Car editor Niek Schenk answers: ‘It’s not ideal. The greater the difference with the other wheels and tires, the more chance of lousy handling. But driving with a homecoming is always just a stopgap solution. That is why there is a maximum speed (80 km/h) and you are not allowed to drive it for too long. As the name suggests, this spare tire is just for coming home. It is more common for such a homecomer to be smaller than the other wheels of the car. After all, a smaller and lighter spare wheel saves space and weight in the car.’
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