Manufacturers suggest that donut tires, or compact spares, be driven no faster than 50 miles per hour. In addition, they recommend these tires only be used for short trips and a total distance of 50 miles.
A spare should be replaced with a full-size tire as soon as possible because it affects the safety of the vehicle. Their smaller size and narrower width diminish the vehicles' braking systems, traction control and ability to corner. And, unlike a full-size tire, a compact spare has fewer plies, or layers of polyester and steel, to make it strong. Thus, it is not as resistant to wear or punctures and should not be patched if it blows out.Learn More
As of 2015, Bridgestone Americas, or BSAM, and its subsidiaries make and market Bridgestone and Firestone tires. BSAM was created when the Bridgestone Tire Company merged with the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company.Full Answer >
Fuzion tires are manufactured as a house brand by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC. Fuzion tires come in three different models: Fuzion SUV, Fuzion Touring and Fuzion UHP.Full Answer >
Walmart installs tires at over 2,500 of its Auto Centers in the United States, as of Jan. 25, 2015. Walmart Auto Centers offer different tire installation packages as well as other automotive services.Full Answer >
Mixing nitrogen and air in tires reduces the benefits associated with filling tires with pure nitrogen, but is otherwise perfectly safe. Mixing air and nitrogen is preferable to driving on tires that are not properly inflated, according to Tire Rack, a tire retailer.Full Answer >