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Modern Spare Launches Volkswagen ID.4 Kits and Spare Tires

Modern Spare has just expanded its portfolio of products to include the Volkswagen ID.4.
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If you drive a new VW ID.4 congratulations! The ID.4 is winning over fans and new owners as fast a VW can ship them. However, it is worth noting that every one VW ships lacks a basic piece of safety equipment. A compact spare tire.

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This is a trend that has been ongoing for a while now. As automakers launch new models, particularly green models, they steal the spare. Leaving you with fewer options to protect yourself and your family in the event that you damage a tire.

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Fortunately, the aftermarket has picked up where your automaker deserted you. Modern Spare started as a company that provided spares for Corvettes but has recently been a very popular supplier to Tesla owners. All of whom purchased vehicles with no spare tire.

Image courtesy of Modern Spare

Modern Spare offers both compact spare tires and also spare tire kits if you wish to carry your own tools to change the tire, rather than trust roadside assistance to do it for you in a pinch. There are three choices and prices start at about $350.

Like all manufacturers and suppliers, Modern Spare has struggled to keep pace with booming demand. We’d suggest calling to check availability. Since this is not an advertisement for the company, we’ll let them help you from here.

Modern Spare has earned many fans among Tesla owners. You can use keyword searches on Facebook or other social media sites to learn more about customer opinions of the company. With multiple posts from ID.4 owners, including the owner who opted to share his top-of-page image with us, we felt the ID.4 community may appreciate knowing that there is an option out there.

Top of page image courtesy of VW ID.4 owner Ian Perry.

John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American news outlets and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin


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