Compact vs Full-Size Spare Tires: What You Need to Know

Have you ever bought a new car and gotten a spare tire? Usually these are temporary, compact tires that don't last very long when on the road. Compact tires are made for a one-time use. Once you get back on the road, you should head to the nearest shop to get your original tire patched or replaced. While they work out great for a short-term fix, there are a lot of problems with continuing to drive on a temporary tire. For one, it can cause your tires to become unbalanced.

Full-size tires are a better bet for the long-run. These tires are made to last over longer drives and daily commutes. This is because they are made to handle the load of a vehicle, unlike a compact spare tire. While a little bit more expensive, you can purchase a full-size tire as a spare along with your original set. Want to purchase a tire for a low rate? Stop by our auto parts and repair facility the next time you're in Reno, NV.

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