Hi everyone, just bought a 2015 E golf sell premium and hauled it back to Cincinnati OH where they are not sold so I could have one.
Should my car have a spare tire?
Another alternative to a spare would be run flats -- I opted for these when the OEM tires on the LEAF I was driving needed replacing; the 'science' on these has improved quite a bit from when they first came out (BMW was one of the first to use them, the ride quality was poor, etc.) -- if I keep my e-Golf longer, I plan to do the same, opted for Bridgestone Driveguard series that fit my LEAF (general link on a few other owners that have used them below)https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=DriveGuard
Difference in EV range was minor, ride was improved a lot over the OEM Bridgestone Ecopia series they used; to be honest though, the Continental's that are on my '15 e-Golf SEL are quite similar to those that are on my '13 VW Touareg (OEM's provided by VW still at 39K miles) which have held up well for being OEM provided --- all car mfg. have a tendency to provide tires at a price point where they ALL wear out pretty quickly; VW could be an exception --- as an aside, did you know that Tesla allows you to pick the brand when you buy a Model S or X? --- in any case, we also have AAA in case of a blow out; sometimes just changing a flat out on the highway can be quite hazardous so run flats are a great option.