So many new cars these days come without a spare wheel, which can make life awkward if one of the tyres gets punctured.
But top motoring writer Quentin Willson gave his take on the situation when Mr G Moore emailed the Sunday Mirror columnist to say: “Last week I picked up a nail in one of the tyres of my 2010 Ford Fiesta. It has no spare, so I had to use the supplied tyre repair kit and then replace the tyre. So every time I get a flat, I’ll have to pay £30 for a new repair kit and £81 for a tyre. Is this fair?”
Quentin responded: “Don’t grumble – just buy yourself a steel wheel from the Ford parts department and a new tyre and keep it in the boot. Runflats and tyre repairs are a pain in the neck, so this is a permanent and practical solution. It’s all about cost and weight and very few cars have full-size spares these days. Better make sure you have a jack and wheelbrace too.”
And you can check out the etyres short video which shows you how to change a tyre if the need arises at http://www.etyres.co.uk/changing-tyre-is-childs-play.html.
Denna Bowman, Head Office