Do You Know the Difference Between a Compact and Full-Size Spare Tire?

A compact temporary tire is sometimes referred to as a donut. It’s small and light and designed for temporary use to get your passenger car to a safe place for tire repair. A full-size spare is a regular tire that is a good choice for a car. It is the only option for a large pick-up or SUV.

Either one is preferable to being stuck on the side of the road in a car with a flat. It should become a routine part of driving to make sure you have an operable spare and jack. The compact, with its limited tread, can be difficult to maneuver. You should only drive it at reduced speeds. You can operate with the full-size spare like you do with your other tires but be sure to get the flat fixed.

Come in to our service center at Fred Martin of Youngstown when you’re in Youngstown, OH. We look forward to helping you with your tire questions.

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