Kia Sportage: Tires and wheels / Wheel replacement

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) 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 (2015-2024) Service Manual: Passenger Airbag (PAB) Module Repair procedures


Removal 1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal, and wait for at least three minutes before beginning to work. 2. Remove the glove box assembly. (Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Glove box housing") ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Service Manual: Cylinder Block Repair procedures


Disassembly    In case of removing the high pressure fuel pump, high pressure fuel pipe, delivery pipe, and injector, there may be injury caused by leakage of the high pressure fuel. So don’t do any repa ...

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