Kia Sportage: Tires and wheels / Wheel replacement

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) 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 (2015-2022) Owners Manual: Selecting a Child Restraint System (CRS)


When selecting a CRS for your child, always: Make sure the CRS has a label certifying that it meets applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS 213). Select a child restraint based on your child’s height and weight. The required label or the instructions for use typically ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual: Non-operational conditions of rear parking assist system


The rear parking assist system may not operate properly when: 1. Moisture is frozen to the sensor. (It will operate normally once the moisture clears. 2. The sensor is covered with foreign matter, such as snow or water, or the sensor cover is blocked. (It will operate normally when the materia ...

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