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Close-up: Kia vehicle's front left tyre
Choosing the right tyres makes your ride safe and comfortable
Your Kia's driving performance and pleasure can be greatly impacted by the type of tyre you choose. Tyres are a key component of your vehicle, so it's important to select the right one for optimal driving performance.
Tyre Maintenance and Care Tips

Tyre Pressure

Maintaining proper tyre pressure is crucial as improper tyre pressure can lead to hazardous accidents, reduce tyre lifespan, and increase fuel consumption. Therefore, it's essential to check your tyre pressure regularly to ensure optimal tyre performance and safe driving.

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is making sure your tyres are straight and parallel to each other. If they're not, you might feel your car vibrating, hear strange noises, and your tyres could wear out unevenly.

Wheel Balancing

When the weight of a wheel and tyre is unbalanced, it can lead to several issues while driving, such as uneven tyre wear, noise, and vibration. Hence, if you're replacing your tyres, it's advisable to have your wheels balanced for the best possible performance and a comfortable driving experience.


Rotating your tyres regularly can help extend their lifespan by evening out the wear and tear. However, the method of rotation can vary depending on your driving style and driving system.
  • You can check the recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle by looking at the tyre pressure label attached to the centre pillar next to the driver's seat or by checking the owner's manual.
  • If your Kia was launched after mid-2010, it may have a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that constantly checks tyre pressure. During winter, the TPMS may alert you with the tyre pressure warning light if there's low air pressure caused by underinflation or puncture. To resolve this issue, you can use the tyre mobility kit or take your vehicle to a Kia Service Centre for inspection and repair.
  • Wheel alignment involves adjusting the angles of your Kia's steering and suspension components to their original specifications. Misalignment can cause uneven tyre wear, noise, and vibrations. This can be due to factors like tyre condition, driving habits, and environment. To prevent these issues, it's recommended to have your wheels aligned after changing your tyres.
  • Check the tyre tread depth and replace the tyre if it's less than 1.6 mm in general road driving or less than 2.4 mm in highway driving.
  • If you have tyre damage while driving, it's critical to act quickly to avoid accidents. First, pull over safely and turn on hazard lights and parking brake. Next, use the tyre mobility kit to temporarily fix the puncture. Then, drive at a maximum speed of 80 km/h to the nearest tyre shop or Kia Dealer.
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