How long is a spare tire good for?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
Seven to 10 yearsMost full-size spare tires are designed to last anywhere from seven to 10 years, according to John Paul. That said, drivers should never use a tire with visible damage, such as cracks in the sidewall, punctures, impact bulges or irregular tread wear – all of which are dangerous to drive on.
70 milesA general rule of thumb is to drive no more than 70 miles and no faster than 50 miles per hour before replacing your donut with a new tire. The biggest reason to use these space savers for a short period of time is because they have little to no tread. This makes the spare vulnerable to road hazards and projectiles.Ju
- Anonymous2 months ago
7 years from manufacture date in sidewall.
- KY-ClayLv 72 months ago
If you mean how long are they good sitting in the trunk, then for up to 10 years if they are never used.
- The DevilLv 72 months ago
Compact "donut" spares are good for only up to 50 miles, according to the manufacturer. Real, full size spares are just like any other tire.