Boysie, it really shouldn't matter what brand of tyre is on the spare, as I'm sure you will be getting the blown one repaired asap...this is why I don't mind the space saver as it stops people from driving around with a flat/bald/missing spare as they used to. It's a lot better than the tin of snot that comes with some cars now...try fixing a split sidewall with an aerosol Edited by: SneakyElephant
Don't forget Sneaky...I live in rural Ireland. That extra spare was necessary, not too many decent tyre shops around, and opening times can vary. And it's usually the case that they don't hold a lot of stock. Took 4 days to get a set of 4 tyres together........and they had to come from England.
If I drove a tractor as my daily ride, there would be no problem.
Re tyres I see remarks re Continental bad wearing, well i found this myself 12000 and needed changing!my tyre dealer fitted Bridgestone 25000 later they were still ok when i traded it in apart from slight nearside wear(we have lots of roundabouts in Peterborough)it would have passed the MOT.