Asked by: Sadiq Kartashkinautomotive road side assistance
Are spare tires required by law?
Last Updated: 5th October, 2021
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In this way, do you need a spare TYRE by law?
Spare tyres There is no legal obligation to carry a spare tyre and it does not have to comply with the legal requirements while it is stowed away. However, when fitted to the vehicle (for example, following a puncture) it must then comply with the law.
One may also ask, why do cars not have spare tires? Carmakers are skipping the spare because of regulatory pressure to squeeze more miles out of every gallon of fuel: Ditching the 40 or 50 pounds that a tire and jack usually add to a car's weight helps to increase fuel economy slightly.
Beside this, 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.
What cars come with full size spare tires?
Even police vehicles such as Dodge Charger , Volvo and Ford Interceptor do not have space to carry a full size spare tire. Most light duty pick up trucks and full sized SUVs are still equipped with a full size spare tire though even the mid sized and compact SUVs have now gone to a space saver spare.