Full-Size Spare Tire
Your vehicle may have a full-size spare tire, which, when
new, was fully in?ated. A spare tire may lose air over
time, so check its in?ation pressure regularly. See
In?ation - Tire Pressure on page 5-61 and Loading the
Vehicle on page 4-33 for information regarding proper tire
in?ation and loading your vehicle. For instruction on how
to remove, install, or store a spare tire, see Removing the
Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire on page 5-83 and
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-94.
Your vehicle may have a different size spare tire than
the road tires originally installed on your vehicle.
This spare was developed for use on your vehicle, so it
is alright to drive on it. If your vehicle has four-wheel
drive and the different size spare tire is installed, keep
the vehicle in two-wheel drive.
Notice: If the vehicle has four-wheel drive and the
different size spare tire is installed on the vehicle,
do not drive in four-wheel drive until you can
have your ?at tire repaired and/or replaced. You
could damage the vehicle, and the repair costs
would not be covered by your warranty. Never use
four-wheel drive when the different size spare
tire is installed on the vehicle.
After installing the spare tire on your vehicle, you should
stop as soon as possible and make sure the spare is
correctly in?ated. The spare tire is made to perform well
at speeds up to 62 mph (100 km/h) for distances up
to 500 miles (804 km). For heavy payloads or towing,
and for low traction or four-wheel-drive conditions, repair
or replace the full-size tire. Have the damaged or ?at
road tire repaired or replaced as soon as you can
and installed back onto your vehicle. This way, the spare
tire will be available in case you need it again.
Do not mix tires and wheels of different sizes, because
they will not ?t. Keep your spare tire and its wheel