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213Mechanics Find Eight Pounds Of Pot In Spare Tire

Police are attempting to trace the drugs back to an assembly plant in Mexico

Mechanics in Lorain, Ohio, found eight pounds of pot packed into a woman's spare tire while fixing a flat Wednesday.

490Spare Tires No Longer Standard In Many New Cars

One woman found out the hard way that her car didn't come with a doughnut

A spare tire use to be standard equipment in a new car, an extra layer of safety distressed drivers could count on to get them out of a jam. But those days are over.

48Nissan recalls over 120,000 Altimas due to... spare tire inflation?!

A pressure regulator that over- or underinflated spare tires for five days earlier this year has led to a recall of 123,308 units of the 2013 Nissan Altima. Sedans that were manufactured from March 21-26 are those possibly affected by the temporary tire snafu, the recall for which will begin on May 3.

49Toyota issues recall for 150K Tacoma pickups over possible spare tire trouble

Toyota has initiated a recall of its Tacoma pick-up from the 2001 to 2004 model years, with up to 150,000 units affected. Tacomas sold in 20 snowbelt states and the District of Columbia could have an issue with the lift plate on their spare tire carrier, which is a piece of metal that helps raise the emergency spare wheel located at the back and underneath the truck. The plate might not have been properly coated with anticorrosion protection, and this could lead to the plate corroding on trucks

47Video: Creative carpentry - tree branch used as spare tire

A greener kind of spare tire – Click above to watch video after the jump

13Artist Damien Hirst selling world's most expensive spare tire cover?

This is a spare tire cover painted by British contemporary artist Damien Hurst. It currently retails for £900. That's $1,390 based on current exchange rates.

37Toyota extends Tundra rust recall to include 2000-03 models, totalling 110,000 trucks

If you've been following the Toyota Tundra rust saga, you're aware that NHSTA recently requested data from Toyota about the purported frame corrosion affecting 2000 and 2001 models. Today, Toyota has extended that recall to include the 2002-03 model years, saying that a small number of trucks could suffer from frame corrosion that could cause the spare tire to detach from its underbody housing. That brings the total up to 110,000 Tundras located in 20 cold-weather states and the District of Colu

48REPORT: Fat people waste gas

Gas prices have settled a bit in the past few months, but with the cost of a gallon still lingering well in the two-dollar range, many Americans are looking for ways to save a few bucks at the pump. But what if you are happy with your current car and don't want to be a new one that's more fuel efficient? One new study suggests you dump your spare tire.

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