Given that the spare (option) is a spacesaver, does the punctured wheel fit back where the spacesaver came from (under rear, outside of vehicle)? Or are you stuck with having to get it inside? I'd guess it only fits on rear seats.
Now that runflats are no longer standard, whats the optimum choice for wheels / tyres etc? spacesaver spare? stump up the cash and get runflats?
No, the ordinary wheel and tyre does not fit where the space saver goes. Infact, it's impossible even to get the spare back in its carrier on the road side. I couldn't even manage it back in my own garage and had to take it to a tyre dealer and get the car up on the ramp to have the space saver refitted!
May '04 - Feb '07 R50, Feb '07 - May '10 R53. Enjoyed our time with MINI's, but ran out of space! Now Focus RS & Land Rover powered...
I know that some garages will not repair a tyre that has the tyre weld stuff in the tyre, as they say it makes too much mess.
Also it only works on nail type punctures in the tread, will not work if there is side wall damage of any kind. In my opinion the stuff should be banned, and we should have spare wheels fitted as standard, it should then be an option for to decide if we want a space saver.
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