Had a flat tire today. When I went to change it I found out my spare tire is shot. I took it out to replace it but I am thinking of leaving it off and removing the spare tire cover. Is there any imporant reason for the spare tire cover beyond holding the spare? Will it effect the car in anyway if I remove it and drive it around. I rarely drive in the rain and don't take it on long trips to places were I can't get a tow. It's a 1995 LT1. Advice or suggestions appreciated.