As more and more vehicles come with equipped with temporary tires instead of spare tires, it’s time to talk safety. The other day I drove passed a car on the side of the road with a blown out temporary tire. It was obvious the temporary tired had been used for more than temporary purposes. The horrible part in this instance, is when the temporary tire blew it took out a good part of the front bumper on this particular vehicle.
The temporary tire is made to be just as it is named, temporary. It’s sole purpose is to get you off the side of the road and to the nearest tire center. The temporary tire is not made for extended use or excess mileage. It is meant for very short trips to be changed out with a proper tire and stored back in the trunk for the next emergency.
Think safety first and remember to only use the temporary tire for a temporary purposes and remind your friends and family as well.