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So, why Is My Car Missing A Spare Tire?

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.


What “solutions” are carmakers leaving you with?

Inflator Kits

– 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.

Modern Spare – Spare Tire Kits for Tesla, Camaro, BMW, Corvette, Buick, Pontiac, Dodge, Chrysler, & Cadillac

Roadside Assistance

– 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.

Modern Spare – Spare Tire Kits for Tesla, Camaro, BMW, Corvette, Buick, Pontiac, Dodge, Chrysler, & Cadillac

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The Modern Spare Solution

–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*.

*range details here.

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Spare Tire Kits for Tesla, Camaro, BMW, Corvette, Buick, Pontiac, Dodge, Chrysler, & Cadillac


There is no such thing as a “universal” Spare tire and wheel

It is critically important the spare tire you choose is designed and engineered specifically for your make, model and year. Carmakers are always changing, redesigning and improving the performance and efficiency of the vehicles they offer. These changes, although sometimes minor, must be considered carefully in spare tire design.

So Many factors are considered

Modern Spare engineers each spare kit specifically for the vehicle model and year it is made for. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your Modern Spare is right for your vehicle.


More than being lightweight

Let’s be honest, changing a spare tire is not fun. We understand this first-hand and who wants to eagerly venture out in the cold weather or blazing sun to change a flat? So, we simplified it. A narrow space-saving spare tire can be so much better than what carmakers used to provide.
We took our carefully engineered wheel design and partnered with a state of the art aluminum alloy wheel manufacturer. Each kit is purpose-built to be both lightweight and extremely durable. Also, each spare tire and wheel we offer is carefully engineered to be the right and correct fit for your car.

Durable and Strong

By utilizing a lightweight alloy wheel, the Modern Spare ® is 35% lighter than its steel counterpart. We engineered our lightweight wheel and tire to be tough and durable enough to travel farther than typical spare tires allow.* The combined effect of being tough and lightweight makes changing a flat tire much less strenuous in addition to providing peace of mind as you travel.

Ease Of Use

Getting back on the road should be easy

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 your car down safely.

Having the right tools

Stubborn lug nuts can add stress to an already stressful situation. We have included a telescoping breaker-bar style lug wrench. Our compact wrench features an extendable handle to provide optimal leverage. Even the most stubborn lug nuts are removed and reinstalled easily. Finally, since a flat tire is a dirty tire, we had the forethought to include a large plastic tire bag in each kit. You can now protect your car’s interior while transporting your flat to the repair shop.​

Extended Range

The old way…

Traditional spare tires once provided by carmakers typically had a limited range of fewer than 50 miles. The range limit is due to the cost savings of manufacturing a small limited-use spare tire. Likewise, these typical factory-supplied spares have a much smaller rolling diameter compared to the vehicle’s factory tire size. Using a spare that is so much smaller than your factory tires can put extra strain on the vehicle’s drivetrain and will often lead to failure if used for travel over the stated limit.

The new way…

Our kit is designed to better match the rolling diameter of your vehicle’s factory tires. This prevents excess strain on your vehicle’s drivetrain. Also, if the situation requires, this allows you to travel farther than the limited 50-mile range of old spare tires.* Each Modern Spare kit comes equipped with an actual reinforced tire for a more useful travel distance and at more normal highway speeds. With the right size spare tire, you can more easily complete your trip or travel to a repair shop of your choice. Whether you have AWD, a limited-slip differential, or a locking differential, our kit is safe for the sophisticated drivetrain of your car.
*See range and speed details here