Last post on Dec 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM
You are in the Honda Civic Hybrid
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Honda Accord, Tires, Wheels, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#7 of 13 Re: Spare Tire [bugsndaffy]
Apr 20, 2005 (6:00 pm)
I carry pumps in all the cars. I have not had a "blow out" in YEARS - only slow leaks. In every case I could air up the tire with the pump (no sealant) and drive carefully to a tire shop for a repair. No side of the road changes in the dark and rain, etc.
If I decide to get a hybrid, I don't think I will be too concerned about no spare. I will probably look for an extra rim at a junk yard and get an extra tire mounted on it to keep at home. Then worst case - I get a hole in the sidewall or fast leak I can put it on the car. Maybe for a long road trip I might toss it in the car, but probably not.
AFAIK, there is no place (except using up trunk space) for the spare in a hybrid.
#8 of 13 Re: Spare Tire [dwynne]
Apr 20, 2005 (7:03 pm)
Smart idea, Dennis. I follow your great advice. I also have had slow leaks. In 20+ years I got about 7 or 8 leaks.Cannot remember exact count. Not bad at all. Now I decided to buy brand name tires only or replace it before it blows up on the way.
#9 of 13 Re: Spare Tire [dwynne]
Apr 27, 2005 (4:52 am)
The Hybrid does indeed have space for the spare tire without taking up trunk space.
The "tool caddy" which holds the jack, compressor, sealant et.al., is removed and the stuff put aside, revealing the area where the spare is bolted. Included in the "wheel kit" box is another caddy that fits into the spare complete with spots for the jack and lug wrench and jack handle. There is a picture of the setup under "spare tire/ Canadian " in your owner's manual. The cover of the trunk bed closes up flush just as before.
NO trunk space is taken up. You do have to stow your compressor and sealant in the garage though.
Jul 23, 2008 (5:14 pm)
I have a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid, nearly 57000 miles on it. Maybe we should have rotated the tires earlier, but just did it recently. My husband noted the rear tires show cupping. Front tires worn more than the rear.
Any thoughts if a maintenance issue is causing the rear tire cupping issue? Has anyone bought replacement tires they might recommend?
#11 of 13 Re: Rear tire cupping [minivanmama1]
Jul 23, 2008 (6:47 pm)
I recently bought General altimax tires. They were tested best on tire rack (and cheap too) I bought them one size wider in 225. It makes the car look a little beefier.
Handling has improved a lot, especially in rain. Those Michelins were lousy.
Only diadvantage is that mileagehas suffered a little. I don't mind because the car feels a lot safer now
#12 of 13 Re: Spare Tire [bugsndaffy]
Aug 01, 2010 (7:36 pm)
Sorry for the answer more than 5 years later. You can buy rim and spared tire at a tire outlet. Honda dealers do not carry those. Remove all those sealant, air pump and "big black tray" you will have a space (with bolt) for the spared tire.
#13 of 13 Re: Spare Tire [viet]
Dec 30, 2012 (6:26 pm)
Where can I buy the spare tire kit for honda accord hybrid 2005 near Hagerstown,md?