Kia Sportage: Tires and wheels / Wheel replacement

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) 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 (2015-2020) Service Manual: Troubleshooting


Engine Overheat Troubleshooting Inspection Remedy Visual inspection Inspect for shortage of coolant in reservoir tank . Reinspect after replenishing coolant. Inspect for coolant pollution after r ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual: Front Pillar Trim Repair procedures


Replacement    Put on gloves to protect your hands.    • Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove inter ...

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