TYRES

When safety rhymes with style

Rims are a key component of the aesthetics of any vehicle. And tires play a major role in driving safety. That is why you should opt for genuine Kia rims and tires. Choosing the right tires will help you get the most out of your Kia’s performance. Genuine rims will enhance the style of your Kia, from all angles.

 

Why is it important to maintain your tyres?

Tire maintenance is not just about replacing them when they wear out. Well-maintained tires optimize the safety and performance of your Kia, so you need to take care of it. The maintenance tips and tire information below are a good place to start. But to benefit from professional expertise backed by specialized tools, call on the trained and qualified technicians at your Authorized Kia Dealer.

 

What you need to know about maintaining your tires

The inflation pressure, the depth of the grooves and the parallelism of your tires can have a huge impact on driving safety. Checking inflation pressure and groove wear (which should be done at least once a month) is relatively straightforward. On the other hand, knowing if, when and how you should rotate your vehicle’s tires requires more expertise, as does identifying and resolving parallelism problems.

Tire pressure

Over-inflated tires (A) wear unevenly and affect handling when cornering. Under-inflated tires (B) wear out faster, affect steering response and increase fuel consumption. Incorrect pressures also affect braking performance – especially stopping distances. Tires inflated to the prescribed pressure (C) last longer, reduce fuel consumption and ensure safe driving. If your tires lose pressure quickly or frequently, contact your Authorized Kia Dealer as soon as possible.

Wheel camber

Improper camber can increase wear on the inside edge (A) or outside edge (B) of your tires. To be properly aligned, the tires on the same axle must be parallel and at 90 ° to the road surface (C). Adjusting the camber requires special equipment and some expertise. If you feel that your Kia’s camber needs adjustment, contact your Authorized Kia Dealer.

Tyre Rotation

Rotating tires helps reduce wear and maximize tire life. There are different ways to rotate tires on a vehicle, depending on the tire model and whether your vehicle’s transmission is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive. The permutation possibilities are as follows:

(A) systematic displacement of the most worn tires forwards
(B) reverse / forward, forward / backward and side / side swap;
(C) simple forward / reverse changeover.

See your Authorized Kia Dealer for the latest advice and guidance on this matter. 

Checking the depth of the grooves

Most tires incorporate wear indicators in the form of rubber lugs integrated into the tread. When the tire surface reaches these warning lights, the tires should be replaced. However, it is generally recommended to replace the tires when the tread depth reaches 4 mm. Your Authorized Kia Dealer will be happy to check your tires and replace them for you if necessary.

Season change, tyre change
There are summer tires, winter tires and all-season tires, so you can choose the most suitable type of tire depending on the season, traffic conditions and your driving style. As the tires are the only point of contact between your Kia and the road, they are a determining factor for its safety and performance. We present here the different options to help you in your choice.
Summer tyres
Suitable for all seasons except winter, summer tires have a low noise level and offer excellent road behavior. Their lower rolling resistance helps reduce fuel consumption. To facilitate the replacement of tires at each change of season, you can store them at your Authorized Kia Dealer and benefit from expert service.
Winter tyres
As soon as the temperatures drop below 7 ° C, the flexibility of the rubber decreases. This can result in loss of tire grip. Winter tires are made from rubber compounds that retain all their flexibility. They also feature special sculptures that allow them to penetrate snow and grip on ice.
All season tyres
All-season tires are an excellent choice for a wide variety of conditions and temperatures. However, on wet and icy roads, they grip less than winter tires. Summer tires are more efficient on dry roads in terms of control and cornering stability.
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Professional tire replacement for added peace of mind

When it’s time to replace your tires – at a change of season or when you have wear and tear – it is essential to call in an automotive professional. Kia technicians have the experience, tools and expertise to ensure your peace of mind.

Your authorized Kia dealer can also store your winter and summer tires safely.

Original Kia rims

A tire replacement is the perfect opportunity to replace your rims as well. Designed specifically for your Kia, the original alloy wheels are available in various designs. Whether you choose a sporty, sophisticated or elegant style, they will harmonize perfectly with the aesthetics of your Kia.

 

17 '' 5 split-spoke alloy rim, 7.0Jx17, suitable for 225/45 R17 tires.
A rim with an original design combining refinement and sportiness. Cover included, possibility of using the original nuts. Available in black, silver, graphite and two-tone.

18 "alloy wheel kit (type B)

18 '' 5 split-spoke alloy rim, 7.5JJx18, suitable for 225/45 R18 tires. The kit includes a cover and five nuts.

18 "alloy rim

19 ”alloy rim set, 19” type B two-tone front alloy rim, 8.0Jx19, suitable for 225/40 R19 tires. The kit includes a cover and five nuts.

17 "alloy wheel kit, type B

8-spoke 17 "alloy rim, 6.5Jx17, suitable for 205/55 R17 tires. Kit includes cover and four nuts.

Professional tire replacement for added peace of mind

When it’s time to replace your tires – at a change of season or when you have wear and tear – it is essential to call in an automotive professional. Kia technicians have the experience, tools and expertise to ensure your peace of mind.
Your authorized Kia dealer can also store your winter and summer tires safely.

Special rim cleaning spray

Road spray and brake dust can damage alloy rims and be difficult to remove. This spray – available from your Authorized Kia Dealer – makes your job easier.

Anti-theft nuts and key

Designed to complement your original Kia alloy wheels and protect them from theft. Your local authorized Kia dealer can supply you with a lock nut set for your rims.

 

Give your Kia the genuine parts and accessories it deserves

There is only one way to preserve the originality of your Kia: to always equip it with genuine Kia parts and accessories. Manufactured to the highest quality standards and designed to fit your Kia perfectly.

 

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