Compact vs. Full-Size Spare Tire: Which is Better?

You probably didn't give it much thought when you were first shopping for a new vehicle, but your vehicle likely came with a spare tire. You may want to educate yourself on its location before you are in a bind and in need of the tire. Some vehicles house their spare tire in the trunk while other, larger vehicles have room for them underneath the vehicle. There is also the option for your spare tire being on the back of your vehicle. Regardless of its location, you will want to know how to use it.

Your spare tire could be a full-size tire, which means you can swap it out with the flat tire and be on your way. A smaller, more compact tire is also an option. The compact spare should only be driven briefly, to get you back to our Toyota parts center so we can repair your tire for you.

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