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HOW TO: Service your spare tire without removing it


John E Davies
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If you have TPMS you can screw a sender onto the spare, but that doesn’t help if you want to actually gauge it or add air.

 

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I have used these for decades in cars with a spare buried under the trunk. They need changing after maybe five or six years since they tend to develop a slow leak through aging of the rubber. I don’t use a tire cover, but this will be equally useful if you do, you can route it down into the rear compartment and check pressure by dropping the bumper. Or leave it poking out from under the cover down low at the top of the bumper area. I secured it to the wheel hardware, and added my TPMS sender onto the end.

 

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You still need to take a look under the cover routinely, to make sure all is well. At around 40 inches it is a little long for my setup, if there is a shorter one, please post a link.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

 

 

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