Hyundai Elantra: Important - use of compact spare tire - Changing tires - If you have a flat tire - What to do in an emergency - Hyundai Elantra HD 20062010 Owners ManualHyundai Elantra: Important - use of compact spare tire


Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare tire. This compact spare tire takes up less space than a regular- size tire. This tire is smaller than a conventional tire and is designed for temporary use only.

CAUTION CAUTION

  • You should drive carefully when the compact spare is in use. The compact spare should be replaced by the proper conventional tire and rim at the first opportunity.
  • The operation of this vehicle is not recommended with more than one compact spare tire in use at the same time.

WARNING WARNING

The temporary spare tire is for emergency use only. Do not operate your vehicle on this temporary spare at speeds over 50 mph (80 kmh). The original tire should be repaired or replaced as soon as is possible to avoid failure of the spare possibly leading to personal injury or death.

The compact spare should be inflated to 60 psi (420 kPa).

✽ NOTICE

Check the inflation pressure after installing the spare tire. Adjust it to the specified pressure, as necessary.

When using a compact spare tire, observe the following precautions:

  • Under no circumstances should you exceed 50 mph (80 km/h); a higher speed could damage the tire.
  • Ensure that you drive slowly enough for the road conditions to avoid all hazards. Any road hazard, such as a pothole or debris, could seriously damage the compact spare.
  • Any continuous road use of this tire could result in tire failure, loss of vehicle control, and possible personal injury.
  • Do not exceed the vehicles maximum load rating or the load-carrying capacity shown on the sidewall of the compact spare tire.
  • Avoid driving over obstacles. The compact spare tire diameter is smaller than the diameter of a conventional tire and reduces the ground clearance approximately 1 inch (25 mm), which could result in damage to the vehicle.
  • Do not take this vehicle through an automatic car wash while the compact spare tire is installed.
  • Do not use tire chains on the compact spare tire. Because of the smaller size, a tire chain will not fit properly. This could damage the vehicle and result in loss of the chain.
  • The compact spare tire should not be installed on the front axle if the vehicle must be driven in snow or on ice.
  • Do not use the compact spare tire on any other vehicle because this tire has been designed especially for your vehicle.
  • The compact spare tires tread life is shorter than a regular tire. Inspect your compact spare tire regularly and replace worn compact spare tires with the same size and design, mounted on the same wheel.
  • The temporary spare tire should not be used on any other wheels, nor should standard tires, snow tires, wheel covers or trim rings be used with the temporary spare wheel. If such use is attempted, damage to these items or other car components may occur.
  • Do not use more than one temporary spare tire at a time.
  • Do not tow a trailer while the temporary spare tire is installed.
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