It is not unusual to find yourself in a tricky situation with a flat or deflated tire while you were driving quietly your Ford Taurus. Several options are available to you at this time, including the option to change your wheel. To do so, it is crucial to know where your spare tire is. Outlined in this article, we will explain where to find your spare tire on your Ford Taurus but also the different possible alternatives in terms of troubleshooting.
Spare wheel location on my Ford Taurus
The position of the spare tire on your Ford Taurus 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 Taurus. From time to time it may be located under the hood, but this is rare.
If you have to change the spare wheel on your Ford Taurus, we suggest you to look at our article on the subject:
- How to replace a wheel on a Ford Taurus
It is as well possible that you do not have a traditional spare wheel available. Here are the different options available to you:
Different spare wheels or different ways to repair your Ford Taurus
The spare wheel on my Ford Taurus:
This small wheel, also known as a wafer, is less bulky than a traditional wheel. It has the benefit of taking up less space on your Ford Taurus, but at the expense of its level of resistance. In reality, it is only utilized 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 truly is not designed to resist too high speeds. Go to the nearest garage as soon as possible. Additionally, be careful when ever cornering, as your Ford Taurus will be somewhat uneven because it truly is thinner than the other wheels previously in place. Additionally make sure that the pressure of your wheel disc is checked regularly to avoid keeping an useless spare wheel on your Ford Taurus.
The complete wheel:
This is a wheel equivalent to the one you currently have in place. Logically, you can put it in place and drive normally. Be cautious, make sure that it is actually identical to the wheels already in place on your Ford Taurus.
The anti puncture kit on my Ford Taurus:
As its name suggests, this one will allow you to fix a small puncture (with a coagulant liquid) and to re-inflate in the short term (using a small compressor that you link up to the cigarette lighter) in order to drive to the nearest garage with your Ford Taurus. Be careful however, you cannot drive indefinitely 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 important opening in the tire of your Ford Taurus, do not take avoidable risks, the kit will not be able to repair everything. If the hole is larger than 5 millimeters, it will be very difficult to plug it, considering that the air pressure is too high.
Conclusion on my Ford Taurus:
Here is some information on the location of the spare tire on your Ford Taurus and the different options available to you in terms of troubleshooting. You should also know that, by law, it is not compulsory to have a spare tire on your Ford Taurus. 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 Taurus, for obvious safety reasons, but also because it truly is reprehensible by law with a fine of up to 400€ or even immobilisation of your Ford Taurus. So be careful.If you need more guides on the Ford Taurus, go to our Ford Taurus category.