Bridgestone Tracompa TR2 Spare Tires
With a Bridgestone® Tracompa TR2 spare tire in your vehicle, you'll be ready if you ever experience a flat tire. We hope you never experience a flat, but if you do, there's some stuff you should know. For example, Bridgestone puts as much care into creating their spare tires as they do into their everyday tires.
Important Information about Bridgestone Tracompa TR2 Spare Tires
Check Your Spare Tire
To check the condition of your spare, you first need to know where it is. In most cars, the spare tire is stowed beneath the floor of the trunk. On many trucks, SUVs, and crossovers you can find it bolted to the bottom of the vehicle. If you're unable to locate your spare tire, check your owner's manual for the location. If that doesn't lead you to the right place, you may not have a spare. In that case, it's a good idea to purchase one. The Bridgestone Tracompa TR2 is a high-quality option. If you can find your spare, look it over for damage that could cause a tire failure, such as tears and cracks. If there is damage, or if you're unsure about the spare's quality, you should replace it or check with the service department at your local auto dealership. A certified technician will help you determine if you need a new spare.
If You Experience a Flat
In the unfortunate event of a flat tire, you need to be able to take action. The first step is to get your vehicle to the side of the road or a safe location to change the flat. However, it's very important to note that driving on a completely flat tire can cause permanent damage to your rim and possibly your entire vehicle. For detailed instructions on changing a flat, read our How to Change a Flat Tire article.
Driving on a Spare Tire
If you're driving with a Bridgestone Tracompa TR2 spare on your vehicle, there's no need to worry. It's a high-quality spare. However, you do need to be aware of some driving restrictions. With most spare tires, you'll be able to drive at speeds up to 50 miles per hour for up to 50 miles, but each spare can have different specifications. Check the spare's sidewall for its specific limitations.