Kia Optima: Special driving conditions / Highway driving

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

Tires

Adjust the tire inflation pressures to specification. Low tire inflation pressures will result in overheating and possible failure of the tires.

Avoid using worn or damaged tires which may result in reduced traction or tire failure.

Never exceed the maximum tire inflation pressure shown on the tires.

WARNING - Under/over inflated tires

Always check the tires for proper inflation before driving. Underinflated or overinflated tires can cause poor handling, loss of vehicle control, and sudden tire failure leading to accidents, injuries, and even death. For proper tire pressures, refer to “Tires and wheels” in chapter 8.

WARNING - Tire tread

Always check the tire tread before driving your vehicle. Worn-out tires can result in loss of vehicle control.Worn-out tires should be replaced as soon as possible. For further information and tread limits, refer to “Tires and wheels” in chapter 7.

Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil

High speed travel consumes more fuel than urban motoring. Do not forget to check both the engine coolant and engine oil.

Drive belt

A loose or damaged drive belt may result in overheating of the engine.

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 ...

Winter driving
Severe weather conditions in the winter result in greater wear and other problems. To minimize the problems of winter driving, you should follow these suggestions: Snowy or icy conditions To drive ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual: SRS Care


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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual: Reverse parking aid function


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