Changing the spare on my Jazz

The space saver-tyre, from new, has never been out of the boot other then for top-up of air. I am considering replacing it with a standard wheel/tyre(matching existing tyres of 185/55R15 82V).

I'm doing this because of the unknown condition of existing space-saver - i.e. could the tyre-material be subject to aging and thus, when needed, fail in its purpose?

I will contact my insurers as to whether a change will affect my policy.

By the way - the car is BRILLIANT!

Asked on 1 February 2012 by Askanier, Woking

Answered by Honest John
Good idea. Should be plenty of space for it under the load floor.
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