Car manufacturers equip all of their vehicles with typically two things: A jack kit and a spare tire. What can you do about this grave injustice? If there was a spare and all, I would only be out the cost of the tire. Granted, the severity of your flat may render the fix a flat option useless. Whether you are changing a flat tire, installing a new fancy off-road. Not so with M models, which are kitted out with hard-to-find performance tires. I thought maybe the car had runflat tires. No jack no lug wrench and no spare tire.
I was on the interstate heading home from visiting family out of state and had a flat tire. So we talked with the parts man at the Chevy garage and we were told that Chevy does not offer a spare tire kit for the Spark. If you put a full-size spare and jack in a Spark, there will be be no room for luggage…A road trip in a Spark? To be fair, Hyundai isn't the only automaker skimping on spare tires. We have the spare in there, the jack, the goo, the compressor, a rag and four extra lug nuts. The harsh climate and desolation would make the Pennsylvania Turnpike seem like the center of human population. The parts man offered to give us a 14 inch donut spare that he had laying around in the parts room. Don't worry about over tightening the cable; simply turn your wheel wrench until you hear two clicks.
Make sure it will bolt onto the hub ok. If you are uncomfortable performing this task on your own, have an assistant step in to help you. Also need to make some kind of stiff cover to go over the top of everything and then throw the rubber cargo mat on top when it arrives. But the car only goes 60 or so miles. The video above shows you how to change a flat tire in your 2014 Chevrolet Spark.
This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1999-2006. Naturally, I was running late and knew that I could have had the tire swapped out in no time if there had been a spare. If you got into an accident, it could injure somebody. That's all fine, but that sounds like an engineering problem that should be worked out with the design of the car, not something the consumer should have to worry about. After this the wheel fit right on the Spark with no problems of any kind. I noticed it did lower the car at least two inches with the spare in place.
If youre really pinching pennies get a couple cans of fix a flat and one of those air pumps that run off the cars cigarette lighter. Need to work on this stuff to make everything fit better, but for now it is all in there for normal commuting. So how do automakers compensate for the lack of a spare tire? We didn't love the fact that it didn't have a spare tire. He found some tire on wheels that were much better than he had on and he thought that the wheels fit fine, except that he had to pound them on. I say this while heavily knocking on wood but.
I would rather shop for the best prices for replacing or repairing a tire, than settle for paying what a service company would charge to drive out to me and repair on the road. The stock Chevy chrome lug nuts seem to be a little under sized. Just wanted to get some feedback on what other people have done about it. Using some force, turn the wheel wrench counter-clockwise until the spare tire lowers completely. It's also not fair for an automaker to claim a certain fuel economy based upon a weight that doesn't include the spare and tools.
Measure the distance from the center of two opposing bolt holes to make sure the distance is 100-mm. I like pretty much everything about the car except for that fact. Good question, I'd just call roadside assistance, if the fix a flat doesn't seal it. Whether one wheel is stuck in a muddy patch and you need to raise the car to put some logs under it or a technician at the local tire shop forgot to tighten a wheel nut or two, having those implements handy makes life a lot more simple. At this point, the secondary latch is released and the spare tire is balancing securely and safely on the jack. What my next plan is to get another tire and rim, store it at my house just in case, along with tire iron and jack in the car.
I am thinking about getting a donut and tire case and thowing it in the trunk with a jack and lug wrench. So we bought a jack that was never used for 5 dollars there. I was losing air like crazy and ten miles yet from Springfield about 5:00. Everything fits in the provided area, after I removed the foam material that holds the compressor and tire goo. I know it clears the brake drum, and I know you are not supposed to use them on the front end of the car, and I know the tires in my old car were approximately the same diameter, so in theory I should be fine. With a spare, the whole ordeal could have been over in a matter of minutes.
This is uncalled for by any manufacture. This will raise the cable back up and into correct positioning. Get that mounted and balanced on your extra rim, put that in the trunk and get a t-bar that has your lug nut size and a cheap 30 dollar jack. I'd like to see a picture of your spare compared to the stock tire just to see the size difference. I would rather shop for the best prices for replacing or repairing a tire, than settle for paying what a service company would charge to drive out to me and repair on the road. The bolt pattern was right so we took it for free. A road trip in a Spark sounds like not so much fun to me but I did them in way worse cars in my youth.
Find out how to change it with this helpful article. Just want to compare it to the wheel I salvaged from my old car when I traded it, pretty sure it is a 13 inch donut, but it will clear the rear brakes just fine, but never clear the front brakes! This video shows you where the spare tire, jack and jack kit is located in your Spark how to assemble the components of the jack kit, how to replace the flat tire for your spare tire and safety precautions to take when using your jack. I had to have the car towed to a Chevy dealership on Monday and they were able to repair the tire. Thanks to my friendly parts man and my friendly neighbor this project only cost me about 30 dollars. I am old school as well.