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: Tire replacement


If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear Indicator (A) will appear as a solid band across the tread. This shows there is less than 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) of tread left on the tire. Replace the tire when this happens. Do not wait for the band to appear across the entire tread before replacing the ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual: Power Window Switch Schematic diagrams


Circuit Diagram Driver Power Window Switch [Driver power window switch (Safety)] [Driver Power Window Switch (Safety) + Door Lock Indicator] [Power Window Switch (Auto Down)] [Power Window Switch (Auto Down) + Door Lo ...

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