More recent tire sealant kits have performed better, but there is one thing that will always be the case with any of these kits.I see advantages/disadvantages to both. Can you explain your position a bit better?
Honestly, not being able to change a spare tire is not something that should be considered. It should be a skill everyone has who decides to drive a car, barring someone who physically can not perform the task. Because if changing out a spare tire is too much, understanding what tire sealant is doing and how well it's holding air pressure, I'd argue is also above their level of understanding.I don't really see the speed and distance being defined as different between the sealant solution and the temp spare tire. I checked the owner's manual, but maybe i'm missing something?
One disadvantage w/ the spare tire option would be if I'm not w/ the vehicle when it needs to be changed out. Other drivers may be physically or uncomfortable doing this change out on the road side.
I'm on the fence w/ both. Originally, I was wanting the sealant repair kit in order to increase some storage space. The dealer had an incoming vehicle w/ the spare option, and I was fine w/ that. In the rare circumstance where there is a catastrophic tire issue, I'll be very thankful for that temp spare.
It goes in the same space that would otherwise be occupied by the sealant kit. Also, you just have to pop the storage cover to check the pressure or inflate it.Arguments against the spare tire are that you continually have to lug the weight of it and the tools (jack, wrenches, etc), at least 40lbs worth, even if you never use it. It continually takes up valuable space even if you never use it. If you use a space-saver tire, you've got to dig the tire out of it's space and inflate it periodically. How many do that? That 60psi pressure will decrease to an unusable or unsafe value in just a couple months. The car has to be jacked up to effect a repair and there may be no good or safe area to do it.