Kia Optima: Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Hazardous driving conditions

When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions:

Do not pump the brake pedal on a vehicle equipped with ABS.

WARNING - Downshifting

Do not downshift with an automatic transmission while driving on slippery surfaces. The sudden change in tire speed could cause the tires to skid and result in an accident.

Economical operation
Your vehicle's fuel economy depends mainly on your style of driving, where you drive and when you drive. Each of these factors affects how many kilometers (miles) you can get from a liter (gallon ...

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 ...

Other information:

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Service and Repair Manual: Rear Pillar Trim


Components and components location Component Location 1. Rear pillar trim Repair procedures Replacement    • When removing with a flat-tip screwd ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Service and Repair Manual: Disc Brakes and Pads


Repair procedures Inspection Check the pads for excessive wear, discs for run out and wear, and calipers for fluid leakage. Front Brake Front Brake Disc Thickness Check 1. Check the brake disc for damage and cracks. 2. Remove ...

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