I understand that the main use of our cars is supposed to be as a
city car, but driving around without a spare and a jack, with only a
fix-a-flat kit, doesn't give me a warm fuzzy. And, Roadside or no
Roadside assistance, I don't want to be sitting on the side of the
highway waiting for someone to show up.....around town, maybe
not so big a deal. And I sill don't want to use the fix-a-flat kit as
it will ruin the TPMS sensor which is a $200+ dollar item....so:
1) I went down to Harbor Freight and bought a 1-1/2 ton scissor
jack for $20....it and the correct lug-socket fits perfectly in that
rear compartment, in the same box the jack came in, and it doesn't
rattle around either.
2) I had an extra matching mag wheel already, so I went and had
another tire mounted and balanced on it. I then bought a nice black,
vinyl spare tire cover for the wheel and tire, so that it looks nice
laying in the back of my car.
Now, if I'm gonna do any kind of road trip, I will slip that baby in
back, and then have the assurance and piece of mind that it won't
turn in to a bad road trip.
A couple pics: