Proper size spare wheels

TO:

All vehicle manuafacturers who use space saver wheels or a repair kit.

FROM:

Individual drivers - Companies with a fleet of vehicles - Concerned road users.

REQUEST:

Please reinstate the practice of using full size spare wheels in all new vehicles produced.

REASONS:

Space saver wheels - limited to 50mph(80kph) not practical when national speed limit in most countries is 60mph+. Should only be used as temporary measure have seen many vehicle use space saver for months.If used in this way there is more a possibility that the tyre will not take the stress and result in a blowout. Space saver wheels are not acceptable if used on a vehicle presented on a driving test.

Repair kit - Only useful if you get a puncture the size of a nail head anything bigger needs to be towed to nearest tyre shop.

ADVANTAGES OF PROPER SPARE WHEELS:

A wheel that is the same size as the other 3 on the vehicle that can be driven up to the speed limit any time any where.

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    Paul Coppi, United Kingdom

    2 years ago Comments: Having just bought a car with No spare wheel, just an inflaton kit, I was not happy. I ordered a spare, forced to have a space saver as the full size will not fit in the well. Now cannot get a space saver as they are not currently manufacturing the tyres... This is a farce and should not be allowed...
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    Andrew Hall, United Kingdom

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    Ken Griggs ADI MIAM, United Kingdom

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