Why new cars do not have a spare wheel

According to many drivers, the spare wheel is part of the required equipment that you must have in the car because it is never known when your tire can burst. However, there are more and more automotive manufacturers who decide to eliminate the spare tire from the rack. One of these producers is BMW and Hyundai.

These companies have explanations why they do not put spare wheels in their vehicles.


1. "Run Flat" tires

Companies like BMW now put special "Run-Flat" on their vehicles, which after bursting can drive 80 kilometers at a speed not exceeding 80km / h. These tires allow drivers to get to the nearest service, so the need for a spare tire is not so great.

2. Less weight and consumption

The Hyundai company emphasizes that the car is far lighter without a spare wheel, which leads to less fuel consumption. Although Hyundai does not have run flat tires, this company allows its drivers to buy a kite that can currently patch the rubber to the nearest service.

3. Space

The third thing that makes the spare wheel out of use is the space it occupies. Without a spare wheel, the space in the trunk is far greater.

4. Changing the spare wheel

Research has shown that a large number of drivers do not know how to change the wheel independently, so in most cases the spare wheel is unnecessary, as drivers will in any case have to call for help. For this reason, wheels now become part of the accessories that you can choose, depending on whether you know how to change it yourself.  

6 comments:

  1. I'd rather have a spare than be stuck on the side of the road.

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  2. If you do not know how to change a tire, you probably should not be driving

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  3. And this is how millennials are made !!!!! No wonder they can never do anything for themselves we Takeaway their opportunities to learn

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  4. The real answer is it saves money. They strip anything they can rationalize to save money so they can keep up with all of the new safety standards to avoid lawsuits. I imagine if you could buy a vehicle that didn’t have antilock brakes, supplemental restraints, and at least a three star crash rating it would have a spare tire.

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  5. The real reason is money. The bean counters get involved

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  6. Had a blow out on a Saturday eve. Had to get it towed to the dealership which service was not open till Tuesday. I immediately bought the kit after. Could have easily put a donut on and saved tow, storage, and fees.

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