Where Does the Spare Tire Go on a Chevy S10 Pickup?

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

The Chevrolet S-10 comes with a compact temporary spare tire. This tire is not intended for extended use. Ideally, you'll use the spare tire to drive to a service center where you can have it replaced with a full-size tire. The compact spare tire is often referred to as a "donut."

Mounting Location

As with many trucks, the Chevrolet S-10's spare tire is held in place by a metal cable and carrier. It's located directly in front of the truck's rear bumper bumper. The spare tire is not visible unless you bend down and inspect the area in front of the bumper.

Removing the Spare

The factory jack handle is required to remove the spare tire from the S-10. This handle is located behind the rear seat, or between the front seats on the cabin rear wall if the truck is a standard cab. To use it, the owner opens the compartment to remove the handle and inserts it into the hold in the upper-passenger side corner of the tailgate, then turns the jack handle counterclockwise to lower the spare tire and remove it from the carrier.

Replacing the Spare

To return the spare to its position, the operator loops the carrier's mount through the center of the spare tire, then pushes the tire beneath the rear bumper, reinserts the jack handle and turns it clockwise to raise the spare tire carrier to its usual position.

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