Sunday 25 September 2016

How Ford has knocked down price of spare wheel

Published 06/01/2016 | 02:30

Many cars come without a spare wheel - but Ford have reduced the price to include one.
Many cars come without a spare wheel - but Ford have reduced the price to include one.

We are still getting a lot of correspondence on spare wheels - or lack of them - but the price of having one stowed in the boot after you buy a new car seems to be plunging.

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Fewer carmakers are supplying them as standard because their weight can tip a vehicle's emissions into a higher VRT or road-tax category.

But most dealers will have one for you for a reasonable price, many costing from €80 to €150 depending on dealer and model.

However, those figures are well and truly stumped by what Ford are charging for a full-sized spare wheel on their new upmarket Mondeo Vignale.

They officially quote the price at €35.

Let us know here at Independent Motors how you have fared with getting a full-sized spare:

ecunningham@independent.ie

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