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Curry Honda Atlanta

5525 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Directions Chamblee, GA 30341

  • New: 770-451-2700
  • Service/Parts: 770-451-2727
  • Used: 678-332-2388
  • Body Shop: 770-451-2757

The Donut or the Full-Size: Which Spare Tire Is Right for You?

You need to have a good spare tire in your car at all times. It's a matter of safety. You could find yourself with a flat tire and no spare, alongside a busy highway. Let's look at both the donut and full-size options.

A "donut" is a compact tire meant to be used temporarily. It's lightweight and has a shallow tread. It doesn't require the storage required for a regular tire. It can interfere with the car's ABS, traction control, and speedometer operation. The donut should only be used to get the vehicle to a car service center.

A full-size spare can be switched out for another tire permanently if needed. Ideally, it should be the same make and size. The downside to a full-size spare is that it requires more storage space than a "donut". Visit the service department here at Curry Honda Atlanta for all your tire and automotive needs.



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