Kia Sportage: Tires and wheels / Wheel replacement

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Tires and wheels / Wheel replacement

When replacing the metal wheels for any reason, make sure the new wheels are equivalent to the original factory units in diameter, rim width and offset.

A wheel that is not the correct size may adversely affect wheel and bearing life, braking and stopping abilities, handling characteristics, ground clearance, body-to-tire clearance, snow chain clearance, speedometer and odometer calibration, headlight aim and bumper height.

CAUTION - Wheel

Wheels that do not meet Kia's specifications may fit poorly and result in damage to the vehicle or unusual handling and poor vehicle control.

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 ...

Tire traction maintenance
Tire traction Tire traction can be reduced if you drive on worn tires, tires that are improperly inflated or on slippery road surfaces. Tires should be replaced when tread wear indicators appear. ...

Other information:

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual: Opening the hood


1. Pull the release lever to unlatch the hood. The hood should pop open slightly. Open the hood after turning off the engine on a flat surface, shifting the shift lever to the P (Park) position and setting the parking brake. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise the hood slightly, push th ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Service Manual: Fuel Pump Repair procedures


Inspection 1. Turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect the negative (-) battery cable. 2. Remove the fuel pump assembly. 3. Check motor operation by fuel pump connector (A) connecting power (No.2) a ...

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