Kia Sportage: Tires and wheels / Wheel alignment and tire balance

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Tires and wheels / Wheel alignment and tire balance

The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance.

In most cases, you will not need to have your wheels aligned again. However, if you notice unusual tire wear or your vehicle pulling one way or the other, the alignment may need to be reset.

If you notice your vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your wheels may need to be rebalanced.

CAUTION - Wheel weight

Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle's aluminum wheels. Use only approved wheel weights.

Tire rotation
To equalize tread wear, it is recommended that the tires be rotated every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) or sooner if irregular wear develops. During rotation, check the tires for correct balance. When r ...

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 ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Service Manual: Crankshaft Damper Pulley Repair procedures


Removal and Installation 1. Remove the drive belt. (Refer to Timing System - "Drive Belt") 2. Remove the engine room under cover. (Refer to Engine and Transaxle Assembly - "Engine Room Under Cover") ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Service Manual: Rear Center Seat Belt Retractor Repair procedures


Replacement    When installing the belt, be careful not to damage the retractor. 1. Remove the roof trim. (Refer to Roof Trim - "Roof Trim Assembly") ...

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