Hyundai Tire Mobility

It used to be a common sight on the side of the road or highway. Some poor soul would wrestle with a tire iron and clear the trunk to get to the spare tire. Yes, someone had another flat tire. It's not fun dealing with loosening lug nuts in the freezing rain. Changing your tire in 100-degree heat is a pain. All that work was for nothing if the spare tire was flat.

Advances in technology have changed the way we view vehicles on the side of the road. If you think about it, it might be hard to remember the last time you saw someone stuck on the shoulder changing a tire. You can thank manufacturers like Hyundai for changing your view on the road. Thanks to innovations like the tire mobility kit, tire emergencies are handled before you can pull off the road to help.

What is the Tire Mobility Kit?

Your tire mobility kit offers a quick, temporary fix for an emergency flat tire. Your kit has a compressor and a sealant bottle. If you experience a tire emergency, follow the steps outlined below.

The Best Way to Handle a Flat Tire Emergency

Even the best technology cannot rid the roads and highways of dangerous, sharp debris. If you have a flat tire while operating your vehicle, here are some tips to remember.

Do not give in to the impulse to pull over immediately. You risk losing control of your vehicle and causing an accident if you attempt to pull over at a high speed with a flat tire. Instead, gradually allow your vehicle to decrease speed. Do not step on your brakes. Keep your vehicle moving in a straight direction within your lane.

Increase regenerative braking control by using the paddle shifter located on the left side lever. Once your vehicle slows enough to safely exit the road, gently apply your brakes and pull off the road at a safe spot. Find a level and firm ground as far off the road as possible before stopping your vehicle. Put your hazard warning lights off, activate the parking brake and turn your vehicle off.

Using Your Tire Mobility Kit

Your tire mobility kit has easy-to-follow directions included. You will find a filling hose to attach to the sealant bottle. Next, make certain the compressor is switched to the off position. Once the filling hose is attached to the sealant bottle, connect the sealant bottle to the compressor following the arrows on the compressor box.

Now, unscrew the valve cap on the flat tire. Carefully screw the filling hose from the sealing bottle onto the valve. Make sure you have a good, tight connection. Next, take the plug from the compressor box and plug it into your vehicle's power outlet. Turn your vehicle on and switch the compressor box on. Let your vehicle run for about five to seven minutes to allow the sealant to reach the proper pressure.

The sealant fills your tire during this time, so monitor it from a safe distance to make sure your tire does not overinflate. Your tire pressure needs to inflate to at least 200 kPa or 29 PSI before it's safe to drive on it. Switch the compressor off and detach the unit from your tire and replace it in your trunk.

Immediately drive four to six miles to ensure the sealant gets evenly distributed. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph while driving on your damaged tire. After driving a few miles, pull over at a safe point. Reattach the filling hose to your tire valve and connect the compressor power cord to your vehicle's power outlet. Check your tire and use the compressor to provide additional air to inflate your tire or use the compressor controls to deflate your tire to the correct pressure. Drive your vehicle to your Hyundai dealer for tire repair or replacement.

Contact Us for Additional Information on Your Tire Mobility Kit

Call or contact our dealership now for more information or a demonstration on how to use your tire mobility kit. Our staff is always friendly and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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