Spare Tire and Tire Replacement Kit in the 2021 Corolla and Corolla Hybrid
Many new vehicles are choosing to forgo a spare tire with their ride. Instead, automakers often include a tire replacement kit as an alternative. What about the 2021 Toyota Corolla- does it come with a spare tire?
The 2021 Toyota Corolla comes with a spare tire on every trim except for the hybrid version. That means drivers of the 2021 Toyota Corolla L, LE, SE, SE Nightshade Edition, XLE, XSE and XSE Apex Edition will all find a spare tire under the floor of their trunk. The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE, however, does not come with a spare tire; instead, the under-trunk compartment has a “fix-a-flat” kit.
Users should note that the spare tire in the gas-powered 2021 Toyota Corolla is not simply an entire extra wheel and tire. It’s a temporary spare tire that’s only intended to get the vehicle to the nearest repair shop after the flat occurs. The fix-a-flat system in the Hybrid has a similar goal.
Another option, of course, is to simply call roadside assistance when one’s tire blows out.
What does the fix-a-flat system in the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid include?
The fix-a-flat system in the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid includes a chemical spray to temporarily fix the tire, a compressor to inflate it, and some tools.
What does the spare tire kit in the 2021 Toyota Corolla include?
The spare tire kit in the gas-powered Corolla includes a temporary spare tire, along with a jack and tools to change the tire out.
Can I remove the spare tire or tire kit from my 2021 Corolla?
Yes, the tire kit or spare tire tools can be removed pretty easily from the 2021 Toyota Corolla, opening up additional trunk room. Users should note that taking out the Styrofoam piece that holds the kit will make it so that the trunk floor can’t really sustain cargo weight above, so keep that raised if you do so.
How long can you drive on a temporary spare tire?
The spare tire included with a vehicle is almost always intended only to get your vehicle to the nearest repair shop, where you can have your flat tire inspected and either repaired or replaced. When driving on the temporary tire, its recommended you don’t go over 50 miles-per-hour and no more than 50 miles in distance. Driving for longer on the “donut” spare can cause damage to other parts of the car, such as the transmission.