Kia Sportage: Exterior care / Finish damage repair

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Appearance care / Exterior care / 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 any metal repair or replacement, be sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion materials to the parts repaired or replaced.

Finish maintenance
Washing To help protect your vehicle’s finish from rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly and frequently at least once a month with lukewarm or cold water. If you use your vehicle for off-ro ...

Bright-metal maintenance
To remove road tar and insects, use a tar remover, not a scraper or other sharp object. To protect the surfaces of brightmetal parts from corrosion, apply a coating of wax or chrome preserv ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual: Lower Anchors and Tether for Children (LATCH) System


The LATCH system holds a child restraint during driving and in an accident. This system is designed to make installation of the child restraint easier and reduce the possibility of improperly installing your child restraint. The LATCH system uses anchors in the vehicle and attachments on the c ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual: Antenna Repair procedures


Removal Roof antenna 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the roof trim assembly. (Refer to Body - "Roof Trim Assembly") 3. Disconnect the roof antenna cable an ...

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