Originally Posted by herk7769
Neither did my wife's $40,000 new Buick.
Came with a "fix a flat"
Course she would never change a tire...
More and more vehicle manufacturers are doing away with the spare tire, Lou.................and it appears it's just going to get worse.
We get calls from stranded motorists, wanting to know if we have road service.......because they don't have a spare tire in the car. We have to tell them to call a tow truck.
Here is an article from one of our tire trade magazines, quoted awhile back in another forum:
Manufacturers doing away with spare tires
Spare tires may be going the way of the land-line telephone. I was just noticing the other day how much the phone book keeps shrinking each year, by comparing the last 4 years worth side-by-side. The yellow pages are near the same for businesses, but the white pages have shrunk dramatically as people are ditching their landlines for cellphone or other bundles.
Of course, you are going to need that cellphone.....when you are stuck on the side of the road with no spare, jack, or lugwrench.