How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

Flat Tire


So you had a flat tire, but you were able to get the spare out of your trunk and change it. But it might be a while before you’re able to get to the tire shop. How long can you drive on a spare tire? The answer to that depends on what kind of spare tire you’re using. The service team at Joe Morgan Honda wants you to be safe on local Cincinnati roads. So, if you’re wondering, “How long can I drive on a spare tire?”, keep reading.

How Long Can I Drive on a Spare Tire That’s Temporary?

How long can you drive on a spare tire that’s one of those little “donut” or temporary tires? Those tires are designed to be driven only 50 – 70 miles, at the most. That should be just enough to get you to our service center. You should not try to drive it for days or weeks on end in Middletown. Also, it’s best to limit your speed while driving on a temporary spare. Most donut tires aren’t meant to go over 50 miles per hour.

How Long Can I Drive on a Spare Tire That’s the Same Size as My Other Tires?

How long can you drive on a spare tire that is full-size? That tire is a regular tire and can be driven on for the rest of its life. But you should still get the flat tire replaced as soon as possible. After all, what if you get another flat tire? You’re going to need a functional spare in that case.

How Long Can I Drive on a “Run-Flat” Tire?

Run-flat tires can temporarily stay inflated after being punctured. They can typically run for a maximum of 50 miles before going flat. So, it’s important to get to a service center as soon as possible. 

Turn to the Tire Experts at Joe Morgan Honda 

We know tires at Joe Morgan Honda, and we can get you back on the road in no time. So, bring your car in or schedule an appointment with us. And be sure to check out our service specials. We’re just a short trip away from Lebanon. So, drop by or contact us today.

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