Few things are as stressful as a flat tire. Especially as you’re traveling along a remote and desolate highway. Not a great time to discover a spare tire is nowhere to be found in your new car. Surprisingly, more than ⅓ of all car models sold today, are not equipped with that little lifesaver.
So, why are so many car manufacturers not providing a spare tire?
Car manufacturers are finding new ways to reduce weight and reduce costs. Removing the spare is simply one way to accomplish this. Of course, this requires reliance on spare tire alternatives. Unfortunately, the common alternatives you’re left with are barely adequate at best.
– Inflator kits are one of car manufacturer’s current substitute for a spare tire. However, inflator kits are extremely limited in the damage that they can repair. Using the inflator along with the sealant is only effective on simple nail-type punctures that are clean through the center of the tire tread. 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. Some replacements ranging up to $300 – $400 apiece. Modern Spare designs and sells spare tire kits engineered specifically for your car. Our kits are a modern solution and a vast improvement over the factory-supplied solutions. We offer spare tire kits for many GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and all Tesla models with many more makes and models being introduced soon.
– AAA memberships or similar roadside assistance service provides peace of mind for countless drivers. Roadside services offer help for all types of breakdowns. Great for many situations but, having this insurance as your spare tire back up is not a real solution. Without a good spare tire, failures typically result in a tow. With a high-performance car or one with a very low stance, damage to your vehicle is possible when being loaded on a tow truck.
Furthermore, AAA will take you to the nearest service station. You may have experienced the unlikelihood that this service station will stock the specialty performance tire your car requires. If traveling out of town, a hotel stay is likely while waiting for a replacement tire to arrive.
You can see how relying on roadside assistance 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. You need a spare tire solution designed to fit and be right for your car.
–simply works while adding convenience, freedom, and is more cost-effective than 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. We use an ultra-strong aluminum alloy wheel and factor in all the needed requirements for your specific vehicle.
To make our complete kits a complete solution, we have included an innovative easy-lift ratcheting vehicle jack, extendable breaker-bar style lug wrench, and a reinforced carrying case for those cars without a dedicated spare tire storage space. Better yet, our spare tire kit is designed to get you where you need to be, either back home or to a repair facility you trust.
Our tire and wheel combo is specifically engineered so that it can be mounted and used for longer distances over traditional spares once provided by carmakers*.
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