Kia Sportage: Exterior care / Finish damage repair

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) 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 (2015-2021) Service Manual: Repair procedures


Replacement    Put on gloves to protect your hands.    • Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove inter ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual: Specifications


Specifications Tightening Torques Items N·m Kgf·m lb·ft Transfer assembly mounting bolts 60.8 - 65.7 6.2 - 6.7 44.8 - 48.5 4WD ECM mounting nuts ...

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