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Spare Wheel or Foam Kit?

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What would prefer to have in the boot of your car to aid you when you get a puncture.

Would you prefer the foam kit which allows you to get to a garage and have the tyre replaced.

Or would you prefer the spare wheel to fit.

I prefer having an actual wheel so you haven’t then got to rush straight to a garage.

AliceBell64468
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
Mango4
Mango44 months ago

Spare wheel for me, but I see the benefits of the foam for perhaps older people or someone that is unable to jack their car up, crack the wheel nuts and change the wheel by themselves.

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Golfforall
Golfforall4 months ago

Was a bit dubious when I first bought the car (with runflats ) a couple of years ago . After getting a sidewall puncture earlier this year I was able to comfortably drive 5 miles to a tyre place with a completely flat tyre and get the tyre replaced .

No faffing about with the "repair foam " which only works on small punctures. Just drive on slowly (up to 40 mph for up to 50 miles ) to get the tyre repaired or replaced at a more convenient location.

In my case it was sidewall damage so required a replacement but had it been on the tread area it could have been repaired as any other tyre .

I always assumed runflats were far more expensive - but these days not much difference in price , if any .

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jcd
jcd4 months ago

or run flat tyres (I would still prefer to have a spare though!)

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Ann1984
Ann19844 months ago

Husband is a machanic and the spray puncture kits he always keeps in car it’s useful for people who don’t know how to change a wheel

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Rockman
Rockman4 months ago

Spare wheel. Replacing it wasn't the issue as that was pretty quick but where the spare wheel was placed, that took a while to get it out as it had a wire blocking it. lol

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