Kia Optima: Special driving conditions / Driving in the rain

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions / Driving in the rain

Rain and wet roads can make driving dangerous, especially if you’re not prepared for the slick pavement. Here are a few things to consider when driving in the rain:

Smooth cornering, Driving at night
Smooth cornering Avoid braking or gear changing in corners, especially when roads are wet. Ideally, corners should always be taken under gentle acceleration. If you follow these suggestions, ti ...

Driving in flooded areas, Driving off-road
Driving in flooded areas Avoid driving through flooded areas unless you are sure the water is no higher than the bottom of the wheel hub. Drive through any water slowly. Allow adequate stopping d ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual: Joint Assembly (Wheel side)


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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual: Air bag inflation conditions


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