This is one item that most folks never think of and it’s very important. If you get a flat tire and need to install the spare, you need that spare tire to actually have air in it to be of any use to you.
This situation just happened to a good friend of mine, Brent, from Body By Brent personal training in Doylestown. He has a 2008 VW Jetta Wolfsburg with 17 inch wheels and has had a few issues in the past with hitting potholes and getting bubbles in his tires. Well it happened again today and would have been no big deal, but when he went to install his full size spare…it had no air ! That stinks, but at least he was at his business when he discovered this and not on the side of the road.
That lead me to write this quick blog post and remind our friends to check the air in all of your tires, spare included, on a regular basis. You would much rather discover this at home instead of on the side of the road.