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Most drivers will have a flat tire at some point. Nails, screws, and glass on the road can puncture your vehicle's tire. Hit a pothole too fast in your sporty Hyundai Veloster, and boom - a flat. So does your Veloster have a spare tire? We researched to find out!
The Hyundai Veloster does not have a spare tire of any size. Instead, they come with an easy-to-use Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit in the hatchback trunk. This kit allows you to inflate and plug the tire in one action to get you back on the road.
Many people have questions about the tire mobility kit instead of a spare tire. The information is all here, so keep reading to learn the advantages of this kit and how to use it to get you driving again.
What if my car has no spare tire?
The Hyundai Veloster was designed to use the Hyundai a Tire Mobility Kit instead of a spare tire. The vehicles never had a standard spare tire.
The Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit is easier to use to get you back on the road than changing a flat tire. Some punctures are too large for the Tire Repair Kit, so you may have to call roadside assistance.
Having a Tire Kit Instead of a Spare Tire is Common
One-third of all new cars have a tire mobility kit standard instead of a spare tire. This includes most automotive companies, including high-end companies like General Motor's Cadillac brand and many BMW vehicles.
Why do New Cars Not Have spare tires?
Automotive companies are working hard to increase fuel economy. Spare tires, even compact tires, can weigh 30-50+ pounds. This weight lowers fuel mileage.
Also, changing a tire can be difficult and possibly dangerous. Some find it hard to use a jack to lift a car. The lug nuts are often stuck, requiring extra strength and leverage to turn. The spare is awkward to lift onto the car.
The Hyundai Veloster Has Good Trunk Space
The Hyundai Veloster has more cargo space without a spare tire. The hatchback has 20 cubic feet of trunk space behind the rear seats. Fold down the rear seats to have 45 cubic feet of total space. The Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit fits in a small space below the trunk liner.
What is in a Spare Tire Kit?
The Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit is easy to use and does not require a lug wrench or car jack. The kit can be found inside the trunk under the floor covering. It has four parts:
- A bottle of tire sealant
- A compressor
- A power cord to connect to your dashboard
- An air/sealant tube to connect to the tire's air valve
How Do I Fix a Flat in my Hyundai Veloster?
The Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit is easy to use with no heavy lifting or unscrewing lug nuts. You fix the flat by pumping air and sealant into the tire through the compressor.
What Holes Can Be Fixed with the Tire Mobility Kit?
You can fix a puncture or tear that is 6 mm or 1/4 inch in diameter or less. The sealant will not seal anything larger. If the puncture is in the tire's sidewall, the kit will not help.
If you can't use the kit, call roadside assistance. Explain the problem to them, and they can bring a compact spare or give you a tow to your mechanic or a Hyundai a dealer.
How Do I Use the Kit to Fix a Flat on a Hyundai Veloster?
The steps for fixing a flat in a Hyundai Veloster are the same as for other Hyundais using their Tire Mobility Kit:
- When the tire light comes on in the dashboard, find a safe place to park.
- Press the Hazard button to get your taillights flashing.
- Open the trunk, lift the trunk cover and find the Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit.
- Examine the flat tire looking for the puncture.
- Examine the size of the puncture. Don't remove the nail, as the sealant will hold it in place, keeping the hole from growing.
- If you cannot use the kit, call roadside assistance.
- Fit the sealant bottle to the compressor.
- Plug the compressor cord into the power outlet on the dashboard.
- Plug the compressor air/sealant tube into the tire's air valve stem.
- Turn the compressor on.
- Inflate the tire until it looks good. Turn off the compressor.
- Check the compressor air pressure gauge for the correct tire air Pressure per Square Inch (PSI). The tire pressure is on the driver's car door sticker or in the Owner's Manual.
- Use the compressor in five-second bursts, then check the air pressure gauge to get the correct pressure.
- If you need to bleed air out, the compressor has an air release button.
- Remove the Reminder Sticker from the kit and put it on your steering wheel as a reminder to get the tire repaired.
- Drive 4-6 miles or for 10 minutes at speeds from 15-50 mph to distribute the sealant inside the tire evenly.
- Drive to your Hyundai dealer or your preferred mechanic to get the tire fixed or purchase a new tire.
What is the Tire Sealant?
The tire sealant is a fibrous goop that coats the inside of the tire, sealing small punctures or cracks. Tire sealant has been in use for 30 years. It was initially used on bicycles and for off-road vehicles so they could get back on the trails.
How Long Does the Sealant Last?
The tire sealant used in the Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit is intended to seal a leak for a short span. Get the tire repaired or replaced within 1-3 days and no longer than 100 miles.
How Fast Can I Drive on the Sealant-Filled Tire?
Hyundai's tire sealant is for emergency repairs. Do not drive over 50 mph when the sealant has been used. The Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit includes a steering wheel sticker with this instruction. Keep the speed at 50 mph or less and only drive on the repaired tire for a short time.
Replace the Tire Sealant Bottle
When you get the sealed tire fixed or replaced, get a new tire sealant bottle for the Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit. You can buy a new bottle at your Hyundai dealer, or you can order it.
What's Bad about Using Tire Sealant?
The mechanic fixing a tire puncture filled with sealant will have to work around the messy sealant on the underside of the tire tread. Some mechanics may not want to do this work. They may recommend you buy a new tire.
Can I Add a Spare Tire on a Hyundai Veloster?
Hyundai's aftermarket manufacturers offer two 2019-2022 Hyundai Veloster spare tire kits. One has everything you need except the tire itself. The second option includes a compact spare tire.
Other Uses for the Air Compressor
The air compressor in the Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit can be used to inflate bicycle or motorcycle tires. With a Presta adaptor, you can inflate bike tires with Presta air valves. You can get also get an adaptor for inflating inner tubes or air mattresses.
Does Roadside Assistance Come with a new Hyundai Veloster?
Hyundai's warranty gives new vehicle buyers 24-Hour Roadside Assistance for a full five years with unlimited mileage. This is included standard in all new Hyundai's. It applies to the original owner only.
What Information Do I Need When I Call Roadside Assistance?
If the tire flat cannot be fixed with the Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit, call 24-Hour Roadside Assistance. Have this information ready:
- Your Name
- The VIN (Vehicle Information Number) found on the driver's side dashboard near the windshield.
- Vehicle Mileage
- Vehicle Location
- Details about the flat
Is a flat tire covered under a Hyundai warranty?
Hyundai vehicle's manufacturing warranty does not cover the tires. This is covered by a separate warranty by Nexen Tire, the manufacturer. The tires of a Hyundai Veloster are covered by a 2-4 year warranty by Nexen, depending on the model year. The warranties have strict requirements of rotations and miles driven, so keep your records clear.
What Does Tire and Wheel Protection Cover?
Hyundai Motor Finance offers a variety of tire protection plans to supplement the Nexen Tire warranty. These plans can be no-deductible. They can cover the tires and the rims for covered road hazards.
The dealer might include an extended tire warranty plan as an incentive. These plans can be a good value if you live in a community with lots of construction or winter hazards.
The Hyundai Veloster comes with a standard Hyundai Tire Mobility Kit instead of a spare compact tire. The tire sealant and air compressor will get you back on the road safely and quickly. This small kit takes up a small amount of space under the trunk cover.
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