I have been looking to buy a new car,and some are only giving a tyre repair kit instead of a spare wheel, how does this work and is it safe,i would think that if you had a split in the side wall of tyre it could not be repaired properly, your opinion please. Thanks Alan Long
Asked by Alan Long
I have been looking to buy a car, some are only giving a tyre repair kit instead of a spare wheel, how does this work and is it safe.
It is increasingly common for new cars to be supplied with a sealant/compressor kit rather than a full-size spare to save weight and space but these are only effective in limited circumstances i.e. where there is a small puncture in the tread area and you are able to stop before causing more severe damage to the tyre.
Carrying a full-size spare will enable you to complete a journey following a puncture with relatively little delay or inconvenience.
If this is important to you for peace-of-mind then ask the dealer if they will supply a spare as an optional extra – many can.