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Seat Ibiza: Tyre repair kit* (Tyre Mobility System) - If and when - Tips and Maintenance - Seat Ibiza Owners Manual

Seat Ibiza: Tyre repair kit* (Tyre Mobility System)

Seat Ibiza Owners Manual

Seat Ibiza / Seat Ibiza Owners Manual / Tips and Maintenance / If and when / Tyre repair kit* (Tyre Mobility System)

General information and safety notes

Your vehicle is equipped with a tyre repair kit: the Tyre Mobility System. In the event of a tyre puncture, sealing compound and an air compressor are located in the luggage compartment under the floor panel. The Tyre Mobility System will reliably seal punctures caused by the penetration of a foreign body of up to about 4 mm in diameter. It is not necessary to remove the foreign body from the tyre. Instructions for the sealing compound are located on the sealing compound container. Notes for the proper use of the air compressor are included in an additional instruction leaflet.

WARNING

• Do not attempt to repair a puncture with the sealing compound if the tyre has been damaged by driving the car after the tyre has lost its air.

• Always observe warnings and follow instructions concerning compressor and sealing compound carefully.

• Do not drive faster than 80 km/h, avoid heavy acceleration, hard braking and fast cornering.

• Tyres which have been repaired with sealing compound are only suitable for temporary use over a short period. Therefore, please drive carefully to the next available qualified workshop.


For the sake of the environment

Used sealing compound containers should be disposed of at a proper facility.


Note

Seek professional assistance if the repair of a tyre puncture is not possible with the sealing compound.

Preparation work

Certain steps must be taken before repairing a tyre. – If you have a flat tyre or puncture, park the vehicle as far away from the flow of traffic as possible. – Apply the handbrake firmly. – Engage the first gear, of put the selector lever to position P. – All passengers should leave the vehicle. They should wait in a safe area (for instance behind the roadside crash barrier). – Check whether a repair is possible using the Tyre Mobility System “General information and safety notes.” – Unscrew inflation cap from the affected wheel. – Take the tyre repair kit out of the luggage compartment.

WARNING

Put the hazard warning lights on and place the warning triangle in position. This is for your own safety and also warns other road users.


Caution

Take special care if you have to repair a tyre on a gradient.


Note

Please observe legal requirements when doing so.

Tyre repair

The following sections describe the procedures for repairing a tyre.

Using the sealing compound

– The instructions on the container give detailed information on how to use the sealing compound.

Inflating the tyre.

– Remove the air compressor and hose from the container. – Screw the retaining nut onto the valve. – Plug the compressor cable into a 12 volt socket. – Turn on compressor and monitor the pressure shown on the pressure gauge.

Completing the repair

– Remove the compressor hose from the valve. – Fit the valve cap. – Unplug the compressor from the socket. – Return all tools to their proper storing location.


Note

The compressor should never be allowed to run for longer than 6 minutes.

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