money for a full-size spare when you can purchase a temporary for much less. There are some consequences for choosing these smaller spare tires instead of a full-size or one that matches your current tires.

Compact, temporary spare tires are made for short-term, emergency use. These are good for saving space in a small trunk as well. In addition, driving on a smaller spare for a longer period of time can cause alignment issues.

When you go to the tire shop, you can compare the size of your regular tires to different manufacturer's tires to pick the right one. If you are looking for a long-term solution, a full-size spare would be the better choice. If you have questions about what tire to pick, you should go to Lithia Medford Volkswagen. The associates can help you pick the best spare tire for your vehicle.
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