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Old 07-11-2016, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by vegajf View Post
The dealer isn't wrong though, most people never check the spare tire pressure, when in the service department I would say 95% of the time the spare on trade ins were either low on pressure, flat or missing entirely.

Of course spare tires are not included on a lot of new econo cars so I suppose at least honda included one.

the only time i check the spare is before a long trip
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:07 AM
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According to new research from AAA, nearly 28 percent of 2017 model-year vehicles do not come with a spare tire as standard equipment. In 2016 alone, AAA rescued more than 450,000 members who had a flat tire, but were in a car that didnít have a spare.

AAA Study: New Cars Are Being Sold Without Spare Tires - DWYM
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:46 PM
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well most people that call AAA dont know how to change a spare in the first place.

but agree dat when i sell my GTI, im taking the spare and jack and placing it in my Golf-R's trunk. lol
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:21 PM
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My simplified approach is to keep a 12V air pump in the car at all times.
This allows me to manage the pressure in my 4 tires anytime and anywhere + the added benefit of being able to pump up the spare tire only and only if I need to use it.

For long term tire storage (ie. spare tire or even when storing the winter/all-season tires) it's recommended to keep them slightly under-inflated.

The cheap $15 pump lasted almost 10 years of "living in the trunk" before I smashed the 12V plug by mistake (the pump was still working) so I upgraded to a $50 air pump that is better built (more metal, less plastic) and includes a built-in flashlight.

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Old 03-12-2018, 03:21 PM
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My 2013 FIT EV has the repair kit and a nice little compressor instead of a spare, its to save weight and make room for the battery pack.. I tested it my GD spare it fits but then I lose the storage space of the charger that is in the hole with the patch kit and the compressor.
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