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How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

Spare Tire


It’s unfortunate, but there are times where you’ll need to ride around with a spare tire or “donut” as they call it. This can be due to tire ruptures or damages to the wheel. Many of our Mandeville customers ask us about, how long can you drive on a spare tire? While it’s not ideal to drive around on a spare tire, sometimes it is necessary to do so, and you can get a good amount of miles from it. 

Depending on the size of the spare tire you’re riding around on, you can get up to 70 miles on it, at which point you’ll need to replace it with a standard tire for your vehicle. If you’re driving around on a spare and you want to know, how long can I drive on a spare. Bring your vehicle down to our Metairie service center where we’ll service your vehicle in no time. Also, if you’re having tire problems and want to upgrade vehicles, reach out to our finance center to see what deals you can get on a new vehicle!

How Long Can a Space-Saver-Sized Tire Last You?

If you get a flat tire on the roads of Kenner and you have the space-saver or “donut” tire, there is something you should know if you’re concerned about “how long can you drive on a spare tire,” such as:

  • Spares cannot be driven over 50 miles per hour
  • Spare tires shouldn’t be driven for more than 70 miles
  • You’ll have less traction than with a full-size spare

If you have a space-saver tire, it’s important to get it fixed quickly to avoid damages or ruptures later on. These tires are designed for emergencies. Visit our Gretna-area service center if you need to purchase a tire or have one replaced!

How Long Can a Full-Sized Spare Tire Last You?

Now, if you have a full-sized spare tire and you’re wondering how long can I drive on a spare, you’ll be pleased to know that you can drive a lot longer with a full-sized spare rather than a donut. But, you should still have it replaced as soon as you can. 

Have Your Tires Serviced at Crown Buick GMC 

If you’re riding around on a spare tire and need to have it replaced promptly, visit our Metairie service center and have it replaced by an experienced technician. We can replace your tires in no time so you can get back out onto the road. Contact or visit our service center for more information!

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