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) Service Manual: Drive Shafts and Boots Repair procedures


Inspection 1. Check the drive shaft boots for loose clamps, cracks, grease leaks, kinks or damage. ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Service Manual: A/C Pressure Transducer Description and operation


Description A/C pressure transducer converts the pressure value of high pressure line into voltage value after measuring it. Based on the converted voltage value, engine ECU controls cooling fan by operating it at high or low speed. Engine ECU stops the operation of compress ...

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