It is not uncommon to find yourself in a tricky situation with a flat or deflated tire while you were driving quietly your Ford Flex. A lot of options are available to you at this time, including the option to replace your wheel. To do so, it is essential to know where your spare tire is. In the following paragraphs, we will explain where to find your spare tire on your Ford Flex but also the numerous possible alternatives in terms of troubleshooting.
Spare wheel location on my Ford Flex
The position of the spare tire on your Ford Flex may vary depending on the year of manufacture. Most of the time, you will find it under the trunk, accessible from the inside of the trunk, or in some cases accessible from the outside by unscrewing the lugs in the trunk of your Ford Flex. From time to time it may be placed under the hood, but this is unusual.
If you need to replace the spare wheel on your Ford Flex, we invite you to look at our article on the subject:
- How to replace a wheel on a Ford Flex
It is as well possible that you do not have a standard spare wheel available. Here are the different options available to you:
Different spare wheels or different ways to repair your Ford Flex
The spare wheel on my Ford Flex:
This small wheel, usually known as a wafer, is less bulky than a standard wheel. It has the benefit of taking up less space on your Ford Flex, but at the expense of its level of resistance. In reality, it is only utilized in case of emergency, we suggest that you do not drive more than a few kilometers and that you do not exceed 80km/h because it can be not designed to resist too high speeds. Go to the closest garage as soon as possible. Also, be careful when ever cornering, as your Ford Flex will be somewhat uneven because it can be thinner than the other wheels already in place. Also make sure that the pressure of your wheel disc is checked frequently to avoid keeping an useless spare wheel on your Ford Flex.
The complete wheel:
This is a wheel identical to the one you already have in place. Logically, you may put it in place and drive normally. Be careful, make sure that it is really similar to the wheels already in place on your Ford Flex.
The anti puncture kit on my Ford Flex:
As its name suggests, this one will enable you to fix a small puncture (with a coagulant liquid) and to re-inflate in the short term (using a small compressor that you connect to the cigarette lighter) in order to reach the closest garage with your Ford Flex. Be careful however, you cannot drive forever with this system. We suggest that you do not exceed 80km/h and about 200km in order not to take risks. Naturally, if you notice a too big opening in the tire of your Ford Flex, do not take avoidable risks, the kit will not be able to repair everything. If the hole is bigger than 5 millimeters, it will be very tough to plug it, because the air pressure is too high.
Conclusion on my Ford Flex:
Here is some information on the location of the spare tire on your Ford Flex and the different 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 Flex. However, we strongly recommend that you provide 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 Flex, for obvious safety reasons, but also because it can be reprehensible by law with a fine of up to 400€ or even immobilisation of your Ford Flex. So be careful.If you want more tutorials on the Ford Flex, go to our Ford Flex category.