I guess if I could remember to put it back when I was leaving town, that would be a reasonable approach.Other threads had me thinking about this:
I used to have a 2012 Chevy Cruze. It didn't even come with a spare tire. I did get a flat once so my 2 options were: leave the car where it sat while I took the tire for repair, or use roadside assistance for a tow. The former was quick and relatively painless. I got lucky there was a tire shop within walking distance and I had an hour and a half before they closed on a Saturday. I had that car for 5 years and only had a flat once.
I've had my Ascent for 3.5 years and have not had a flat. I've been toting around that extra 50-ish lbs for 47000 miles. I can't math that good but it must amount to some fuel cost with that extra weight.
Has anyone out there just nixed carrying their spare tire around town?
My Fiat 500 came with the spare as an option, otherwise the standard was a compressor that had fix-a-flat in it and also worked as just a compressor. I wish I'd kept that when I sold the car, as that was pure gold, and always enough to get me to a tire shop for a real fix. I have been fortunate in my many years of driving to have never had a flat that couldn't be babied to a tire shop either with slow/careful driving or a quick overfill at the gas station. Just had one fixed 2 weeks ago before a trip across the mountains...once again, able to baby it in to the tire shop to get the nail removed and tire patched.