Kia Optima: Tire Replacement - Tires and Wheels - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: 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 tire. Replace the tire when this happens.

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

Compact Spare Tire Replacement

Tire Rotation
To equalize tread wear, it is recommended that the tires be rotated every 7,500 miles (12000 km) or sooner if irregular wear develops. During rotation, check the tires for correct balance. When ro ...

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 ...

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