While most new and used car shoppers expect to find a spare tire stored somewhere in the trunk, if you purchase a newer Kia you may be surprised to see that one isn’t available. In lieu of a spare tire, Kia owners will find a Tire Mobility Kit stored under the trunk’s floorboard that can help patch leaks and repair damage until you can get to your nearest service center.
Kia Now Offers Tire Mobility Kit in Lieu of Spare Tire
Making the switch to a Tire Mobility Kit allowed Kia to reduce the amount of weight in their newer vehicles which resulted in better overall fuel economy scores. It also freed up additional room in back for more cargo carrying capability.
Drivers who still wish to have a compact spare tire can purchase one as an add-on accessory for most newer Kia models. Each spare tire kit also comes with a tire jack so there is no need to purchase one separately.
What does the Kia Tire Mobility Kit include?
For a more in-depth look at your Kia Tire Mobility Kit and how it works, consult your owner’s manual. However, in general, Kia owners can expect to find the following items in the Kia Tire Mobility Kit:
- Tire Sealant with Filling Hose
- Tire Gauge
- Various Cables and Hoses
After temporarily fixing a damaged tire, drivers will need to follow some safety guidelines including driving at a reduced speed until they can get their tires replaced.
To learn more about the Kia Tire Mobility Kit, contact your nearest Kia dealer. Residents in the Fort Worth, Texas area can find answers to their common Kia questions at the Moritz Kia dealership. A variety of new Kia models and used vehicles from many brands are also available for car shoppers interested in upgrading their current ride.