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AAA Warns Vehicle Spare Tires May Soon Be Thing Of The Past

To meet new government fuel efficiency standards some vehicle manufactures are omitting heavy spare tires and equipping new vehicles with an emergency sealant and inflator kit or tires that if damaged can run reasonable distances without air.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2012

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Getting Rid Of Spare Tire Helps Boost Chevy Cruze MPG

Changing a flat tire on the side of a busy freeway can be a dirty and dangerous job. The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze offers a safer option: an on-board tire inflator kit that also helps improve fuel efficiency by shedding 26 pounds of spare tire and jacking hardware.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2011

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