(5) Paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) do not prohibit the fitting of a temporary use spare tyre to a wheel of a passenger vehicle (not being a bus) unless it is driven at a speed exceeding 50 mph.
caused me big problems as abs kept braking the spacesaver as its rotating faster than the other . Had to stop start a lot or would have cooked that brake.Hi All,
When I bought my 2009 Note, the spare in the boot is a 15 inch - but my wheels are all 16 inch....is this correct?
If not, could running on the 15 inch spare cause any issues.
All the best.
You can always change your spacesaver wheel for a normal one.If you mean you have a "spacesaver" spare wheel, covered in yellow stickers with 80kmhr on that looks like something off a bicycle rather than the car, then yes it is correct (The tyre is a bit taller & thinner so it is near enough the right size. I think the early ones are 14", the later ones 15"- my 2008 has a 15" one and those rocking horse droppings 16" tyres (The spacesaver tyre is also marked "temporary use" or similar))
The handbook says to always fit the spacesaver to the rear, so if the flat is at the front that means two changes, first to fit it to the rear, then to fit the removed wheel to the front.
I'm not sure if it is because the diameter is wrong and the transmission will wear and the traction control go do-lally, or if it is because it is so thin that the brakes won't do anything on that wheel.
If it is a normal wheel & tyre then no you shouldn't run on it. There is some exemption to construction & use (that I've never found officially) that allows the temporary speed restricted use of a marked spacesaver together with a normal sized tyre on the same axle, which won't apply with a normal tyre, and you could be prosecuted under C&U, as well as giving your insurer the chance to wheedle out of paying if you were involved in an accident.