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#265354 17-Jan-2020 14:40
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My Prius Alpha came without a spare tyre, just a reinflation kit -- presumably not much use if you have torn a tyre.  So I bought a full-size spare wheel and tyre (an import from Japan), and the tyre fitted is a Dunlop Dig-tyre Studless DSX (a snow tyre, I believe).

 

Question is -- would this tyre be OK to use as a spare under the usual NZ conditions, or should I replace it with a conventional tyre?

 

Thanks for your help





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  #2400782 17-Jan-2020 14:55
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I would err on the side of safety and put a NZ tyre on it. Snow tyres are for just that snow conditions and have been linked as accident causes.





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  #2400784 17-Jan-2020 15:02
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Question is -- would this tyre be OK to use as a spare under the usual NZ conditions, or should I replace it with a conventional tyre?

 

Short answer is NO, it is not acceptable, in fact it was made illegal 10 years ago

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/media-releases/new-rules-for-winter-tyres-from-1-april/

 

Having a single snow tyre (or even two)  (even temporarily ) can make hard breaking dangerous

 

Get a regular summer tread tyre 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  #2400805 17-Jan-2020 15:37
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Thank you both.  I'll get a summer tyre put on.

 

Anyone want to buy a single snow tyre…?

 

 





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