Let’s be honest, changing a spare tire is no fun. We get that and who wants 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 a 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. The goal is 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. Our TruLift jack system requires just minimal effort to raise your vehicle and bring down safely. Stubborn lug nuts can add stress to a stressful situation. We have included a telescoping breaker-bar style lug nut wrench. This compact wrench extends to provide optimal leverage in order to quickly remove and replace the lug nuts on your vehicle. Finally, since a flat tire is a dirty tire, we had the forethought to include a large plastic tire bag in each kit to protect your car’s interior while transporting your flat to the repair shop.
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/wheel combo that has a much smaller rolling diameter than the vehicle’s stock wheels. Using a spare that is much smaller than your factory wheels creates extra strain on the vehicle’s drivetrain and will often lead to failure. Our kit is designed to closely match the rolling diameter of your vehicle’s drive tires so that no excess wear is placed on your vehicle’s drivetrain. This makes it possible to complete your trip or travel to a repair shop of your choice rather than the typical 55-mile limitation. 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.
– In most cases, this is a manufacturer’s substitute for a spare tire. However, inflator kits are extremely limited in the damage that they can repair. They are only effective on punctures that are clean through the center of the tire tread, such as a nail. With sidewall damage from curb strikes and potholes, or complete blowouts, these inflator/sealer kits are of no help. 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 or similar roadside assistance service provides peace of mind for countless drivers. Their service offers assistance for many roadway breakdowns. However, in a number of circumstances having a AAA membership as your spare tire back up is not a real solution. With a high-performance car or one with a very low stance, it is possible that your vehicle will be damaged when being loaded on a tow truck due to the low ground clearance.
Furthermore, AAA will take you to 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. If traveling out of town, a hotel stay is likely waiting for a replacement tire to arrive. One can see how relying on this solution can turn into an expensive and stressful experience. Should you find yourself with a flat in an area with no cell phone service, the outcome is even more stressful.
– 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 and is more cost effective 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 an ultra-strong aluminum alloy 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, extending 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.