FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping

 

International Shipping - Does Modern Spare ship to customers outside the US?

Yes.

We can and do ship orders outside the US. You will see a shipping calculator in your shopping cart page. Simply. enter your shipping information and choose the shipping method that works best for you. 

For all US orders, shipping is charged at a flat rate of $45 usd. The international shipping rates will include this charge plus the additional cost relative to your location. The quoted amount is the actual total shipping amount you will pay.

 

Express Shipping - Do you offer faster shipping?

Yes.

For those occasions that require faster shipping, most US addresses can be shipped through a 2nd-day express option. Furthermore, the charges for these options can be costly. For this reason, we do our best to process your standard shipping order as fast as possible to make the standard shipping get to you quickly. If you have any questions about shipping or need assistance, please contact us here.

 

Cost of Shipping - What are the shipping charges for a Modern Spare Tire Kit?

For US address locations, shipping is charged at a flat $45 rate. We generally ship through a nationwide carrier like FedEx Ground. Tracking numbers are provided via email as soon as we process your order for shipping. For tool and accessory orders, shipping charges will vary and are generally shipped via USPS Priority Mail. 

 

Spare Tire Kits – Fitment

 

Fitment - Will the Modern Spare spare tire kit fit my vehicle?

The simple answer is, Yes. 

For each vehicle listed in our search tool, we have performed extensive testing to ensure proper fitment. Within a specific vehicle model line up, there are various trim and option packages that affect how we design your spare tire kit. Take a further look at the FAQ page which may include answers to fitment questions you have. If you have a question not found here, please reach out to us through our contact and support page.

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Wheel Size - Will the 18-inch Modern Spare wheel work with my 19-inch or 20-inch factory wheels?

Yes.

The important measurement of any spare tire and wheel is the overall or “rolling diameter” of the tire (measured total height from tread to tread). In most cases the rolling diameter of our spare tire is a close match to your factory tires. Carmakers allow for safe variations in spare tire sizes without causing strain on your vehicle’s drivetrain. If your factory tires are slightly taller or shorter than your Modern Spare tire, we have engineered the spare to work well with your vehicle without causing strain to the drivetrain.

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Storage - Will the Modern Spare Kit fit in my spare tire well under the trunk floor?

Yes, with some exceptions.

For car models that still have a spare tire well under the trunk floor, we have designed our kit to utilize this space to store your Modern Spare tire kit.

Worth noting, some car models have a spare tire well but in later model years, this space has been modified and is no longer large enough for the spare. The product description pages for each kit will indicate if you can store the kit in the spare well of your car. 

If you do not have adequate space and as some vehicles no longer have a spare tire well at all, we have carefully designed a rugged carrying/storage case. This heavy-duty nylon case keeps the entire kit secured inside while taking up minimal trunk space. 

Bolt Pattern - The Modern Spare wheel appears to have 10 lug nut holes. My car has a 5 lug bolt pattern. Is this correct?

Yes.

Each of our lightweight alloy wheels is designed to fit 2 different bolt patterns. Our goal is to produce spare tire kits of exceptional quality while keeping kit prices affordable. By manufacturing a single wheel designed to fit multiple vehicles, we are able to keep prices down through manufacturing efficiency.

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Large Brake Calipers - My vehicle has very large performance brakes. Will the Modern Spare wheel still fit?

Yes. 

With the modern and sophisticated braking systems many car models have, our careful engineering involved designing a wheel with adequate brake caliper clearance. With the exception of a few models, our wheel design will have clearance for your performance brakes.

Furthermore, the few specific car models where more clearance is required, we have kits that inlcude a bolt-on wheel spacer. For those vehicles, the product description will provide details on which trim levels and option packages may require this spacer.

If you have questions or need help to identify the right kit for your model, please reach out to our helpful staff via email or phone. 

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Modern Spare Kit details

 

Tires - What is unique about the tire used in the Modern Spare kit?

As you may know, the “donut’ spare tires typically provided by carmakers, were barely adequate. They were small, unreinforced tires with a range limit of rarely more than 50 miles. As cars have become more sophisticated, the spare tire was due for an upgrade. Our Modern Spare tires are actual tires. They just happen to be narrow space-saver tires.

Finally, we have chosen this tire so once installed, you can continue your travels without being concerned by limited range. Our tires are manufactured for normal highway speeds while allowing you to get where you need to go. Each spare tire and wheel arrives to you mounted, inflated and ready to use. 

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Aluminum Alloy - Why has Modern Spare chosen to manufacture an aluminum wheel instead of using steel?

Besides being a very attractive wheel, the choice of using a strong aluminum alloy is about providing a good user experience. Keeping the wheel as light as possible has many advantages. For example, when installing the spare, a lighter wheel allows for better maneuvering and placement. Also, adding extra weight to your car reduces fuel efficiency and performance. We choose this ultra-strong aluminum alloy as the obvious choice for a truly Modern Spare. 

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Jack - What is unique about the TruLift Scissor Jack?

Typical scissor jacks, found in spare tire tool kits, are rather frustrating to use. The scissor jack was long overdue for improvement. Our Modern Spare kits offer a newly designed durable jack with a very low profile, a unique ratcheting lift handle and the correct contact point specific for your vehicle’s lifting requirements.

  • Our low profile design allows you to raise a low-to-the-ground performance car even when it has a flat tire. 
  • The ratcheting handle provides stable leverage to raise your car with ease and safely lower it back down. 
  • Each jack is vehicle specific so the contact point is correct for your car’s proper lifting procedure and lift points.

 

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Lug Wrench - What is unique about the Modern Spare lug wrench?

The typical lug wrench offered in spare tire tool kits rarely offered decent leverage. Changing a tire on the roadside is no time to be stumped by a stubborn, overtightened lug nut. The Modern Spare telescoping handle lug wrench provides breaker bar-style leverage, is still compact for storage and also has sockets to fit four different lug sizes. This one tool is ready to tackle the most stubborn lug nuts and make sure the reinstalled lugs are good and snug.

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Individual Item Orders - Can I buy tools and accessories separately?

Yes.

At anytime you are in need of a specific tool or accessory we offer, you can order these as individual items. From the “All Products” menu, you can see the various product categories available.

FAQs Specific To Car Models

Tesla

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Camaro

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Dodge Charger/Challenger

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Cadillac

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Corvette

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