Hello Wry 'Cuda!!!!
We wish we could actually elaborate what the actual sense of any manufacturer to offer any of its dealers (or even retail it to customers) a Spare Tire Kit that doesn't include the tire. It seems honestly ridiculous to sell it separately. Sort of difficult to work with!!!!!!
But yeah, it is ABSOLUTELY a much safer idea to have a Kia Rio Spare Tire Kit
instead of not having one. Just the "what if" thing sort of is scary.
"Oh man! I hit a nail!"
"Holy wow! Why'd my tire blow out!? What am I gonna do to get to my wedding (or such event)?"
"****!!! Where'd my wheel fly off to!?"
Random accidents happen, so you gotta be prepared!
In America, (I personally) haven't seen an alloy spare tire that you don't get. It's usually just some steel wheel (we usually call it a spare donut for some reason). I would assume it's just because the spare tire is a "temporary" solution if you actually do get a flat tire and it's going to be a cheap fix-it.
Anyways, thanks for the feedback!
- Team KiaStuff -
Originally Posted by Wry 'Cuda
Interesting that the "Spare Tyre Kit" doesn't include a tyre unless you select that option.
Most KIAs in Australia come with a spare tyre kit as standard, and that usually means a wheel to match the other four (i.e. alloy, if fitted).
I see it as a definite sales point for new cars. In many years (and kilometers) of motoring, I've only twice had a flat on the open road, but I've been very glad that I was carrying a spare. I've also experienced a few flat tyres in the driveway, and again, it was handy to have a spare.