No spare tire in your new car? Four things you need to know.
You're cruising along in your new car, when bang
, there's a flat tire. You do everything youíre supposed to do: Safely maneuver to the side of the road, turn on your hazard lights, lift the hood to indicate car trouble, and open the trunk to get the spare. And itís not there! In an effort to decrease vehicle weight, increase fuel economy, and allow for more trunk space, manufacturers have been replacing full-size spare tires with smaller, temporary ones. Now, even these are disappearing in some models in favor of a tire repair kit the size of a shoebox. Donít have a spare tire in your trunk? Here are four things you need to know: