It is not unusual to find yourself in a difficult situation with a flat or deflated tire while you were driving quietly your Lexus IS. A lot of options are available to you at this time, including the option to change your wheel. To do so, it is essential to know the location of your spare tire. In this post, we will explain where to find your spare tire on your Lexus IS but also the various possible alternatives in terms of troubleshooting.
Spare wheel location on my Lexus IS
The location of the spare tire on your Lexus IS can 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 oftentimes accessible from the outside by unscrewing the lugs in the trunk of your Lexus IS. Sometimes it may be placed under the hood, but this is uncommon.
If you require to change the spare wheel on your Lexus IS, we invite you to take a look at our article on the subject:
- How to replace a wheel on a Lexus IS
It is also 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 Lexus IS
The spare wheel on my Lexus IS:
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 Lexus IS, but at the expense of its level of resistance. In fact, it is only used 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 is not designed to resist too high speeds. Go to the nearest garage as soon as possible. Additionally, be careful when cornering, as your Lexus IS will be somewhat unbalanced because it is thinner than the other wheels already in place. Additionally make sure that the pressure of your wheel disc is checked regularly to avoid keeping an useless spare wheel on your Lexus IS.
The complete wheel:
This is a wheel equivalent 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 actually identical to the wheels already in place on your Lexus IS.
The anti puncture kit on my Lexus IS:
As its name implies, 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 reach the nearest garage with your Lexus IS. Be careful however, you cannot drive forever with this system. We recommend that you do not exceed 80km/h and about 200km in order not to take risks. Obviously, if you notice a too important opening in the tire of your Lexus IS, 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 complicated to plug it, because the air pressure is too high.
Conclusion on my Lexus IS:
Here is some information on the location of the spare tire on your Lexus IS and the different options available to you in terms of repairing. You should also know that, by law, it is not mandatory to have a spare tire on your Lexus IS. However, we highly recommend that you equip yourself with one so that you do not find yourself in a complicated situation. You should also take care to maintain the tyres of your Lexus IS, for obvious safety reasons, but also because it is reprehensible by law with a fine of up to 400€ or even immobilisation of your Lexus IS. So be careful.If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Lexus IS, do not hesitate to consult our Lexus IS category.