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How far and how fast can you drive on a spare tire (for 2008 prius)

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Hello gomo... For those Prius models that have a spare, 35 MPH is the recommended max speed. The spare should not be used for more than emergency driving, therefore, do put a regular tire on as soon as possible, and certainly within 50 miles. Joe

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If the spare is the same size as the other tires you can drive like you normally would, but if it's just a doughnut you shouldn't go over 45mph, it will get you wherever you need to get a new tire installed, but I would not recomend driving it that way more than absolutely necessary.

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