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Spare Tyre Poll

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View Poll Results: What should volvo's policy be for spare tyres in new cars?
cars should sacrifice enough cargo space and a full size spare should be supplied 250 39.56%
cars should sacrifice enough cargo space and a space save spare should be supplied 357 56.49%
tyre sealant and breakdown cover are sufficient - space should be maximised for cargo 38 6.01%
attach spare to the outside of the car (requiring design change and possible other issues) 7 1.11%
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Old May 9th, 2018, 17:33   #201

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I would like a full size wheel in my boot. I bought my car the other day and it didn't even have a space saver or gunk so bought a space saver off ebay.

I am unsure why people are allowed to use those torque guns - I had a nasty experience that cost me a Comet alloy and a few hundred quid.

That said, I was sitting in Kwik Fit the other day and I'm having a conversation with the manager about awaiting a delivery for some bolts so I can throw my locking wheel nuts in the bin. He said use the standard tool in the boot and your nuts will be fine. My response:

"Nothing wrong with my nuts mate. And why are your people using guns on my car then?"
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Old May 11th, 2018, 09:29   #202
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Originally Posted by Delta66 View Post
Having lived in the middle of now where, there has to be space for a full sized spare, for people who do not have easy access to tyre shops/fitters. We are a small, well populated country. Elsewhere, there is even more need for a full sized wheel as people could be hundreds of miles from assistance. Imaging what it must be like in places like Canada.

Car makers should have design options where the choice is full size spare (takes up all the space), space saver (with a tray for extra storage) foam kit/pump (with a different tray for extra storage).
Totally agree. It's also worse if you have no mobile reception and you need assistance. A spare (of any description) is a must for me.
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Old Nov 15th, 2018, 13:05   #203
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My wife got a nasty puncture in her car which she noticed at work and she was forced to get a mobile tyre fitter out who brought the wrong tyre, charged a fortune for fitting it and then damaged the diamond cut alloy.

The whole thing was a stressful and expensive mess that could easily be avoided with a space saver spare.
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Old Dec 27th, 2018, 21:07   #204
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Had the unfortunate luck of a puncture this morning at 5:30am whilst travelling to work. I've never used the tyre repair sealant and thought why not give it a go. I can safely say what a load of rubbish (I wont use the actual words aired).

I now have a decent Volvo space saver courtesy of Welwyn Volvo who provided me with some excellent service today. I'm now in the process of making my own boot tub and lid.
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Old Jan 13th, 2019, 15:23   #205
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I would go with option 1 or 4. Ideally, a full size spare externally mounted - a la '70s P5 Rovers. As a minimum, a space saver spare - as we have at present.

Years ago, spares were commonly mounted externally, but today that might be more of a security risk than previously. Also, they were sometimes offered as optional extras, as in the case of Reliant three wheelers, but that was more for weight - as opposed to space -saving, to qualify for the sub 8 cwt tax class. Maybe manufacturers could offer a similar option today?

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