Compact vs. Full-Size Spare Tires: Pick the Best Tire

Is your tire pressure low? Are you getting a flat tire? If you are thinking of replacing with a spare, then you may start with the tire in your trunk.

Typically, these are compact tires that are smaller and not made to handle the load of your vehicle on long trips. These are emergency tires that simply take you to the shop to purchase a new tire. Dealerships will typically include an emergency donut tire in the trunk so that you don't get stranded on the side of the road. While spare tires are cheaper and small enough to fit in your trunk, you should upgrade to a full-size tire if you don't want to deal with going to the shop.

Full-size tires are made to be nearly or exactly the same as your other tires. You can purchase a fifth tire with the set to become your spare in the future. Want to check out all the tire rates and get tire services? Stop by our service center at Penske Jaguar Cerritos located in Cerritos, CA.

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