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

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) 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 (2015-2022) Owners Manual: Sunshade


To open the sunshade Push the sunroof control lever backward to the 1st detent position. To close the sunshade when the sunroof glass is closed Push the sunroof control lever forward to the 1st detent position. To stop the sliding at any point, press the sunshade control switch momentarily. ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual: Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light


This warning light illuminates: Once you set the ignition switch or Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position. - It illuminates for approximately 3 seconds - It remains on if the parking brake is applied. When the parking brake is applied. When the brake fluid level in the reservo ...

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