So heading out on vacation tomorrow, 2003 trailblazer. coming out of the grocery store see A nail in the sidewall. Put on full size spare, did not see any wheel weights, hope I do not have to stop for a wheel balance.
Are full sized spares typically balanced from the factory?
As a side note lots of pb blaster to get the wheel to drop, thought of dong that previously, too late now.
Oh boy shopping for a new tire on vacation. the spare still had the tire sticker on it and maybe 2k on new tires, so size should be fine, age I am not sure of age but no cracks etc. but no wheel weights.
Strapped the tire to the roof, as I need to do some lube to get the holding mechanism to drop farther for return the spare to position, a litttle persuasion got the old tire off but fix it right before remount…Looks like I am going to the baja 500, lowered just enough to get the spare off.
So only real question should I expect to need a wheel balance, or if it is out of balance can I driv 5oo miles with a free back massage and no damage to bearings etc.
Work trucks prone to flats also, street is used by roofers driving shingles to get recycled.