Kia Sportage: Exterior care / Aluminum wheel maintenance

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Appearance care / Exterior care / Aluminum wheel maintenance

The aluminum wheels are coated with a clear protective finish.

Underbody maintenance
Road salt and other corrosive chemicals are used in cold weather states to melt snow and prevent ice accumulation. If these chemicals are not regularly removed, they will corrode the vehicle under ...

Corrosion protection
Protecting your vehicle from corrosion By using the most advanced design and construction practices to combat corrosion, we produce vehicles of the excellent quality. However, this is only part of ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: 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 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) of tread left on the tire. Replace the tire when this happens. Do not wait for the band to appear across the entire tread before replacing the ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual: Front Door Side Weatherstrip Repair procedures


Replacement 1. Loosen the front door checker (B) mounting bolt. Tightening torque : 19.6 - 29.4 N·m (2.0 - 3.0 kgf·m,14.5 - 21.7 lb·ft) 2. Detach the clips, and then remove the ...

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