spare tyre

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spare tyre

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) an additional tyre, usually mounted on a wheel, carried by a motor vehicle in case of puncture
2. (Anatomy) slang jocular Brit a deposit of fat just above the waist
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Kronberg is not alone; many carmakers have eliminated spare tires to improve fuel economy.
1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study released by Consumer Reports, many car dealerships are replacing traditional spare tires with inflator kits and cans of tire sealant in order to lower the vehicle's weight and make the fuel efficiency look more attractive to the costumer.
Due to a production issue that has since been corrected, the spare tires in some of the recalled cars may have too much or not enough air in them, NHTSA said.
Aiming to expand cooperation with Nissan, Cheng Shin will also provide spare tires for the Japanese firm to distribute in North America.
Life insurance is like parachutes, spare tires and life jackets that way.
said Tuesday it will recall about 110,000 units of its Tundra pickup truck sold in the United States as possible corrosion resulting from road salts may cause spare tires to fall off.
About one-third of the listed accidents were alleged to be the result of old, unused spare tires that failed shortly after being put into service, although they looked like new.
Murgo said the Cougar has ballistic protection for the radiator, fuel tanks, and battery compartments; and it is equipped with weapons ports, M240G mount, engineer/EOD tool storage, two spare tires, and a Nuclear.
He also purchased helmets and spare tires for the bureau.
An ample stock of spare tires is critical, as is availability of a towing service.
Traditional bike racks generally don't adapt well to features such as rear-mounted spare tires, gutterless "aerodynamic" car roofs, or fiberglass shells.
This focus on the automotive category is a tie back to Hampton's 1973 roots, when the company's first launch was a weatherproof padlock for spare tires.