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Compact Spare Tire
Although the compact spare tire was fully in?ated when
your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time.
Check the in?ation pressure regularly. It should be
60 psi (420 kPa).
After installing the compact spare on your vehicle, you
should stop as soon as possible and make sure
your spare tire is correctly in?ated. The compact spare
is made to perform well at speeds up to 65 mph
(105 km/h) for distances up to 3,000 miles (5 000 km),
so you can ?nish your trip and have your full-size
tire repaired or replaced where you want. You must
calibrate the Check Tire Pressure System after installing
or removing the compact spare. See Check Tire
Pressure System on page 5-65. Of course, it?s best to
replace your spare with a full-size tire as soon as
you can. Your spare will last longer and be in good
shape in case you need it again.
Notice: When the compact spare is installed, do
not take your vehicle through an automatic car wash
with guide rails. The compact spare can get
caught on the rails. That can damage the tire and
wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle.
Don?t use your compact spare on other vehicles.
And don?t mix your compact spare tire or wheel with
other wheels or tires. They won?t ?t. Keep your compact
spare tire and its wheel together.
Notice: Tire chains will not ?t your compact spare.
Using them can damage your vehicle and can
damage the chains too. Do not use tire chains on
your compact spare.
Appearance Care
Cleaning products can be hazardous. Some are toxic.
Other cleaning products can burst into ?ames if a match
is struck near them or if they get on a hot part of the
vehicle. Some are dangerous if their fumes are inhaled
in a closed space. When anything from a container
is used to clean the vehicle, be sure to follow the
manufacturer?s warnings and instructions. Always open
the doors or windows of the vehicle when cleaning
the inside.
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2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual Summary of Content

Compact Spare TireAlthough the compact spare tire was fully inated whenyour vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time.Check the ination pressure regularly. It should be60 psi (420 kPa).After installing the compact spare on your vehicle, youshould stop as soon as possible and make sureyour spare tire is correctly inated. The compact spareis made to perform well at speeds up to 65 mph(105 km/h) for distances up to 3,000 miles (5 000 km),so you can nish your trip and have your full-sizetire repaired or replaced where you want. You mustcalibrate the Check Tire Pressure System after installingor removing the compact spare. See Check TirePressure System on page 5-65. Of course, its best toreplace your spare with a full-size tire as soon asyou can. Your spare will last longer and be in goodshape in case you need it again.Notice: When the compact spare is installed, donot take your vehicle through an automatic car washwith guide rails. The compact spare can getcaught on the rails. That can damage the tire andwheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle.Dont use your compact spare on other vehicles.And dont mix your compact spare tire or wheel withother wheels or tires. They wont t. Keep your compactspare tire and its wheel together.Notice: Tire chains will not t your compact spare.Using them can damage your vehicle and candamage the chains too. Do not use tire chains onyour compact spare.Appearance CareCleaning products can be hazardous. Some are toxic.Other cleaning products can burst into ames if a matchis struck near them or if they get on a hot part of thevehicle. Some are dangerous if their fumes are inhaledin a closed space. When anything from a containeris used to clean the vehicle, be sure to follow themanufacturers warnings and instructions. Always openthe doors or windows of the vehicle when cleaningthe inside.5-82