Kia Sportage: Exterior care / Bright-metal maintenance

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Appearance care / Exterior care / Bright-metal maintenance

Finish damage repair
Deep scratches or stone chips in the painted surface must be repaired promptly. Exposed metal will quickly rust and may develop into a major repair expense. If your vehicle is damaged and requires ...

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 ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual: Cylinder Head Cover Repair procedures


Removal    • Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces. • To avoid damage, unplug the wiring connectors carefully while ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual: Recharging the battery


Your vehicle has a maintenance-free, calcium-based battery. If the battery becomes discharged in a short time (because, for example, the headlamps or interior lamps were left on while the vehicle was not in use), recharge it by slow charging (trickle) for 10 hours. If the battery gradual ...

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