As the name suggests, a Rear Wheel Carrier is the bit of kit that you fit to the back of your vehicle in order to carry a spare wheel. And while you might think that choosing a brand and type of Rear Wheel Carrier should be simple and straight forward, there are still some factors to bear in mind.
Rear Wheel Carriers carry the wheel & also deliver extra functionality.
If you thought Rear Wheel Carriers just carried your spare wheel, think again! If you choose the right make and model, a good Rear Wheel Carrier can enrich your drive in a number of other ways... check out this guide to Rear Wheel Carrier functionality.
!!! CAUTION PLEASE !!!
While it's true that, when you have the spare tyre mounted on the back door, you may experience a tricky door assembly process, when you have the spare wheel underneath your vehicle it's difficult to access, is more likely to get damaged and may negatively affect the ground clearance you get when driving off road. So, both of these mounting methods can prove unsuitable, especially if you prefer a larger tyre size. Choose carefully!