Can you be absolutely positive you have a spare tire in your car? Many people discover that they don’t until it’s too late.
Lots of cars, especially late model cars, leave the dealership with no spare tire. This is how car makers reduce the weight of the car, thus improving fuel economy.
Instead, some cars come with “run flat” main tires. When those tires get punctured, they can still run for a short distance at a limited speed. Some auto makers include a small inflator kit. But no spare.
In many cases you can buy a spare at the dealership. But that can cost close to $500.
AAA reports that they’ve received over 47,000 “tire calls” so far in 2021 in the Bay Area.
Jack & Carolyn talked about this on the Morning Breeze. Listen here: