The 8 Best Tire Spoons
This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in February of 2016. The only point of contact between your ride and the road, tires are among the most critical parts you should be able to replace yourself. When there's a blowout in the wilderness and your off-road vehicle is the only way home, don't get caught without the proper irons for removing and replacing the damaged rubber. These spoons will give you the leverage you need to work with a variety of vehicles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
March 08, 2021:
We eliminated a couple less-popular options that were similar to higher-ranked items on the Wiki, but by and large, our selection remains the same. There was a bit of shake-up at the top, where the ATV-focused Dr. Roc Professional fell a couple slots. This is to accommodate the Ken-Tool Curved, which is long enough to provide significant mechanical advantage, and the Motion Pro BeadPro, which uses a novel tip design to ensure peak leverage. The Ken-Tool Mount/Demount is even longer, although its somewhat slim body isn't quite as easy to keep hold of. If you frequently change riding lawnmower tires or need something appropriate for a roadside emergency kit for a motorcycle, both the Core Tools CT131 and Motion Pro 09-0409 are worth a look.
March 03, 2019:
If you plan on having complete control over your drivetrain no matter the setting, a tire spoon is an absolute necessity. The Dr. Roc is particularly versatile because it's a 3-piece set, much like the Motion Pro 08-0049 and the GoToBuy. The other Motion Pro is a squared-off pair, and as such, it can be a little easier to grip for the best leverage. All three of the top Ken-Tools sets are great choices; one is extremely long and offers great mechanical advantage, another is a mid-size model made of moderately thick metal; it's a bit of a compromise of leverage and grip. The other has thick, high-impact-plastic handles, and is better for all-weather applications. The core, as well as the cheaper Ken-Tools, are great if you don't need to use them frequently, only want to spend about 20 bucks, and are willing to put in some extra elbow grease.
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