What is the Difference Between a Compact Temporary and a Full-Size Spare Tire?

One of the worst driving situations is being stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire. That is, unless you’re stuck there without a spare. If you drive a passenger car, you have a couple of options. One is a donut, or compact tire. The other option is a full-size spare tire.

You can drive on a full-size spare just like any of your other regular tires; however, it’s important to repair the tire that’s flat so you always have that spare available. The donut, or compact tire, is only meant to use in an emergency situation. Once you're back on the road, you should drive at a reduced speed and get your regular tire fixed as soon as possible. Compact tires aren’t designed for regular, prolonged driving. They also are not suitable for larger vehicles, like SUVs.

We’re here to help keep you on the road. Stop in to our Lihue auto service facility and speak with one of our technicians about your tire situation.

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