Bridgestone Tracompa Spare Tires
Bridgestone® Tracompa spare tires are quality spare tires that really help you out of a bind. In case you experience a flat tire-and we hope that never happens-it's important to know about spare tires. If you trust Bridgestone for your everyday tires, then you can also trust them for your spare tire.
Important Information about Bridgestone Tracompa Spare Tires
Check Your Spare Tire
The first thing you need to know about your spare tire is its location. In the majority of cars, the spare is stored under the floor of the trunk. The spare for trucks, SUVs, and crossovers is often bolted to the bottom of the vehicle. If you can't figure out where your spare is, your owner's manual should tell you. No luck there? You may not have a spare, but it's a good idea to get one. Bridgestone Tracompa spare tires are a great choice. If you're able to find your spare, check it for tears, cracks, and other damage that might cause a tire failure. If you find any damage or aren't sure about the quality of your spare, replace it or check with your local auto dealership so a service technician can help determine what's best.
If You Experience a Flat
If you ever get a flat tire, you might have to change it yourself. In that case, try to get your vehicle to the side of the road or a safe location to make the change. It's important to note that you should never drive on a completely flat tire. That can cause irreversible damage to your rim and possibly your entire vehicle. For detailed instructions on changing the flat and replacing it with a Bridgestone Tracompa spare, read our How to Change a Flat Tire article.
Driving on a Spare Tire
With a Bridgestone Tracompa spare on your vehicle, there's no need to panic. Bridgestone produces high quality spares. However, you need to be aware of the driving restrictions. In general, you can drive on spare tires for up to 50 miles at speeds up to 50 miles per hour, but each spare may have different specifications. Check the sidewall of the spare for the specific limitations.