Thursday, November 12, 2015
This might be a poor PR decision and practice of the auto manufacturers. While run-flat tires can take one a distance and puncture kits might work, that might not be enough for the individual whose auto is stuck by the side of the road and no way to replace a tire. Granted that car makers are looking for anything to save weight and increase mileage, but there ought to be a limit of common sense. It is easy to envision a scenario in which a driver is out of luck -- for example a tear in the sidewall of a tire. No run-flat kit is going to fix that. So, in order to reach regulatory mileage per gallon, the spare tire is sacrificed. I'll try not to purchase a vehicle without a spare.