The Distinct Differences Between Spare Tire Sizes

If you get a flat tire, it is usually replaced with a spare tire, also known as a "donut." Although the donut is safe to use while driving, it is only temporary and intended for allowing you to get to a service center and have the tire changed.

A donut is much lighter in weight as opposed to a full-size spare tire. It also gives you the added convenience by saving space in the vehicle due to its smaller size; however, it should only be used between 50 to 70 miles before it is replaced.

With a full-size spare tire, you have an assurance that you are safer on the road which gives you more time to replace, or repair, the tire that went flat. You can drive on it like you normally would, although you'll want to exercise caution due to differences in tread depth.

Please contact Malloy Ford for your tire replacement needs. We have very skilled and trained professionals employed at our service department located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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