How Do You Secure a Spare Tire in a Truck Bed?

Having a spare tire in your truck bed is an essential safety measure against getting stranded on the side of the road in the event of a flat tire. While having a spare tire is important, it is also important to secure it properly.

If you don’t properly secure your spare tire, it can become an unsafe projectile while driving and pose a significant risk to other drivers on the road.

The best way to secure your spare tire in the bed of your truck is with a wheel clamp. A wheel clamp is a device that attaches to your wheel and locks onto the bed of your truck.

It will keep your wheel from rolling away, even when you are driving over rough terrain.

Installation Instructions:

  • Start by placing the wheel clamp onto the wheel.
  • Adjust the tension on the clamp until it fits snugly around the tire.
  • Next, attach one end of the chain to one side of the clamp.
  • Then, attach the other end of the chain to either a hook or an anchor point that is secured into your truck bed.
  • Finally, lock up both ends with a padlock or similar device.

Once you have followed these steps, you can rest assured that your spare tire will remain securely attached to your truck bed. You can now drive safely knowing that even if you get stranded on the side of road due to a flat tire, you will have backup available with your spare.


Securing a spare tire in a truck bed requires more than just throwing it in and hoping for the best. The best way to ensure that your spare remains securely in place is by using a wheel clamp and locking it into place with either hooks or anchors that are secured into your truck bed. Once installed correctly, you can safely drive knowing that you have backup available should you need it.

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Susan Delgado