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I can get a spacesaver from a scrap yard from a recent Polo - will it suit my Audi A1?
In Honest John in August a reader mentioned that his Astra space saver spare wheel was two inches smaller in diameter than the road wheels. My BMW Compact has 16-inch wheels, while the space saver has...
A full-size matching road wheel (I paid extra as I tow a caravan) does not fit in the well of the boot of my fantastic new Astra SRi 2.0 CTDI. The ‘spacesaver’ is two inches smaller in diameter and the...
My car has a space-saver spare wheel that is rated to 80km/h. I would like to get a 'proper' tyre for emergencies. Is it OK to fit a standard 205 55 16 W/V tyre to the steel 'space saver' wheel? If...
The brochure for my SEAT stated that a space-saver spare was supplied with the car, but it did not come with one. I pursued the matter vigorously with the dealer who relented and supplied me with a new...
While in France recently I clipped a loose kerbstone whilst going through roadworks in my Skoda Octavia 1.4TSi, and got a puncture on my front offside wheel. I didn't have a spare, only a repair kit and...
Is there such a thing as a GT car (e.g Jag XK, BMW 6 Series) with a full-sized spare wheel sold today? I do not feel comfortable with runflat tyres and spacesavers.
I have a 2009 Kia Cee'd 1.6CRDI, and am generally pleased with it. The spacesaver spare wheel is marked 50mph and 70 miles, and is not to be used while towing, and the same advice is in the user handbook....
I have just purchased a two-year-old 1.6 premium Hyundai i30, due in no small part to your favourable review. So far I am very impressed with the vehicle, but I have a couple of questions. I am sure the...
I'm trying to find a 16-inch space saver tyre and wheel that will get my BMW 850 CSi home in an emergency. I want to remove the original heavy full-size spare from the boot, and reduce the weight in the...
 

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