Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: West Coast Central Scotland
As you say most people think air tyre monitoring is a useless thing. I think its good to tell you that you need to pump your tyres up. The bad thing about it, is that most systems use a wireless device on the back of each road wheel monitoring air pressure and they can go wrong, or battery fails, or just pack in due to spinning around all the time on the move. Also false pickups can happen, giving incorrect readings.
As for not carrying a spare tyre, well you are motability which is a special case, but even if someone cannot fit a spare tyre, it is worth carrying one to save on time, as road side services like AA or RAC or Green flag, have to go get tyre repaired or replaced for you. Whereas if you have the spare tyre then they fit it there and then.
Goo and compressor kits are not 100% reliable to get that tyre re-inflated. If you get a nail in the tyre sidewall, it is finished.
A spare wheel, be it a full sized road wheel (which I have), or a spacesaver in the boot, is the answer.
Last edited by colinJYD; 15-09-18 at 08:17 AM.