Kia Soul: Wheel replacement - Tires and wheels - Maintenance - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Wheel replacement

First generation AM (2010–2013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Maintenance / Tires and wheels / Wheel replacement

When replacing the metal wheels for any reason, make sure the new wheels are equivalent to the original factory units in diameter, rim width and offset.

A wheel that is not the correct size may adversely affect wheel and bearing life, braking and stopping abilities, handling characteristics, ground clearance, body-to-tire clearance, snow chain clearance, speedometer and odometer calibration, headlight aim and bumper height.

CAUTION - Wheel

Wheels that do not meet Kia's specifications may fit poorly and result in damage to the vehicle or unusual handling and poor vehicle control.

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