Kia Optima: Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual: License Lamps


Repair procedures Removal 1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal. 2. Remove the lcense lamp (A) by pressing the hook. 3. Disconnect the lcense lamp connector (A). Installation ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: License plate lamp bulb replacement


1. Open the trunk lid. 2. Loosen the retaining screw of the trunk lid cover and then remove the cover. 3. Remove the socket from the assembly by turning the socket counterclockwise until the tabs on the socket align with the slots on the assembly. 4. Remove the bulb from bulb-socket by pull ...

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