Spare wheelSpare wheel  - For emergencies - Mitsubishi Carisma Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Carisma

Check the air pressure in the spare tyre weekly, making sure it is ready for

Check the air pressure in the spare tyre weekly, making sure it is ready for emergency use. Maintaining the spare wheel at the highest specified air pressure will ensure that it can always be used under any conditions (city/high–speed driving, varying load weight, etc.).


When used, set to the correct tyre pressure.

The spare wheel is stored beneath the floor board of the luggage compartment; to remove it, using the wheel nut wrench, remove the bolt securing the spare wheel, and take out the spare wheel.

Compact spare wheel

The compact spare tyre is designed to save space in the luggage compartment and its lighter weight makes it easier to use if a flat tyre occurs.


(1) The pressure should be periodically checked and maintained at the specified pressure while the tyre is stowed.
Driving with an insufficient tyre pressure can lead to an accident. If you have no choice but to drive with an insufficient tyre pressure, keep your speed down and inflate the tyre to the correct pressure as soon as possible. (Refer to “Tyre inflation pressure” on page 9–12.)
(2) The compact spare wheel is for temporary use only and should be removed as soon as the original wheel can be repaired or replaced. Flange nuts are used for some type of aluminium wheel. These wheel nuts can be used temporarily on the compact spare wheel.
(3) The vehicle must not be driven at speeds in excess of 80 km/h while using the compact spare wheel.
(4) The compact spare tyre is not so good as the standard spare tyre in controllability and stability. When the compact spare tyre is used, avoid quick starts, sudden braking and sharp steering.
(5) Avoid driving through automatic vehicle washers and over obstacles that could possibly damage the vehicle’s undercarriage. Because the compact spare wheel is smaller than the original wheel, the ground clearance is slightly reduced.
(6) The compact spare wheel is specifically designed for your vehicle and it should not be used on any other vehicle.

(7) Do not use tyre chains with your compact spare wheel. Because of the smaller

(7) Do not use tyre chains with your compact spare wheel. Because of the smaller tyre size, a tyre chain will not fit properly. This could cause damage to the wheel and result in loss of the chain. If a front tyre becomes flat when using tyre chains, first replace a rear wheel with the compact spare wheel and then use the removed rear wheel to replace the flat front wheel so that you can continue to use the chains.
(8) The compact spare tyre should not be used on any other wheels, nor should standard tyres, snow tyres, wheel covers or trim rings be used with the compact spare wheel. If such use is attempted, damage to these items or other car components may occur.
(9) Upon installation of the compact spare tyre, the overall car height is slightly lowered as the tyre is smaller in diameter than the standard tyre. When passing over the projections on the road, use care not to drive the car with the same feeling as used in driving with the standard tyre on.
(10) Do not install more than one compact spare wheel at the same time.
(11) When the tread wear indicator do appear, the tyre must be replaced. Refer to “Wheel condition” to page 9–11.

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