Hyundai Tire Mobility

Most new Hyundai vehicles no longer come with a spare tire. Instead, drivers will find the Hyundai Tire Mobility kit in their vehicle that will quickly repair a damaged tire and allow you to be on your way. The kit is not meant to be a replacement for a properly repaired tire but merely a temporary fix so that you can get your vehicle and the damaged tire to a repair facility.

What the Kit Contains

Each Tire Mobility Kit contains sealant bottle and speed restriction notice, filling hose, connectors, and cable, compressor, a pressure gauge to determine proper tire inflation, screw cap to reduce tire pressure, hose to connect the compressor, and sealant bottle or wheel.

Repairing a Flat

Before working with the kit, make sure your vehicle is parked in a safe area away from moving traffic. The vehicle should also be on level ground with the parking brake set. You should not use the kit on a tire that has a sidewall puncture or if the tire is severely damaged as the repair will be unsuccessful. The kit also contains a manual to help guide you through the procedure.

To set up the kit, first, remove the speed restriction label from the sealant bottle and then screw the connection hose onto the sealant bottle's connector, ensuring that the screw cap is closed. Unscrew the valve cap on the defective wheel and attach the filling hose to it, and then insert the sealant bottle into the compressor.

Before plugging in the compressor power cord into your Hyundai's power outlet, make sure that the compressor is in the off position. With the ignition switch on or the engine start/stop button on, turn on the compressor and run it for five to seven minutes to allow the sealant to fill the tire. While this is underway, stay away from the tire. Don't worry about tire pressure just yet as you will check and can correct it later. Switch off the compressor after filling the tire and disassemble the kit.

Check the tire pressure with the gauge included in the kit. Do not drive your vehicle if tire pressure is below 29 PSI. If you have sufficient pressure, drive for about 10 minutes to sufficiently distribute the sealant. Make sure you keep your speed between 12 mph and 50 mph. If you experience unusual vibrations, noise or other disturbances during this time, drive cautiously until you can pull off the road and then call for roadside assistance. If you don't experience any problems, you can drive to your destination. Hyundai advises you, however, to have your damaged tire repaired in the proper manner as quickly as possible.