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  1. Skumar
  2. Tyres & Alloy Wheels
  3. Thursday, October 04 2018
Hi Sir,

I have purchased TATA TIAGO XZA, tyre size provided for four wheels is 175/65R14, but spare wheel they given as 13 Inch Wheels with R 155/80, can we accept it? I contact with dealer exe. & Tata CC but they didn't response for exchange or replace Spare wheels. Can I file case in consumer court is this will okey or not!! kindly help on this.
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Hello,

Its a common phenomenon on almost 90% of models sold to have a different spare Tyre size as against regular tyres
Even in top end models - the 5th tyre is generally a steel wheel (even if alloy wheel provided in rest of tyre)

This is generally known as space saver spare tyre and only recommended to use as stop gap arrangement when one of the tyre is puncture and car to be driven at controlled speed to reach tyre shop so as to get puncture affixed in and replace in spare tyre then with the original tyre

The concept is there and gained popularity among car manufacturer to save in couple of thousands
Refer details - Spare Tyre Issue

Should help !!


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Sureshkumar Accepted Answer
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Dear Sir,

Ok i agree with you I don't have problem with steel spare wheel but my query is that they are given me spare wheel 13 inch against 14 inch. And another one Could I File The Case in Consumer Court ? Pls kindly help on this
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I also have Tata Tiago xt model and I am also face same problem,
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Rakesh sharma Accepted Answer
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I aube the same problem. The colour size and the design are different.... Wheel cover doesn't fit....what should I do.


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All tata vehicles are now coming like that.

Tata Tiago Specification
Main - Size, typeXB,XE,XM-155/80 R13
XT,XTA,XZ,XZA,XZ+(Diesel) -175/65 R14
XZ+(Petrol) - 175/60 R15
Spare - Size, typeXB,XE,XM,XT,XZ,XZA,XZ+(Diesel) - 155/80 R13
XZ+(Petrol) - 175/65 R14


Spare wheel is one inch lesser diameter than main 4 wheels.
This is the thinking-
1. When you have a puncture, keep punctured (14";) wheel and 14" wheel cover inside dikky. Use 13" wheel until repaired.
2. When you get 14" wheel repaired, put 13" inch back in dikky. Use 14" now with wheel cover.

Zest and Bolt also come with 15" main wheels and 14" spare.

This is done by companies to save manufacturing cost and hence reduce selling price.

Spare wheels generally don't come as alloys, but steel rims. Because steel rims are more durable than alloys. Steel will bend (still usable) versus alloy, which breaks (not usable).
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Chander Shekhar Accepted Answer
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As per company broacher, it’s clearly mention……..
Ground clearance will be different…..
R13……… 165mm R14 ……….170mm.
• When we use R13 against R14 spare wheel……
It will be harmful for all type of used (running) the vehicles.
• Depreciation on entire running vehicle will be 100% occurred, when is being used in between R14 three tyres with one R13 tyre used.
• How can possible tyre inter change ( rotation) will be in future after 7500km runs completed as per company manual. Again It will be harmful for all type of used (running) the vehicles. During visual inspection, we found that india’s number one (To point of view of sale) company provide same RIM Based spare wheel as it his main four wheels.
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C shekhar Accepted Answer
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All tata vehicles are now coming like that.

Tata Tiago Specification
Main - Size, typeXB,XE,XM-155/80 R13
XT,XTA,XZ,XZA,XZ+(Diesel) -175/65 R14
XZ+(Petrol) - 175/60 R15
Spare - Size, typeXB,XE,XM,XT,XZ,XZA,XZ+(Diesel) - 155/80 R13
XZ+(Petrol) - 175/65 R14


Spare wheel is one inch lesser diameter than main 4 wheels.
This is the thinking-
1. When you have a puncture, keep punctured (14";) wheel and 14" wheel cover inside dikky. Use 13" wheel until repaired.
2. When you get 14" wheel repaired, put 13" inch back in dikky. Use 14" now with wheel cover.

Zest and Bolt also come with 15" main wheels and 14" spare.

This is done by companies to save manufacturing cost and hence reduce selling price.

Spare wheels generally don't come as alloys, but steel rims. Because steel rims are more durable than alloys. Steel will bend (still usable) versus alloy, which breaks (not usable).
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Rajiv Accepted Answer
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I bought spare wheel of same size by spending some 3k for rim and 4k for tyre. Mine is tiago nrg and spare tyre was 13 inch. I do not wish to change the tyre twice for a puncture. Only issue is what to do with the original smaller spare tyre? Nobody buys it except some taxi drivers may buy them. Any clue about it? No harm in giving it away free but where or to who?
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Dr. R N Yadav Accepted Answer
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Tata motors should provide solution to this wheel size difference. They should give option to get it changed after paying the difference amount. Neither it is desirable to run long on different size wheels nor comfortable to change the wheel twice for one puncture. Its ridiculous explanation that smaller wheel will reduce cost and increase space. Cost can be reduced by withdrawing some luxury features also.
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D. Singsit Accepted Answer
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I had same doubt but after googling, found that spare wheel is meant for emergency use only for certain kilometers.
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