Recently, AAA MidAtlantic released a report that found that 1 in 8 new cars come without a spare tire. Instead of spares, cars may come with tires that supposedly run while flat or repair kits. The goal is to improve gas mileage by reducing extra weight in the vehicle.
Despite the trend, AAA warns that lack of a spare tire can be a safety issue. This may be especially true if you are traveling in rural areas where it can take a long to get help. Not only may you be subject to the elements, such as extreme temperatures, but you may also be at risk of being hit by an oncoming vehicle.
Our personal injury attorneys in PA encourage you to consider your plan for a flat tire and to take the steps necessary to protect yourself and your passengers from potential accidents.