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Does The Kia Forte Have A Spare Tire? 

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Where is the spare tire in the 2019 Kia Forte?

Have you checked if your 2019 Kia Forte has a spare tire included? Most Kia owners assume there is a spare in their trunk, especially in a new vehicle. Contrary to this belief, spare tires have become more and more uncommon in new cars. In fact, the more recent your Kia Forte model is, the more likely it is that a spare tire is not included. If you purchased a Kia Forte and the model year is after 2013, it most likely does not include a spare tire. As a replacement, owners will find a Tire Mobility Kit (TMK) under the trunk floorboard.

Why did Kia replace the spare tire?

Replacing spare tires with Tire Repair Kits is a trend among many car manufacturers. Most are not including spare tires because it considerably lowers the weight of the vehicle, increases cargo space, and improves fuel economy. Improving the fuel economy rating saves gas, which saves you money, and protects the environment. The pros of replacing the spare tire outweigh the cons.

The Future: Tire Mobility Kits (TMK)

In your 2019 Kia Forte, a Kia Tire Mobility Kit can be found in the trunk. The Inflator Kit contains an aerosol sealant, a filing hose, compressor, tire gauge, cables and hoses. For more information see your owner’s manual.

Tire Mobility Kits are made to repair small punctures until you can get your car to the nearest service center. If you have any additional questions or concerns about your Tire Mobility Kit or your Kia Forte, feel free to contact us at World Car Kia San Antonio.


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