Kia Optima: Tires and wheels / Wheel alignment and tire balance

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Tires and wheels / Wheel alignment and tire balance

The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance.

In most cases, you will not need to have your wheels aligned again. However, if you notice unusual tire wear or your vehicle pulling one way or the other, the alignment may need to be reset.

If you notice your vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your wheels may need to be rebalanced.

CAUTION - Wheel weight

Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle's aluminum wheels. Use only approved wheel weights.

Checking tire inflation pressure
Check your tires once a month or more. Also, check the tire pressure of the spare tire. How to check Use a good quality gauge to check tire pressure. You can not tell if your tires are properly i ...

Tire replacement
If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear Indicator (A) will appear as a solid band across the tread. This shows there is less than 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) of tread left on the tire. Replace the tire ...

Other information:

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual: Front Door Inside Handle


Repair procedures Replacement 1. Remove the front door trim. (Refer to Front Door - "Front Door Trim") 2. Loosen the mounting screws and remove the front door inside handle (A).   ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual: Roof Side Molding


Repair procedures Replacement    Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.    When removing with a flat-tip screwdriver or remover, wrap protec ...

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