Kia Optima: Compact Spare Tire Replacement - Tires and Wheels - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Compact Spare Tire Replacement

A compact spare tire has a shorter tread life than a regular size tire. Replace it when you can see the tread wear indicator bars on the tire. The replacement compact spare tire should be the same size and design tire as the one provided with your new Kia and should be mounted on the same compact spare tire wheel. The compact spare tire is not designed to be mounted on a regular size wheel, and the compact spare tire wheel is not designed for mounting a regular size tire.

Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance

Tire Replacement
If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear indicator will appear as a solid band 1/2 inch wide (12.7 mm) across the the tread. This shows there is less than 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) of tread left on the t ...

Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance. In most cases, you will not need to have your wheels al ...

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