One piece of emergency equipment essential for safe driving is a spare tire. Many of our customers at Shawnee Mission Ford admit they feel confused as to whether a full-size spare or a compact temporary is the right choice for their vehicle. We're happy to point out some important differences.

A compact temporary, often called a donut, is smaller than a vehicle's regular tire and meant for slower speeds and only temporary usage. They are lightweight and don't need much space in the trunk. A full-size spare is comparable to the size of your vehicle's standard tires and are necessary for SUVs and full-size trucks which have a higher center of gravity. Both types of spares must be properly inflated in order to perform their job.

Spares can save you time and trouble when tire issues cause an emergency roadstop. We're happy to help you choose the right type.

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