How long can I drive on a lightweight spare?
May 12, 2007 9:52 AM Subscribe
How long can I drive on a temporary (light-weight) spare tire? What are the dangers involved?
posted by es_de_bah to travel & transportation (19 answers total)
Yes, yes. I should only drive on the thing for a max of 50 miles, and only at reduced speeds. But I'm broke and coming up on a payday.
So what's the deal? I understand that the spare will wear out eventually, and that my gas mileage is down, and that I'm putting stress on the other tires.
But other than that? Am i hurting my car? And what's the longest any of you folks have made it on a donut?