Selecting a Spare Tire: Compact or Full-Size?

January 30th, 2018 by

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No one likes being stranded with a flat tire in Clive. While Mercedes-Benz offers Roadside Assistance, if you find yourself with a flat, you’ll be grateful to have a spare tire with you. While industry manufacturers typically include a spare tire as a courtesy to new drivers, sometimes you’ll be stuck with a compact tire vs. a full-size version or vice-versa. That’s why we recommend picking your own spare tire. When you choose your Mercedes-Benz spare tire, you get to determine the quality and size of your spare tire. Find out more about spare tires as we share the knowledge from the experts at our Mercedes-Benz tire center.

Compact vs. Full-Size Tire

Compact tires have their purpose. They’re much smaller and therefore more fuel-efficient. They’re also good for emergency use, but must be replaced quickly and are often not recommended for high-speed driving. However, full-size tires can often replace your original tire and continue to run over a long period of time. This gives you more time to seek service and find a replacement tire. Find a full breakdown of compact and full-size tire benefits below:

Compact Tire

  • Improved fuel economy
  • Take up less trunk space
  • Lightweight
  • Good for emergency use

Full-size Tire

  • Can be used at all speeds
  • Can be driven on longer
  • Preserves vehicle performance
  • Higher quality

Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz Spare Tire

When it comes time to purchase a Mercedes-Benz spare tire for your vehicle, you’ll need to ensure your getting the correct size. Visit us today at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines, and one of our technicians can reference your vehicle and a spare tire size chart and pick the correct tire for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

Get Help Maintaining & Selecting Mercedes-Benz Tires at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines!

Whether you need help using a spare tire size chart to select the right Mercedes-Benz spare tire, or you need help with tire maintenance to preserve the life of your current tires, you can rely on the certified technicians at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines. Our dealership near Waukee and Ames can help teach you how to perform regular tire checks, or perform tire rotations for you to keep your tires in great shape. Contact us today, or make your way to our Urbandale tire center to learn more!

If you’d like to learn more with our team, be sure to read up on Mercedes-Benz van pricing.

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