ORDER YOUR TYRES
Tyres are the only point of contact your Kia has with the road surface; therefore they should be of the correct size, specification, be in good condition and inflated to the correct pressure. Most importantly they should checked regularly and before any long journey. Worn or incorrectly inflated tyres can be dangerous and can cause serious accidents. Ignoring tyre wear and tear could also result in a police fine and points on your driving license. Current legislation requires at least 1.6mm of tread across the central three quarters of the tyre and around the entire circumference. UK law allows for a fine of up to £2,500 and 3 penalty points for each illegal tyre, so do make sure your tyre pressures and tyre wear are checked regularly. This is easy to do, as many petrol station forecourts have tyre inflation machines that can be free to use. For the recommended tyre pressure of your vehicle, please refer to your Kia owner's manual.
Correctly inflated tyres will also ensure that your vehicle achieves better fuel economy and provides maximum cornering, road holding and comfort when driving in both wet and dry conditions.
Kia dealers offer a wide range of tyres at extremely competitive prices. You can now purchase tyres online or contact your nearest dealer for more information or for a quote.
By clicking the above link, you will leave Kia Motors UK Ltd’s website and access our tyre partners website, Stapletons Tyre Services Ltd.
New EU tyre label legislation came into effect on the 1st of November 2012 to help customers make an informed decision when buying tyres. The new tyre label contains information such as Fuel efficiency, Wet grip and External rolling noise.
To find out about the UK Tyre Labelling Information for Kia cars please click here.
Winter or All Season Tyres
During winter, 48% of all car accidents in the UK are as a result of skidding. Winter tyres are designed and developed to outperform regular tyres in cold weather conditions. When the temperature drops below 7°C, braking distances on winter tyres in wet conditions are 10% less than summer tyres and braking distances on icy conditions are reduced by as much as 20%. Thanks to the specific winter tyre tread pattern design and the use of different types of rubber compound, the adhesion on dangerous wet, snowy and icy surfaces is maximised, improving grip and handling.
Kia dealers offer a range of Winter or All Season tyres at extremely competitive prices. For more information or for a quote contact your nearest dealer.
If you would like to purchase Winter or all Season Tyres online, click here.