Using that spare tire

well this might be of interest to some of you. Ever wonder re that brand new spare tire in the trunk (boot?) and replacing it with a worn one and fianlly getting some use out of the new one? Wonder no more. I did just
that and what I observed was the following. There was no problems whatever re sidewalls cracking, delamination, etc.... worked just fine. the only caveat was that the tire wore out in the space of less than a year. the rubber is old and brittle and just abrades very quickly. In short, not worth doing. Now I've got 3 good tires and one useless one..... sooo, have to buy a forth new tire nonetheless.
cheers, guenter
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Guenter Scholz wrote:

I think that's why they recommend rotating the spare in when rotating your tires, so it doesn't just sit in the trunk for 20 years rotting. ;)
I put 1000 miles at 65mph on the donut spare in my old Pontiac (long story, starting with "Saturday afternoon 1000 miles from home"), and subsequently couldn't find a way to replace it, so call me happy that my Benz has a full-size spare.
-tom!
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wrote:

Fine but mine came with a full-size spare on a steel rim that doesn't match the nice ones on the car.
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