Spare tyre or spare wheel?

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pepperpot
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Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by pepperpot » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:47 pm

I'm sorry, I know there will be a lot of tsking, tutting and eye rolling, but could someone help me with this please. I bought an Arona last year which came with a tyre repair kit, not a spare wheel. I thought I should really have a spare and have just taken delivery of a new tyre (exactly the same as those on the car). That's the problem though, it's just a tyre with no wheel. If I ever have to call out the recovery people, will they be able to put the new tyre on the wheel or do I need to buy a wheel as well?

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BigFatPaulie
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Re: Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by BigFatPaulie » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:31 pm

They won't fit a tyre !
They may attempt a repair using foam... Or tow you to a garage who may be able to fit your tyre.
So, you've either wasted money, or buying a wheel 😆
........M M M M My shARONA
Seat Arona Xcellance Lux 1.6 oil burner DSG

pepperpot
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Re: Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by pepperpot » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:48 pm

Thanks - I thought that might be the case. Would someone like Kwik Fit sell me a wheel and fit the tyre to it do you think?

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Re: Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by Janwal » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:41 pm

You could buy a wheel yourself such as one of these and get the tyre fitted. Most local garages should be able to do that for you.
https://www.oponeo.co.uk/steel-wheel/al ... 5#21124168

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BigFatPaulie
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Re: Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by BigFatPaulie » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:13 pm

pepperpot wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Thanks - I thought that might be the case. Would someone like Kwik Fit sell me a wheel and fit the tyre to it do you think?
Personally ,I'd ring around the local scrapyards... Who cares what it looks like in the boot ?
Most could fit a tyre too although it'll probably already have one on.
........M M M M My shARONA
Seat Arona Xcellance Lux 1.6 oil burner DSG

pepperpot
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Re: Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by pepperpot » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:34 pm

Thanks everyone.

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Re: Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by Bonzo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:56 am

Just remember that not all five stud wheels are the same
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tjw
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Re: Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by tjw » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:13 pm

Will a full size tyre and wheel fit in the tyre well?

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Re: Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by ToshW » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:33 pm

tjw wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Will a full size tyre and wheel fit in the tyre well?

tjw
Wondered that myself, I was told that the tyre well on the new Arona would only accept a 16" spacesaver?

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Re: Spare tyre or spare wheel?

Post by Jamielee » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:14 pm

I bought an 18 inch spare wheel from the dealer and that fitted in the well without any problems

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