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The spare wheel carrier is a protective structure designed to house the spare wheel.

This is a useful and important accessory which will keep the spare wheel safe, protecting it from damage.  The location of spare wheel will vary from vehicle to vehicle but it's often stored in either the boot area, or mounted externally at the rear of the vehicle. If stored internally in the boot, it's normally housed in a special moulded compartment designed specifically to house the spare wheel which can be referred to as a wheel carrier. The spare wheel is usually covered over with carpet to match the rest of the car's interior design.  The spare wheel carrier helps to keep the spare wheel hidden, keeping the area it's stored in neat and tidy with a streamlined and uniform look. The spare wheel carrier also stops heavy objects that may be placed nearby from damaging the spare wheel. If stored externally, the spare wheel carrier needs to protect the spare wheel from the elements and minor knocks and scrapes, so will need to fit well and mount securely. Standard size spare wheels are hefty to store, so often they are mounted to the rear of the vehicle in a spare wheel carrier, which creates more space inside the vehicle.  It's not unusual for spare wheel carriers to bear the manufacturer's symbol or car logo.  Spare wheel carriers are often made of a rigid plastic casing but wheel carriers vary and come in many different styles, sizes, shapes and materials with different fixtures and fittings depending on the make and model of your vehicle. 

The spare wheel carrier offers a secure place to store the spare wheel, helping to prevent it from being stolen, providing protection to the spare wheel, while keeping it safe and secure until it's needed. The spare wheel carrier offers a tidy and easy solution to spare wheel storage. This useful accessory is not only functional, it will also add a smart and tidy look to the  vehicle and bring peace of mind that the spare wheel is safe and secure. The spare wheel carrier gives extra protection to the spare wheel. You can also protect the spare wheel with a spare wheel cover.

If the spare wheel carrier on your vehicle is broken, has been damaged or the fixtures and fittings are worn and not working properly it will need replacing. When replacing or buying a new spare wheel carrier, choosing the spare wheel carrier will ensure you get a part that's compatible with the make and model of your vehicle.