Why do new cars not have spare wheels anymore?

Why do new cars not have spare wheels anymore? I thought all cars had to have a spare wheel as standard?

Asked on 30 November 2016 by Courtney Nish

Answered by Honest John
Because it's cheaper to make them without spare wheels. Some still do have them, including most Peugeots and Citroens and KIA and Hyundai SUVs. The AA now carries emergency spare wheels to lease to stranded drivers to get them home when the tyre repair kits that rarely work inevitably don't work and the tyre cannot be plugged.
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