We’ve even dabbled in having damaged tires repaired and vulcanized. While we can’t recommend this for any tire that sees use on the road, repairing and reusing an otherwise-good tire for a trail spare is a great plan. Notice how this newish tire is smooth in the center of the image and missing a letter from the name? That’s because a rather large hole was patched there. If you do this and someone gets hurt, don’t blame us—it’s your fault and you should have known better.