Kia Optima: Special driving conditions / Smooth cornering, Driving at night

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions / 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, tire wear will be held to a minimum.

Driving at night

Because night driving presents more hazards than driving in the daylight, here are some important tips to remember:

Rocking the vehicle
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth betwe ...

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: A heavy rainfall will mak ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 Owner's Manual: Operation of the parking distance warning-reverse


Operating condition This system will activate when the indicator on the parking distance warning-reverse OFF button is not illuminated. If you desire to deactivate the parking distance warningreverse, press the parking distance warning-reverse OFF button again. (The indicator on the but ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 Owner's Manual: Welcome system


Headlight (Headlamp) escort function The headlights (and/or taillights) remain on for approximately 5 minutes after the ignition key is removed or turned to the ACC or LOCK position. However, if the driver’s door is opened and closed, the headlights are turned off after 15 seconds. The headl ...

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