Pirelli Spare Tires
Pirelli® spare tires can help get you out of a predicament. By keeping one of these high-quality spares in your vehicle, you'll be ready if you ever get a flat tire. However, before you have to change a tire and put on a spare, there's a lot you can do to prepare. Knowing that Pirelli makes spares is a good start.
Important Information about Pirelli Spare Tires
Examine Your Spare Tire
Finding the spare tire in your vehicle is the first step to becoming Spare Tire-Smart. Most cars that come with a spare have it stored beneath the floor of the trunk. In trucks, SUVs, and crossovers, you'll usually find the spare bolted to the bottom of the vehicle or inside the rear cargo area.
Having trouble finding your spare? Check in your owner's manual for the location. If that doesn't help, your vehicle may not have one. If that's the case, it's a smart idea to purchase one. Pirelli spare tires are an excellent option.
If you've found the spare in your vehicle, check it for damage, such as cracks and tears, which could cause a tire failure. If there's any damage to it or if you have questions about its quality, check with your local auto dealership. One of their certified service technicians will help you determine if you should replace it.
If You Get a Flat Tire
If you do get a flat, the only option might be changing it yourself. First, try to pull your vehicle to a safe location to make the change. Getting to a safe location is important, but you should never drive on a completely flat tire. If you do, you can cause permanent damage to your wheel and even your whole vehicle. Head over to our How to Change a Flat Tire article for detailed instructions about changing the flat and replacing it with your Pirelli spare.
Driving on a Spare Tire
When you have a Pirelli spare on your wheel, have confidence. Their durable spares can get you to a service station so that it can be replaced with a new, full-sized tire. However, there are some driving restrictions. Generally, you can drive on a spare tire for 50 miles at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. However, every spare has its own specifications. Check the sidewall of your Pirelli spare tire for its specific limitations to ensure your safety and the safety of your passengers.