[DML] Spare Tire
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[DML] Spare Tire



it all comes down to risk and being prepared as others have said.

Like many of you I have a brand new never been mounted original donut spare tire for my car. It still has every little "new tire" hairs on it. I would NEVER use it on the car because its 31 years old! Although if it does hold air still the air in it could be Irish!

I also decided many years ago that since storage space is such a premium in our little cars that carrying it doesn't make much sense. So I took it out about 10 years ago and filled the space with emergency tools and parts like an extra fuel pump.

I do carry a can of fix a flat but have never needed it. Thinking back, the last flat tire I have had was in about 1987. That one was even my fault! I was backing out of my own garage and hit a piece of lawn edging that I had leftover from a project I had been doing earlier in the day. It sliced like a razor through the sidewall.

Point being I've driven from Colorado to Gettysburg and also to Vegas and put almost 40K miles on my car without a spare tire and just don't see the need. Yes our roads suck too but I do my level best to be attentive when driving any one of my 5 cars in order to AVOID road debris and pot holes.

Do I care if anyone else carries a spare no. Good you boy scouts. Me... to paraphrase the words of the biggest antagonist on the list "my results speak for themselves and until I have a problem I see no need to change my procees!" 

Dan



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