Kia Forte: If you have a flat tire / Removing and storing the spare tire

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Owners Manual / What to do in an emergency / If you have a flat tire / Removing and storing the spare tire

Turn the tire hold-down wing bolt counterclockwise to remove.

Store the tire in the reverse order of removal.

To prevent the spare tire and tools from “rattling” while the vehicle is in motion, store them properly.

If it is hard to loosen the tire hold down wing bolt by hand, you can loosen it easily using the jack handle. 1. Put the jack handle (1) inside of the tire hold-down wing bolt.2. Turn the tire hold-down wing bolt counterclockwise with the jack handle.

WARNING - Touching surface of the luggage room floor

Do not touch the metal surface of the luggage room floor while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so could result in serious bodily injury.

Turn the engine off and wait until it cools down or wear globes to remove the spare tire from the luggage room.

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