spare tyre

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spare tyre

1. an additional tyre, usually mounted on a wheel, carried by a motor vehicle in case of puncture
2. Brit slang jocular a deposit of fat just above the waist
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One key observation is that spare tires are often left unchecked or overlooked in between regular vehicle maintenance resulting in safety issues for drivers.
Consumer Reports urges Kia and all automakers, as well as their dealers, to be upfront about the availability of spare tires.
Rhino makes a plethora of accessories from tie-down points to spare tire straps to high lift and shovel mounts to awning brackets and a rear roller bar for loading heavy objects like a kayak or paddleboard.
In a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Toyota said spare tires could fall off and that brake function could be affected if the rear part of the vehicle frame suffers corrosion from road salts used in cold-climate regions.
This should improve safety if the temporary spares are used correctly, because fewer old full-size spare tires will be put into service.
Most experienced drivers carried two or three spare tire casings, several extra inner tubes, a tire pump and a patch kit.
Murgo said the Cougar has ballistic protection for the radiator, fuel tanks, and battery compartments; and it is equipped with weapons ports, M240G mount, engineer/EOD tool storage, two spare tires, and a Nuclear.
He also purchased helmets and spare tires for the bureau.
An ample stock of spare tires is critical, as is availability of a towing service.
Traditional bike racks generally don't adapt well to features such as rear-mounted spare tires, gutterless "aerodynamic" car roofs, or fiberglass shells.
This focus on the automotive category is a tie back to Hampton's 1973 roots, when the company's first launch was a weatherproof padlock for spare tires.
said Thursday it will recall 1,966 Mazda Titan trucks for free replacement of defective carrier brackets for spare tires it supplied to Mazda Motor Corp.