The lightweight 17 Inch Universal spare wheel, which fits the majority of five stud cars that don’t have a spare wheel fitted as standard, will be an excellent asset to anyone in the vehicle recovery sector.
Using a series of unique “PCD washers” the pitch circle diameter can be easily changed. An offset hole in the washer allows the PCD to change accordingly to the user’s specification. Being Identifiable by distinctive spots on the face of the washer and stored in compact carry cases, makes changing PCD’s very simple and efficient. A quick reference guide book helps the user determine the correct washers and spigot ring required.
PCD’s covered are:
|5 x 98||5 x 100||5 x 105||5 x 108||5 x 110|
|5 x 112||5 x 114.3||5 x 115||5 x 118||5 x 120|
Many cars now come with a tyre inflation kit as standard, as this saves a significant amount of weight and therefore helps overall CO2 emissions. But some punctures or a complete blow-out can't be fixed with the tyre sealant systems.
According to the RAC, in the 12 months up to August 2012, it responded to 87,000 breakdowns involving a puncture on a vehicle with no spare, and in the 12 months ending in August 2013 this increased to approximately 120,000.
Head of RAC technical operations Phil Ryan said: “The Dynomec universal spare wheel demonstrates how the RAC is at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to help our individual members and business customers get back on the road as quickly as possible after they break down.
“We understand why motor manufacturers need to reduce the weight of their vehicles in order to make them more fuel efficient and to meet EU carbon dioxide emissions targets and removal of the spare wheel helps them to achieve this. But drivers should not suffer as a result, and in order to minimise the disruption and inconvenience that punctures can cause, the universal spare wheel provides additional options for patrols to deal with breakdowns more quickly and effectively. We are already seeing very positive results from the trials and we expect the universal wheel to become an increasingly common sight on our roads.”
Donald MacSporran, the AA’s head of technical, says: “Although punctures are thankfully rare for most drivers, you can’t beat the convenience of a spare wheel.
“If your car doesn’t have one, we can sometimes perform a temporary repair at the roadside or take the damaged wheel to a local tyre fitter but this can take time. The ‘universal’ spare offers a more convenient alternative by allowing you to drive to a local tyre depot yourself or continue your journey with the minimum of fuss.
“The patrol will reclaim the spare from the tyre depot or it gets couriered back to us after you’ve finished with it.”
‘Vauxhall Astra 3 adults on board and tyre destroyed, contractor cost saved. As you can see this wheel is a very valuable tool to us as patrols, and will save countless recoveries and contractor costs.’
‘I've just been to and “BORROWED” the new multifit wheel and attachments for a customer with a shredded tyre on a new vehicle. This is definitely the way forward, the customer was very impressed as was I. This new bit of kit would drastically reduce our work time and needs tows.’
‘Working on the road Saturday had a PNS on a Vauxhall Insigna, rear tyre blow out 2 adults and 2 young children at 17:45. They were 6 miles from home, fitted the wheel and booked a mobile re-attend for the next working day.
‘The customer was so impressed that he has contacted Dynomec and wants to buy one!’
‘Vauxhall Zafira 2 adults and a baby on board, got them home and kwikfit attending the following day to replace tyre.’
‘Audi customer who really needed her vehicle and no tyre available, was really impressed with our wheel. Very happy customer.’
‘Citroen Relay with motability conversions, very disabled driver who I would not have been able to get into my patrol vehicle … contractor saved.’
‘Citroen C4 Picasso peolpe carrier, 4 passengers on board … contractor saved.’
‘Audi A3 - very easy to fit. Saved 18 mile recovery and 4 passengers on board. Only had the wheel few days now but very impressed with it guys - long overdue - will save countless recoveries without a doubt.’
‘Multifit wheel used again, NEW ASTRA WITH 19inch wheels, listed in catalogue as tbc, wheel fitted using green spiggot ring and kit H, PERFECT.’
‘Very easy to fit. Saved 20 mile recovery.’
‘Easier to fit. Saved 20 mile recovery as 4 passengers would need total. Member drove back to campsite. I got a new tyre on Sunday and fitted.’
‘First time used. Bit fiddly but will get better with time. Saved 12 mile recovery. Customer very impressed and wanted to keep it!’
‘Very good, fast to fit and get car on its way.’
‘Very good, easy to fit. Guide book very clear as well. Got customer into ATS Penzance for a new tyre to be fitted to their car.’
‘Astra (NCR), very easy to fit. Puncture no spare, only solution kit. Side wall damage, saved recovery. Drove 5 miles all ok.’
‘Very easy to use and fit. Double puncture so saved a recovery. Member said no problem driving 13 miles. Excellent bit of kit (Motability Qashqai).’
‘Fitted easy, no problems fitting to Nissan Juke offside rear. Wheel used to save tow. Customer stated felt very good, did not know it was on vehicle. Driven 6 miles.’
‘I love this wheel.’
‘Kia Ceed rear. 2 punctures on vehicle. Followed into Kwik Fit, 15 miles, motability job.’
‘Fitted on the front of a Vauxhal Zafira. Very easy. Saved a tow of 40 miles. Customer loved it. Drove 15 miles into ATS.’
‘Easy to use / saved recovery. Also 4 people on motorway. Member said very good idea. 4 miles into Kwik Fit (Motability)’
‘50 mile recovery saved.’
‘30 mile recovery saved.’