How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

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    How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

    Did you end up with a flat? Are you wondering, “How long can I drive on a spare?” The actual mileage amount depends on what kind of spare you have, but you’ll want to replace your spare tire as soon as possible. A full-size spare gives you more time and mileage, but most smaller space-saver tires need to be replaced within 70 miles at most. Find out how long you can safely navigate Woodinville on your spare below!

Space-Saver Spare Tire

Let’s say you’re out on the road near Redmond and you get a flat. If you find that your spare is smaller than your normal tires, you have a space-saver spare, or “donut” spare. They’re included on many new vehicles and come with certain restrictions:

  • Cannot be driven over 50 miles per hour
  • Shouldn’t be driven for more than 70 miles
  • Less traction than with a full-size spare

Your space-saver spare will list any additional usage restrictions on the tire itself. You’ll want to get to the nearest service center quickly to repair your old tire or purchase a new one.

Full-Size Spare

Full-size spares aren’t as common, but they can usually be found in new trucks and SUVs. While this type of spare can be used longer than a space-saver spare, you’ll still want to get the tire replaced as soon as possible. It’s unlikely that it’s the same brand as your other tires, and that can cause poor traction and handling. And since it’s brand new, it won’t have the same amount of wear as the other tires. Visit the Honda of Kirkland tire center and we find a replacement that will be a better fit.

What is a Run-Flat Tire?

A run-flat tire can maintain pressure even after it has been punctured. These tires offer the following advantages and disadvantages:

  • Remains inflated for about 50 miles following a puncture
  • Tougher than a space-saver tire or full-size spare
  • Often costs more than a standard tire

If you have run-flat tires and your tire pressure monitor shows that it’s running low, you’ll want to pull over and inspect your tires. If you spot a puncture on your run-flat tire, you’ll want to head to your local Woodinville-area service center to repair or replace it when you schedule a service appointment today!

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Get More Tire Care Advice From Honda of Kirkland

For more helpful information on tires or even how to enter a Honda radio code, contact Honda of Kirkland, located a short drive from Seattle. We can help you find tires that meet your driving needs or answer your questions about tire care!


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"A" Service Special - Oil Change with Multi-Point Inspection
$10 Off

“A” Service Special – Oil Change with Multi-Point Inspection
In addition to providing top-quality Honda Genuine oil and a Honda Genuine oil filter, we’ll perform a free multi-point inspection. Competitive prices, Honda-trained technicians and Honda Genuine Parts. Why take your Honda anywhere else? Includes replacing engine oil per specifications, assessing and adjusting fluid levels and complimentary multi-point inspection.

0w20 $53.4o with Coupon – Regular Price: $63.4o
5w20 $39.95 with Coupon – Regular Price: $49.95

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Up to 4.5 qts. $8.89 extra for 5.7 qt. systems. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or special. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2020
"B" Service Special
$15 Off

Our “B” service special:
oil and filter change, inspect front/rear brakes, check parking brake adjustment, inspect driveshaft boots, tie-rod ends, steering gearbox, gearbox parts, suspension components, brake hoses and lines, all fluid levels, exhaust system and fuel lines.

0W-20: $116.89 With Coupon – Regular Price: $131.89
5W-20: $102.63 With Coupon – Regular Price: $117.63

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Up to 4.5 qts. $8.89 extra for 5.7 qt. systems. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or special. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2020
Battery Replacement
$15 Off

Have a Honda Genuine battery installed today and drive confidently! Includes our 100-month limited warranty.

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2020
Discount on Vehicle Service
$20.00 OFF

Save on vehicle service (including parts and labor)
$10.00 – Discount on service from $49.99-$99.99
$15.00 – Discount on service from $100.00-$149.99
$20.00 – Discount on service from $150.00 or more

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Coupon not valid for tire purchase or vehicle alignment. Not Valid for Diagnostic Fees.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2020
Brake Fluid Exchange
$85.10

Original Price: $95.10
Coupon Price: $85.10

Honda recommends brake fluid replacement every 3 years. Brake fluid loses its ability over time to absorb moisture from the brake lines. This can result in loss of brake pedal pressure due to a lower boiling point and corrosion.

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Please refer to your vehicle owner's manual for "0W-20 Oil" vehicles.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2020
Brake Pad Replacement

Front or Rear Brake Pad Replacement w/ Rotor Resurfacing

$35 Off

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Includes brake pad replacement and rotor resurfacing. Discount does not apply if customer elects to defer resurfacing.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2020

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