It is not unusual to find yourself in a tricky situation with a flat or deflated tire while you were driving quietly your Ford Escape. Several options are available to you at this time, including the option to replace your wheel. To do so, it is essential to know the location of your spare tire. In this article, we will explain where to find your spare tire on your Ford Escape but also the various possible alternatives in terms of troubleshooting.
Spare wheel location on my Ford Escape
The location of the spare tire on your Ford Escape may vary depending on the year of manufacture. In most cases, you will find it under the trunk, accessible from the inside of the trunk, or sometimes accessible from the outside by unscrewing the lugs in the trunk of your Ford Escape. From time to time it may be found under the hood, but this is uncommon.
If you have to change the spare wheel on your Ford Escape, we invite you to take a look at our article on the subject:
- How to replace a wheel on a Ford Escape
It is as well possible that you do not have a standard spare wheel available. Here are the numerous options available to you:
Different spare wheels or different ways to repair your Ford Escape
The spare wheel on my Ford Escape:
This small wheel, otherwise known as a wafer, is less bulky than a standard wheel. It has the benefit of taking up less space on your Ford Escape, but at the expense of its level of resistance. In fact, it is only used in case of emergency, we recommend that you do not drive more than a few kilometers and that you do not exceed 80km/h considering that it is not designed to resist too high speeds. Go to the nearest garage as soon as possible. Also, be careful when cornering, as your Ford Escape will be slightly unbalanced because it is thinner than the other wheels previously in place. Also make sure that the pressure of your wheel disc is checked frequently to avoid keeping an unusable spare wheel on your Ford Escape.
The complete wheel:
This is a wheel equivalent to the one you already have in place. Logically, you can put it in place and drive normally. Be cautious, make sure that it is really identical to the wheels already in place on your Ford Escape.
The anti puncture kit on my Ford Escape:
As its name suggests, this one will enable you to fix a small puncture (with a coagulant liquid) and to re-inflate temporarily (using a small compressor that you connect to the cigarette lighter) in order to drive to the nearest garage with your Ford Escape. Be careful however, you cannot drive forever with this system. We encourage that you do not exceed 80km/h and about 200km in order not to take risks. Of course, if you notice a too big opening in the tire of your Ford Escape, do not take unnecessary risks, the kit will not be able to repair everything. If the hole is larger than 5 millimeters, it will be very complicated to plug it, considering that the air pressure is too high.
Conclusion on my Ford Escape:
Here is some information on the location of the spare tire on your Ford Escape and the numerous options available to you in terms of repairing. You should also know that, by law, it is not compulsory to have a spare tire on your Ford Escape. However, we strongly recommend that you equip yourself with one so that you do not find yourself in a delicate situation. You should also take care to maintain the tyres of your Ford Escape, for obvious safety factors, but also because it is reprehensible by law with a fine of up to 400€ or even immobilisation of your Ford Escape. So be careful.To discover more tips on the Ford Escape, take a look at the Ford Escape category.