Kia Sportage: Wiper blades / Blade inspection

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Wiper blades / Blade inspection

Commercial hot waxes applied by automatic car washes have been known to make the windshield difficult to clean.

Contamination of either the windshield or the wiper blades with foreign matter can reduce the effectiveness of the windshield wipers. Common sources of contamination are insects, tree sap, and hot wax treatments used by some commercial car washes. If the blades are not wiping properly, clean both the window and the blades with a good cleaner or mild detergent, and rinse thoroughly with clean water.

CAUTION - Wiper blades

To prevent damage to the wiper blades, do not use gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents on or near them.

Wiper blades
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Blade replacement
When the wipers no longer clean adequately, the blades may be worn or cracked, and require replacement. To prevent damage to the wiper arms or other components, do not attempt to move the wipers ...

Other information:

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual: Maintenance Under Severe Usage Conditions - Non Turbo Models


The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars normally used under severe driving conditions. Refer to the chart below for the appropriate maintenance intervals. R : Replace I : Inspect and, after inspection, clean, adjust, repair or replace if necessary Severe driving condi ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Service Manual: Front Seat Shield Outer Cover Components and components location


Component Location 1. Front seat shield outer cover ...

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