RAC innovations - Universal Spare Wheel
We can keep you on the move after a puncture or flat tyre thanks to the Universal Spare Wheel all our Patrols carry.
Increasingly, cars are being sold without a spare wheel included as standard. This is often a big surprise to motorists who look for it when their vehicle gets a puncture or flat tyre. The RAC Universal Spare Wheel was designed to tackle this problem and help prevent our members from being caught out.
Developing the universal solution
Car manufacturers find themselves under increasing pressure to reduce emissions, improve fuel efficiency and maximise space for owners. One of the simplest ways to achieve all these things is to supply vehicles without a spare wheel.
The rise of breakdowns featuring a puncture and no spare led our technical team to develop an innovative solution. The Universal Spare Wheel helps speed up fix time and minimise inconvenience for members.
Developed with a specialist manufacturer partner, the five-stud, 17-inch, lightweight alloy, multi-fit wheel works with a high proportion of vehicles.
We fit and then help you replace
When a Universal Spare Wheel is needed, our Patrol will fit it swiftly and then get in touch with the nearest local approved tyre specialist on your behalf.
Watch the video to see what a difference the Universal Spare Wheel made to Detect Fire and Security, one of our business customers.