Kia Optima: Special driving conditions / Driving in the rain

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 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 2019-2022 Service and Repair Manual: Rear Suspension System


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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual: Starting the engine with a smart key


1.Carry the smart key or place it inside the vehicle. 2.Make sure the parking brake is firmly applied 3.Place the transmission shift lever in P (Park). Depress the brake pedal fully. You can also start the engine when the shift lever is in the N (Neutral) position. 4.Press the engine start/stop ...

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