- 1 Why do new cars not have a spare wheel?
- 2 Is it illegal to drive without a spare TYRE?
- 3 Is it illegal to not have a spare TYRE in Australia?
- 4 Can you call the AA for a flat tyre?
- 5 Do all new cars come with a spare wheel?
- 6 Is a bald spare tyre an MOT failure?
- 7 What if I don’t have a spare tire?
- 8 Will the RAC change a flat TYRE?
- 9 Where is the spare wheel on a Renault Captur?
- 10 Can you pee on your car wheel Australia?
- 11 Do cars have to carry a spare tyre?
- 12 What cars have no spare tires?
Why do new cars not have a spare wheel?
Over the past decade, more and more car manufacturers have ditched conventional spare wheels for tyre repair kits. They cite two main reasons for this: repair kits take up less space and are lighter, thus aiding fuel economy. But there’s a third reason: cost. The rest are fitted with run-flat tyres.
Is it illegal to drive without a spare TYRE?
Does the law require you to carry a spare tyre? No, the law doesn’t state that you must have a spare tyre on hand to fit in the event of a puncture. However, it is advisable that you do if your vehicle doesn’t use run flat tyres. The majority of new cars use run flat tyres so don’t need a spare.
Is it illegal to not have a spare TYRE in Australia?
Confusingly, while Australian Design Rules allow space-savers to be supplied with vehicles, a car running on one will not pass a roadworthiness test. Use of such tyres is illegal in NSW, among other states. The RTA says there is no legal requirement for car makers to provide spares, though consumers demand it.
Can you call the AA for a flat tyre?
Members can opt to wait for a third-party roadside tyre replacement service, which the AA will contact. You can then drive yourself to a tyre fitter, where the AA will reclaim the spare wheel or arrange to have it sent back to one of its depots.
Do all new cars come with a spare wheel?
Just 17 per cent of new cars sold in the UK come with a full-size spare wheel as standard, Auto Express can reveal. We spoke to 19 of the biggest car makers to find out how many of their models have a space saver wheel or repair kit instead of the real thing.
Is a bald spare tyre an MOT failure?
Is a Spare Tyre Checked as Part of an MOT? No, spare tyres are not checked as part of an MOT. This is because the tyre is not physically fitted to the vehicle itself, and therefore is under no obligation to meet legal standards.
What if I don’t have a spare tire?
But what do you do if you don’t have a spare tire?!? Or call a tow truck and have your car brought to a tire repair shop near your location. Don’t try to drive on the flat, you will just ruin the tire and most likely the rim as well. It’s cheaper to have your car towed than to replace a rim on most vehicles.
Will the RAC change a flat TYRE?
Yes, simply follow our video guide above on how to inflate a flat tyre – just remember that you’ll still need to visit a mechanic so that they can replace the damaged tyre. If this is the case, use your spare tyre or call RAC breakdown assistance and one of our patrols can help you out.
Where is the spare wheel on a Renault Captur?
The position of the spare wheel on your Renault Captur may vary depending on the year of manufacture. Most often you will find her under the trunk, accessible from inside the boot, or sometimes accessible from the outside by unscrewing the clips in the boot of your Renault Captur.
Can you pee on your car wheel Australia?
When there is no urinal nearby, you can urinate on the left rear tire of your vehicle. If there is not a urinal handy, it is legal to urinate on the left rear tire of your vehicle. Make sure that although it is the right tire, otherwise you risk being stopped.
Do cars have to carry a spare tyre?
While it’s a useful feature to have – no-one wants to be stranded with a flat tyre – there is no legal requirement to have a spare wheel in your vehicle. In fact, the RAC estimates that 90 per cent of new cars don’t come with a spare wheel. Most now feature either run-flat tyres, or repair foam and a compressor.
What cars have no spare tires?
Researchers for the roadside-services provider examined model-year 2017 vehicles and found that 28 percent of the new cars do not come with a spare tire as standard equipment. Here they are in alphabetical order:
- Acura NSX.
- Audi R8.
- Audi TT.
- BMW 2 Series.
- BMW 3 Series.
- BMW 4 Series.
- BMW 6 Series.
- BMW i3.