quote:Your tire is old however a visual inspection for cracks etc is critical. You should also pressure check it at least every 3-6 months.
Originally posted by Farbie: I own a 1994 Toyota Camry V-6 since new. I still have the original full service spare tire which has never been out of the trunk. I've read that rubber deteriorates over time. Is this spare safe to use (should the need arise) or should I replace it??
quote:Spares that come stock, from the factory, on vehicles are not built better than the tires that come stock, from the factory, on the wheels. Nor can you buy a spare that's built better than the same tire purchased to put on a wheel. As a matter of fact, on some new vehicles the spare is a lower quality tire than the four tires on the wheels.
Originally posted by Master ACiD: i have a feeling that spares are built better than normal tyres. 12 years is a while though.