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How Far Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

A spare tire is a helpful safety net, but most are not meant to replace your flat tire indefinitely.

Not all spare tires are created equal, so check your vehicle owner’s manual to get a better understanding of what kind of substitute you have. Temporary spare tires usually don’t have nearly the lifespan of a regular tire. In comparison to a normal car tire they can have just one layer of polyester in the sidewall and two belts of steel with a layer of polyester in the tread, meaning they can’t take nearly as much road abuse as a normal tire.
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Nothing new here, it's pretty common knowledge that a spare is only good for short distances at low speeds. Sometimes it even says right on the spare to not go faster than 55 mph or farther than 50 miles.

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derp. it says on the tire

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The answer is until it blows up. You're welcome.

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derp. it says on the tire
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Dealt with one on my Pontiac on the right rear for a month and 380 miles. A pothole messed up the rear control arm and damaged the wheel. You could deal for awhile, not that I'd recommend it. lol
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I'v seen people drive 70mph+ on those, not safe
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