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With my new MKC, it's the first time I've had a vehicle without a full-size spare tire. I see in the owners manual, notes about operating limitations for (a) "full size dissimilar spare with label"; and (b) "full size dissimilar spare without label" "With label" says 50 mph limit and no towing, while "without label" says 70 mph and indicates towing with caution.

I not sure what "label"refers to, but I don't see any kind of label on mine. BUT I do see right on the sidewall of the temporary spare, "50 mph max" (Maybe that's the "label"?) I'm assuming, since I see the 50mph note on the sidewall, that I have the first category of spare, and that I couldn't tow (if I had a flat while pulling a trailer) with this spare.

I know Lincoln has towing service during the warranty period, but still ...

I'll probably purchase a full-size wheel and spare for the times I'm pulling a trailer. (I might even carry this spare in the cargo area when I'm not towing, even though it does take up space.

Has anyone bought a full-size spare?

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
 

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I believe you have roadside assistance for as long as you own your vehicle. I have AWD and the diameter of the spare is the same as the tires mounted so the AWD system does not go nuts trying to adjust the traction. The spare itself has limitations due to the width and speed rating.
 

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Yes, I believe free roadside assistance is available for the duration of the warranty, and I'd likely be using it, if needed.

I just read an article on new vehicle spare tires, and I'm clearly behind the times. It seems that about 95% of new vehicles are now sold without full-sized spares. About half have either run-flat tires or inflator kits, while the other half have compact spares. I understand the manufacturers' reasoning, but I guess I'm just old-school, still wanting a full-size spare.

If I couldn't have a full-size spare, in my opinion the compact spare approach (e.g. Lincoln MKC) is definitely preferable to inflator kits or run-flats.

As mentioned though, l'll probably purchase and carry a full-size spare onboard when I tow a trailer.
 

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Per the Lincoln website under the Lincoln Promise


Roadside Assistance for Life
We'll be there for you for as long as you own your Lincoln – with 24-hour/seven-days-a-week assistance nationwide


I live in the USA so not sure about Canada
 

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Thanks. You're right. The Lincoln USA site does say this. Regarding the Lincoln Canada site, I thought free roadside assistance was just for the life of the warranty, but it appears that it's offered for 6 years/110 000 km. Good to know.
 
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