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ok so basicly i got a flat so i whip out the spare but i red and says TEMP USE ONLY 80km/ph max fine so no faster than 50mph doesnt bother me i can cope..... however what i wanted to know is how temp … Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
ok so basicly i got a flat so i whip out the spare but i red and says TEMP USE ONLY 80km/ph max fine so no faster than 50mph doesnt bother me i can cope..... however what i wanted to know is how temp use is this tyre i dont get paid for 3weeks and i do about 10/15miles a day will it alst that long as i wanted to replace all 4 tyres at once as there all a bit old and runing out of tred etc or will this temp tyre blow / rip apart before then???? thanks in advance
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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banned#1
you should always have a spare on you for whatever happens.
#2
wel the other one is in the boot it holds preasure for about 2hrs so that counts as a spare if another one blows out etc i just wanted to know if this 'temp use only' tyre could last that long as i have no idea and cant find any info on there life span etc...... if it helps it is a brand new temp use tyre i imagine is had new tred/rubber placed on it but it was brand new from the looks of it no marks dirt etc no wear at all
banned#3
Is the spare a different size to the other wheels? If it's smaller (space saver) then it will have a higher RPM than the other side of the car rumours have it this can cause problems if done for too long. I would say 10/15 miles a day for 3 weeks would be fine if the wheel is the correct size and not a space saver.

Have seen people hurtling along a motorway 80+mph with a spacer saver funny as hell till it blows I guess.
#4
On an emergency tyre you should do 50mph absolute MAX and for a no more than 100 miles.

They are basically an emergency get you home tyre and you shouldn't use for any longer than is absolutely necessary.
#5
If you can afford it I would replace two tyres on one axle asap and put the spare back again. It will probably last if you keep your speed and cornering reasonable, but you will wear it as they are not designed for continued use and you may end up having to renew that as well so eventually you'll end up replacing 5 tyres!
If the spare is bald and in place, remember it will fail you on an MOT. If you suspect it is a bit bald, remove it before your MOT as you wont fail if its missing, but if its there and bald you'll fail!
#6
if it's a full size temp. spare, you ould be ok (but not recommended) if it's a space saver, then it's really not worth the risk.
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kjbenja;5027963
On an emergency tyre you should do 50mph absolute MAX and for a no more than 100 miles.

They are basically an emergency get you home tyre and you shouldn't use for any longer than is absolutely necessary.

+1
#8
Space saver spare tyres are really only designed to get you to a garage close by for a replacement to be obtained.
I wouldn't advise using them for long and going any great distance.
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marmalade47
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#10
Use the space saver spare for as short a time as possible, if you are unlucky enough to need to replace it, they cost a hell of a lot more than your standard tyres, even though they are a lot smaller.

On my car I've just replaced two new front tyres for £120, the space saver spare is £170 for one.

Also remember if you have an emergency and have to stop quickly, you have less grip on the corner with the space saver on.

It's not worth taking the risk for 3 weeks.
#11
why not take the flat and see if it can be repaired 90% can unless its on a side wall
thats the cheapest safe option
#12
The 50mph limit is not beacuse of the tyre structure, it is purely because of the handling difference. It's perfectly safe to use.

It is recommended that you fit it to the rear, rather than the front.

3 weeks is a bit long though i think. They do wear down quite fast due to the high pressure. As someone said, take the tyre to Kwik Fit, and they'll fix it for £15 to £20. If it can't be fixed, then you'll have no choice but to use the spare, just take it easy.
#13
kk thanks for all the answers well over night the spare was slashed but someone so i had no choice but ive put on a proper size second hand one (cost £15) had it checked over etc and its good to go. thanks for all your answers i tried going a little faster with the temp and just had no grip from 60mph + so i slowed to 40 and had plenty of grip. thanks all rep will be given 2mo (on a break from work atm and not enough time)

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