By Catherine Powell
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If you’ve been driving for more than a few decades, you’ll remember when every car on the road came with a full-sized spare tire. Then the auto industry decided to short-sheet every driver by including only a compact spare tire, more commonly referred to by drivers as ‘The Donut.” While it was better than nothing, every compact spare came with a warning that it shouldn’t be driven at speeds in excess of 50 MPH or for distances greater than 50 miles. Well, now the automakers are taking the spare tire away altogether in many late-model vehicles. This means if a tire goes flat, you’ll have only two options: hope that can of Fix-a-Flat will reinflate the tire or call the auto club for a tow.