Does a Kia Rio have a spare wheel?
If you are a Kia Rio owner and you don’t have a spare tire in the trunk, it might be time to make a little investment. Sometimes all you really need is a mini spare tire that will get you where you need to go in order to get a fresh new one installed.
What do you get instead of a spare wheel?
tyre repair kit
A lot of modern cars now don’t come equipped with a spare wheel at all. Instead they have a tyre repair kit. Usually, these kits are made up of a compressor (which inflates the tyre) and a container. In the container is a substance that can be injected into a tyre and quickly expands to seal the puncture.
Do you legally need a spare wheel?
While it’s a useful feature to have – no-one wants to be stranded with a flat tyre – there is no legal requirement to have a spare wheel in your vehicle. In fact, the RAC estimates that 90 per cent of new cars don’t come with a spare wheel. Most now feature either run-flat tyres, or repair foam and a compressor.
Why is there no spare wheel with new cars?
Over the past decade, more and more car manufacturers have ditched conventional spare wheels for tyre repair kits. They cite two main reasons for this: repair kits take up less space and are lighter, thus aiding fuel economy. But there’s a third reason: cost. The rest are fitted with run-flat tyres.
Can I drive on a spare tire for a week?
A general rule of thumb is to drive no more than 70 miles and no faster than 50 miles per hour before replacing your donut with a new tire. It is also much smaller than the other 3 tires, making it spin faster to keep up with the moving car.
What is the TYRE pressure for a Kia Rio?
Kia Rio Tyre Pressure
|Tyre size||Passengers||Pressure: rear|
|185/65R15 88H||3-5||250kPa 36psi 2.5 bar|
|195/55R16 87H||1-3||215kPa 31psi 2.15 bar|
|205/45R17 88V||3-5||260kPa 38psi 2.6 bar|
|T125/80D15 95M||Spare||420kPa 60psi 4.2 bar|
What is the TYRE size of Kia Rio?
The most commonly used Kia Rio tyre sizes are: 185/65/R15. 195/55/R16. 205/45/R17.
Why is a spare TYRE called Stephanie?
The driver simply had to clamp it to the rim of the wheel that had a flat. Davies teamed up with his brother and they were soon in business. They called their invention, the Stepney Spare Wheel, after the location of their workshop in Stepney Street*, Llanelli, Wales.
Do all new cars have spare TYRE?
Almost half of new cars are sold without a spare wheel at all — they are equipped with a repair kit: basically some sealant and an air pump that you use to temporarily fix the tyre.
Can I call the RAC for a flat tyre?
As soon as you think you’ve got a flat tyre you should pull over as soon as it’s safe to do so and check your vehicle for signs of a puncture. If this is the case, use your spare tyre or call RAC breakdown assistance and one of our patrols can help you out.