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Spare Tires Disappear From New-Car Equipment Lists, AAA Study Says | Edmunds.com

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Spare Tires Disappear From New-Car Equipment Lists, AAA Study Says | Edmunds.com

Spare tires are doing a disappearing act from the new-car equipment lists, according to a new AAA study.

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  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    Some kind of spare tyre is a must for me. There are MANY places from the Rockies to the West Coast where a 50 mile runflat just gets you to another place without cell service. Even during a visit to rural Iowa I found tracts of the state that have no cell service, and I'm with one of the biggest carriers.
  • carboy21carboy21 Member Posts: 760
    Run flat tires don't mean anything unless they can take you home . You need to find another tire after your fifty miles are up . And you cannot repair a run flat tire after you have driven them flat . I prefer normal tires with a donut tire as spare .
  • tomcfromtxtomcfromtx Member Posts: 2
    It would be so helpful if Edmunds could include the spare tire information on each new car it tests.
  • tomcfromtxtomcfromtx Member Posts: 2
    1. Run flat tires on average last about 6,000 miles less than regular tires. 2. They're substantially more expensive than regular tires. 3. They provide for a much harsher ride. 4. They almost never can be repaired.
  • carboy21carboy21 Member Posts: 760
    edited February 2016
    Run flats are suitable for only dumb soccer moms who take kids out late at night. B)
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