Common Spare Tire Problems

You never know when you’ll need to use your spare tire! A little preventive maintenance can play dividends when they’re needed.


If a compact spare tire has been tucked into a cargo floor for several years, there is a good chance it is severely underinflated. It may be unable to handle the load and stress of emergency road duty. Compact spares should be inflated to 60 pounds per square inch- anything less could damage the wheel. A “doughnut” spare is designed for only temporary use, though, typically up to 100 miles max. A vehicle owner should check the spare tire at least twice a year. If your spare is mounted to your liftgate or under the cargo area, dirt, salt, water, and snow can cause corrosion to your mounting hardware. Periodic inspection, and cleaning, can make it easier to remove the spare when needed.

If your vehicle has a tire inflator kit instead of a spare tire, you could run into different issues. The sealant may not be able to seal all punctures. Also the sealant that gets injected into the tire probably has an expiration date. The sealant might not work as well after that date, so it should be replaced.

Finally, keep a large plastic trash bag in your vehicle. This will allow you to transport a flat tire without dirtying the trunk, or potentially, the cabin.

We hope you’ve found this helpful! Texas Auto encourages you to drive safely. If you have questions about our used car inventory or our service center contact us!

Common Spare Tire Problems

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Texas Auto


We are five days away from the most romantic day of the year- Valentine’s Day! Is your vehicle equipped for this special day? Here are a few features that will ensure your vehicle plays part of your Valentine’s plans with your special someone.

Locking Center Console

Nothing says romance like a locking center console. Stick the jewelry for your special someone in the console, lock it up, and don’t worry about it before pulling it out when the time is right.

Bluetooth Audio

Set the right mood with a playlist of romantic songs. Sync your phone or music player to your car and you can hear exactly what you want, when you want, without major hassle. Bluetooth Audio is offered in many Texas Auto vehicles- 2015 BMW 328i Sedan2015 Ram 1500 SLT Truck Quad Cab,  2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk SUV, and more…


Heated Seats

In most climates, February is accompanied by cold temperatures, snow, or freezing rain! Heated seats can’t quite match up to cuddling in front of a fire, but they’ll keep you warm until you can get there. You and your date will be nice and cozy enjoying the heated leather seats in this 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Sedan.

Convertible Top

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Houston area, there’s no better feature for Valentine’s Day than a convertible top!  No cold weather or snow in Houston so put the top down and enjoy the moonlight. This Moonlight White 2014 Infiniti Sport Convertible is perfect for the occasion!

Feel the love this Valentine’s Day at Texas Auto. If you have questions about our used car inventory or our service center contact us!


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Texas Auto










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