One Corvette salesperson I know used to ask his customers during the course of his presentation where the spare tire was on a Corvette. Some would look in the trunk area or under the rear end of the vehicle, and of course, find nothing. They’d say, “I can’t find it. Where is it?’ He’d say, “At your Chevy dealer!”
It is an important question, of course, because every C6 Corvette has four unique tires. The front tires are an inch smaller than those on the back, and all of the tires are unidirectional for safety and speed. There is simply no place to store four tires in the vehicle. It would be tough enough to carry them in a pickup truck!
So, what happens when a Corvette tire is damaged? The owner can call 1-800-CHEV-USA for Roadside Assistance, of course. But, in addition, run-flat tire technology makes it possible to actually drive that Corvette to service. The concept is that the sidewalls are considerably thicker and can be used for ride stability. Consumer Reports recently presented a helpful summary of the technology on their website. Check it out for all the details!
[ Consumer Reports ]