Fixing a Flat Using a Tire Replacement Kit

21 Mar

In the interest of better fuel efficiency many auto makers are removing weight from their vehicles wherever possible. One of the most obvious offenders is the spare tire. Companies like Kia are doing away with the spare in certain models in favor of a considerably lighter tire replacement kit. Ideally, you already know whether your vehicle is equipped with an actual tire or a kit. If you don’t, go check. You don’t want to find out after blowing a tire on a deserted country road that you have no idea how to get your vehicle back up and running. We don’t want that, either! That’s why we’re providing you with these videos to at least get you familiar with the process for both.

Kia Canada put together this video showing how to use the kit.


For those of you who do carry a spare tire, offers this refresher course on changing out a flat.