Kia Optima: Tire replacement - Tires and wheels - Maintenance - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 Owners ManualKia Optima: Tire replacement

If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear

If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread. This shows there is less than 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) of tread left on the tire. Replace the tire when this happens.

Do not wait for the band to appear across the entire tread before replacing the tire.

tires WARNING - Replacing tires

To reduce the chance or serious or fatal injuries from an accident caused by tire failure or loss of vehicle control:

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 vehicle 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
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 whe ...

Wheel replacement
When replacing the metal wheels for any reason, make sure the new wheels are equivalent to the original factory units in diameter, rim width and offset. WARNING A wheel that is not the corr ...

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Removing and storing the spare tire
Turn the tire hold-down wing bolt counterclockwise. Store the tire in the reverse order of removal. To prevent the spare tire and tools from rattling while the vehicle is in motion, st ...

Removal
1. Loosen the windshield wiper arm nut (B) after removing a wiper cap (A). 2. Remove the windshield wiper arm and blade (A). 3. If nec ...

Driving in the Rain
Rain and wet roads can make driving dangerous, especially if youre not prepared for the slick pavement. Here are a few things to consider when driving in the rain: A heavy rainfall will make it ...

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