Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

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Ffiscool
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by Ffiscool » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:49 am

I’m getting the space saver. Only ever needed to use one once, but you never know when you might need it
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Tricky2
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by Tricky2 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:29 pm

I said (to myself) no problem not having a spare, when's the last time I had a puncture (hint, at least 5 years ago). Then a month or 2 into the cross, drove off and just down the road had a flat warning. Yup, almost totally flat.

Only quarter mile from hone so wasn't going to mess with the gunk, so just inflated the tyre. That itself is a pain, as the 12v socket's inside the passenger compartment so you've got to feed the wire through an open window, plug it all in then realise you need the ignition on for the 12v! Nursed it back home, and went off in my car.

Later decided to take the tyre off and take it into the repair. NO JACK OR TYRE LEVER! Had to use the ones from my car to get the wheel off. Hence why I've now bought a space saver. Got a scissor jack and tyre lever with it but looking to find the more compact VW one's somewhere.
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GeoBog
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by GeoBog » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:36 pm

There are a few topics opened for the spare wheel with plenty information and part numbers for the dealer provided full size wheel (see links below).

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viewtopic.php?f=11&t=85

I personally bought an 18" space saver wheel from the wheel shop and fits perfectly in the boot wheel. Your dealer does not know what he's saying, the boot well is very deep and you can fit a full size wheel in it with space to spare.

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