How to Use the Tire Mobility Kit | Hyundai

How to Use the Tire Mobility Kit | Hyundai

– [Announcer] It’s the end of the day, and you discover you have a flat tire. A nail has punctured the tread. You open the hatch, lift the cover, and instead of a spare tire, you find that your
Hyundai has tire sealant and an inflator. We call it a tire mobility kit. Kits like this are increasingly common. Eliminating the spare tire reduces weight and increases fuel economy. Using the kit is much
easier than changing a tire. And it can temporarily
repair small punctures. Here are some of the
components of the kit. A speed restriction label to be affixed to your steering wheel
once the kit has been used. The sealant bottle. The filling hose that connects the sealant bottle to the tire. A compressor to pump sealant
and air into the tire. The compressor’s hose. The compressor’s housing
for the sealant bottle. The cable that connects that compressor to the car’s power outlet. A gauge to display tire pressure. And a button to reduce tire
pressure, if necessary. Here’s how you use the
kit to seal a puncture. Shake the sealant bottle. Screw the compressor’s hose
onto the sealant bottle. Insert the sealant bottle
into the compressor housing. Make sure the bottle is upright. Unscrew the valve cap on the flat tire. Screw the sealant bottle’s
filling hose onto the valve. Make sure the compressor’s
power is switched off. Plug the compressor’s power cord into the vehicle’s power outlet. Start your vehicle if you switched it off. Switch the compressor on and let it run for five to seven minutes. To avoid over inflating the tire, do not let it run longer
than seven minutes. Stay away from the tire
while it is being filled. Switch off the compressor. Unplug it from the vehicle’s power outlet. Detach the filling hose
from the inflated tire. And the compressor’s hose
from the sealant bottle. Remove the speed restriction
label from the sealant bottle and affix it to your steering wheel. Return the tire mobility kit to it’s storage location in the vehicle. Immediately drive the
vehicle four to six miles, or about 10 minutes, to evenly distribute
the sealant in the tire. Then, stop at a safe location
to check tire inflation. Connect the compressor’s
hose directly to the valve of the inflated tire. Check the pressure gauge to see if the tire pressure is within
the correct range listed on the sticker in the door frame. If the pressure is too high, press the button for
reducing tire pressure until it is within the correct range. If the pressure is too low, make sure the compressor’s
power switch is off and plug it’s power cord into
the vehicle’s power outlet. Start your vehicle if you switched it off. Switch on the compressor. After approximately five seconds, switch the compressor off
and check the pressure. If it is still too low, switch on the compressor
for another five seconds. Repeat this process until tire pressure is in the correct range. After the tire is properly sealed, you may cautiously drive the
vehicle for up to 120 miles at a maximum speed of 50 miles per hour in order to reach a service
station or tire dealer for repairs or replacement. It is possible that some tires, especially those with larger punctures, can not be properly sealed. Do not try to seal a tire
with damage to its sidewall. One sealant bottle may be
used to seal one tire only. By following these instructions, you will be on your way with
a minimum of inconvenience.

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  1. Great idea because not everybody can or wants to change a tire, at night or if it's raining/snowing. This tire mobility kit allows you to temporarily repair the tire until you can take the car into a tire shop or the dealer!

  2. That sealant will ruin your pressure monitor in the wheel. I threw mine away, on my Leaf. If my wife gets a flat, she calls lucky me.

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