Find your vehicle specific spare tire kit.
Let’s be honest, changing a spare tire is no fun. We get that and admittedly would not be the first to eagerly venture out in the cold and wet to change a flat. So we simplified it. Rather than lumber around a full size wheel and tire or heavy steel spare we connected with a state of the art aluminum alloy wheel manufacturer to purpose build a spare tire combo that is both lightweight and extremely durable. By utilizing an alloy wheel we are able to produce a product that is 35% lighter than its steel counterpart. To make our combined kit as light as possible we utilize a telescoping socket wrench and our innovative TruLift Scissor Jack. The combined effect is to make changing a flat tire much less strenuous in addition to providing better fuel economy when the kit is in your car.
Changing a flat should be quick and easy. We achieve this by including purpose built tools into every Modern Spare kit to get you back on the road quickly. The TruLift scissor jack system promises to be the most simple and effective small jack that you will ever use thanks to its leveraged ratcheting system. TruLift requires such minimal effort that a young child could easily raise a car in order to change a flat. To increase the efficiency of removing the flat and placing the spare on your vehicle we have included a telescoping lug nut wrench. This compact wrench extends to provide optimal leverage in order to quickly remove and replace the lug nuts on your vehicle. To top it all off we had the forethought to include a simple plastic bag in each kit to contain any dirt or residue from the changed flat.
It is common for many OEM spare tire kits to have a limited range of 55 miles. This is due to the cost savings of manufacturing a small spare tire and wheel combo that has a smaller rolling diameter than the vehicle’s stock wheels. This presents a problem due to the fact that it creates extra strain on the vehicle’s drivetrain components and will often lead to failure. Our kit is designed to match the rolling diameter of your vehicle’s drive tires so that no excess wear is placed your vehicle’s drivetrain components making it possible to complete your trip. Whether you have AWD, a limited slip differential, or locking differential our kit is guaranteed to be safe for your vehicle.
What’s worse than a flat tire? The sinking realization that you are in the middle of nowhere and have no way to fix it.
Surprisingly, more than ⅓ of car models sold today come without that little lifesaver, but why?
Weight and cost savings for auto manufacturers, which is partially influenced by government mandated fuel efficiency standards. So what options do manufacturer’s leave you with?
– In most cases, this is a manufacturers substitute for a spare tire. However,
inflator kits are extremely limited in the damage that they can repair. The are
only effective on punctures that are clean through the center of the tire tread,
such as a nail. Side wall damage, curb strike, pothole, or blowout? You are out
of luck. The sealant in these kits can also damage tire-pressure monitoring
systems with some replacements ranging up to $300 – $400 a piece.
– Having a AAA membership provides peace of mind for countless drivers as
their services solve many roadway breakdowns. However, in a number of
circumstances having a AAA membership as your spare tire back up is a bad
idea. Should you have a sports performance car, it is likely that your vehicle
will be damaged when being loaded on a tow truck due to it’s low ground
clearance. Furthermore, AAA will drop you at the nearest service station and
chances are slim that the said service station will stock the wide low profile Z
rated tire size that your car requires. More likely than not you will spend a
couple days in a motel waiting for a replacement tire to arrive. One can see
how relying on this solution can turn into an expensive and painful experience.
Should you find yourself with a flat in an area with no cell phone service the outcome is even more bleak.
– This solution is very popular among high performance cars. The idea behind
this technology is that if you are to puncture a tire you can drive up to 50 miles
at a reduced speed on the flat tire to the nearest service station. However, this
technology has significant drawbacks. Should a blowout occur the run-flats
are useless. Furthermore, once driven on with a small puncture they can no
longer be repaired and must be replaced which can often bear costs in excess of
$500 per tire. A large price to pay for a simple puncture. What’s more, if a
service station with the correct replacement tire is not within 50 miles you are
left stranded. One must also consider that run flat tires produce more road
noise, provide sub par ride quality, offer reduced handling abilities, and come
at nearly twice the purchase price of their non run-flat counterparts.
– is one that will work in every situation in a more cost effective
way than any of the aforementioned alternatives. Our engineered solution is
lightweight, reliable, and vehicle specific. We have taken the time to produce
the best spare tire kit on the market today by using a cast aluminum wheel
with built in brake clearances for your specific vehicle. To make our kits a one
stop solution we’ve included an innovative ratcheting vehicle jack, lug wrench,
and wheel carrying case where applicable. Better yet, our spare tire kit is
designed to get you home and not just to the nearest service station. Our tire
and wheel combo is specifically engineered so that it can be driven on for long
distances with no adverse effects to your vehicle.