Kia Sportage: Exterior care / Finish damage repair

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) 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 ...

Other information:

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Service Manual: Smart Parking Assist System Sensor Repair procedures


Removal Front/Rear SPAS Sensor 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the front/ rear bumper cover. (Refer to Body - "Front Bumper Cover") (Refer to Body - "Rear Bumper Cover" ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Service Manual: Hood Latch Release Handle Components and components location


Component Location 1. Hood latch release handle ...

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