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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

Do I Get a Kia Spare Tire with My Vehicle?

In years past, new vehicles almost always came equipped with a spare tire. These days, in an effort to prioritize trunk space and fuel economy, this practice is no longer commonplace. New Kia vehicles no longer provide a Kia spare tire; instead, your vehicle is equipped with a Kia Tire Mobility Kit (TMK), which provides all of the necessary tools to repair a Kia flat tire should you ever experience one while driving in Raleigh.

What is Included in a Tire Repair Kit?

Inside a tire repair kit, you will find everything you need to put a temporary fix on your Kia’s flat tire. Once repaired, you can safely make your way from your location in Durham or Apex to the nearest Kia service center to get a full tire repair or replacement. The tire repair kit offers a safe way to get yourself out of a pinch with a flat tire, without adding weight to your vehicle or sacrificing trunk space.

Following the efforts of many other automakers, the standard Kia spare tire was phased out back in 2008, making way for the Kia Tire Mobility Kit. Here are the tools you’ll find in your Kia Tire Mobility Kit:

  • A compressor
  • A filling hose
  • A tire gauge
  • Tire sealant
  • Necessary cables and hoses

You can use your tire repair kit to fix up a Kia flat tire temporarily, but the patch job is not intended for long-distance driving. After repairing your tire, you should schedule an appointment immediately to get a new tire or have the existing tire professionally repaired.

Using Your Kia Tire Mobility Kit

If one of your Kia’s tires is punctured, here’s how you can use the Kia Tire Mobility Kit to fix it:

  1. Retrieve the tire mobility kit from under the floorboard in your trunk.
  2. Find the inflator hose and attach it to the tire’s valve stem.
  3. Activate the unit to begin injecting sealant into your tire.
  4. Inflate the tire with the compressor.
  5. Use the tire pressure gauge to get a reading on your tire pressure; once it’s at a driveable level, head straight to the closest Kia service center for further repair.

Need help along the way? You can call our service center at (833) 756-7614 for assistance, or consult your owner’s manual for detailed information.

Can I Purchase a Kia Spare Tire?

If you would feel more comfortable having a Kia spare tire on board, you can purchase the Spare Tire Kit to get not just a spare tire, but also a tire jack. Our parts department would be glad to help you place an order for the Spare Tire Kit!

Hendrick Kia of Cary Can Repair Your Kia’s Flat Tire

If you find yourself in need of a Kia tire repair in the Durham area, head on over to Hendrick Kia of Cary! Professional, friendly assistance from our certified technicians is just a short drive away in Cary. If you’d like, you can call us at (833) 756-7614 to let us know you’re on the way. Have some additional questions about the Kia Tire Mobility Kit? Contact us and we’ll be happy to provide more information!

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