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How to care for your spare tire


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You need your spare tire to work when you need it to. Make sure to diligently check it with this guide from Toyota of Orlando!

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How to care for your spare tire

  1. 1. How to care for your spare tire Toyota of Orlando
  2. 2.  Keeping your Orlando Toyota tires regularly inspected is absolutely key to ensuring a long life span for them. This helps you spot issues like uneven tread wear and visible tears and punctures. While keeping track of the four on your car, do you ever stop to consider that you have a spare tire to worry about as well.  It’s easy to forget about this essential piece of equipment until the time comes to use it, aka when you get a flat. But, if left unchecked and unattended to, your spare tie may fall flat.  Luckily, Toyota of Orlando is here with an easy to follow guide on how to best care for this essential auto part.
  3. 3. 1) Make sure you have all essential tools handy  While having your spare tire is essential, having the right installation equipment is even more so.  To change a flat tire on your Orlando Toyota vehicle, you need a jack and lug wrench. Without those two essential tools, you’re going to want to start dialing a tow truck.
  4. 4. 2) Inspect the spare tire for wear and tear  Doing a self-inspection on your tires is easy and only takes a few minutes. For a spare, it’s even easier!  Simply look around the tread for any uneven or excessive wear and pay close attention to see if there are any nails or punctures.
  5. 5. 3) Check PSI levels and exterior mounted spare tires  The air pressure in your Orlando Toyota tires is essential to keep them working properly. It also guarantees you better fuel efficiency when driving.  Make sure to check the air pressure of your spare tire as well to make sure you’re able to drive in the event hat you get a flat.  Spares are stored in a variety of places on your vehicle. If yours is stored on the exterior paneling of your vehicle's trunk, pay special attention to it.  Tires stored in these places are exposed to sun, heat, and other harsh weather conditions that could cause them to deteriorate more quickly.
  6. 6. Take care of your spare at Toyota of Orlando  Servicing your tires (including your spare tire) is simple. It’s even easier at Toyota of Orlando!  Our auto service techs can inspect your tires for damage and get you a new set of installation parts, if you’ve misplaced yours.  Give us a call at (407) 298 – 0001 to get things set-up today!