Kia Sportage: Exterior care / Underbody maintenance

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Appearance care / Exterior care / 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 underbody and over time damage fuel lines, the fuel tank retention system, the vehicle suspension, the exhaust system, and even the body frame. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has warned all vehicle owners of all brands of the need to take the following steps:

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 ...

Aluminum wheel maintenance
The aluminum wheels are coated with a clear protective finish. Do not use any abrasive cleaner, polishing compound, solvent, or wire brushes on aluminum wheels. They may scratch the finish. C ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual: Inner panel fuse replacement


1. Turn the ignition switch and all other switches off. 2. Open the fuse panel cover. If the switch is located in the “OFF” position, a caution indicator will be displayed in the cluster. CAUTION When replacing a blown fuse or relay, make sure the new fuse or relay fits tightly int ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual: Components and components location


Components 1. Balance shaft chain guide 2. Balance shaft chain 3. Balance shaft chain tensioner arm 4. Balance shaft chain tensioner 5. Balance shaft chain sprocket 6. Balance shaft module (BSM) 7. Oil pan 8. Oil filter brac ...

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