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Old 06-21-2017, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Coldjensens View Post
Funny thing was, she got a flat tire and discovered the Fix-A-Flat did not work, it had no pressure in the can.
That is exactly what happened to me in my other post.

So those with "cans" to put in tire - pray that the can actually works. And how does one check this?

I guess for those - go out and buy another can - so that if one does not work hopefully the other can will work.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:10 AM
Location: Metro Washington DC
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2015 Dodge Grand Caravan did not come with a spare. I had no idea or I would have demanded one be included. My choice now is to pay $300 to get the spare tire kit (temp spare) or wait a bit longer for our tires to need replacing. They are getting close. One of them is better than the other three so we would keep that one and buy a rim for it so we have a full size spare. It will eat up some space, but I think it will be okay. I'm leaning towards just waiting until we get new tires this fall.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:15 AM
Location: Western Colorado
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Jeep Wrangler has a full size spare on the back tailgate.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:40 AM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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My 2015 Chevy Sonic does and my 96 Dodge Intrepid did. I had to the the dodge cause of some jackass slicing my tire. Thankfully I had the donut spares that got me to the shop to get a newbie. Since then I check for those and am currently looking at a lightly used tire for my sonic in case of emergency and I just need one real quick.
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Old 06-21-2017, 03:27 PM
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2007 nissan altima-full tire spare.
Used it twice . Didn't come as an add on. Next they'll tell you the gas tank or steering wheel is extra. Seriously this industry needs to rebrand it's sales efforts ...Sad really.
And I change my own tires. Had too many we'll get there by the turn of the century moments...With road side assistance.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:21 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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My Ranger 4x4 has a full size spare same as the original tires, but my Challenger has the emergency temporary spare, as does my wife's car. We have AAA anyway, and only the Ranger would be out in the woods somewhere.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:44 PM
Location: Wyoming
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'15 Prius has a donut and a funky make-believe jack. I got to try them both a week ago.

My 2000 F250, which I drove for 14+ years and 151K miles before trading for the Prius, had a full-sized spare, but it was rusted in place. I'd never have known it was rusted except that it needed to be removed to get at some wiring for the 5th wheel trailer lights. The mechanic who traced the bad wiring (when I just stopped by w/o an appointment) fought with the spare for a few minutes and then said I'd have to bring it back because he didn't have time right then. I traded the pickup for the Prius before fixing it.

I've probably had 50 cars over the past 55 years (between mine, kids' and wife's) and only used a spare twice before last week (not counting two trailer tires). Still, I'd rather not have a car without a spare. I drive 30K miles yearly in NE Wyoming, and half the time I'm without cell phone service. Roadside assistance isn't much good when you can't call them.
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