Some Tips For Driving With The Space Saver


Smaller Size Spare Wheels

A lot of manufacturers today supply their new cars with a non-standard spare wheel and tyre. These are lighter and slimmer than normal and are designed for weight and space saving purposes.

A space-saver wheel is intended for emergency purposes and should only be used as a temporary measure. Motorists should be advised to get the original car tyre repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

Tips For Using The Spare Wheel

Speed The Maximum recommended speed that you should travel with a temporary tyre on your vehicle is 80KPH. Poor weather, road conditions & other factors should also be taken into consideration when choosing how fast to drive on a space saver.

Braking Always leave a much larger distance between you and the car in front as braking can be severely affected.

Handling As the contact area between the tyre and the ground is a lot smaller traction will be lost at a lower speed than it would be with your original tyres.

Distance Some space savers come with minimal tread from new and should only be used to complete a journey or make a journey to a tyre dealer. Space Savers are NOT to be used long term.   Tyreland has 6 Tyre Depots located around Dublin City and Meath and offer the most competitive deals on cheap tyres in Dublin. Our industry experts are always available for advice and love to help people out. Contact us today.

Space Savers are NOT to be used long term.


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