Kia Optima: Check battery and cables - Winter driving - Driving your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Owners ManualKia Optima: Check battery and cables

Winter puts additional burdens on the battery system. Visually inspect the battery and cables as described in section 7. The level of charge in your battery can be checked by an authorized Kia dealer or a service station.

Use high quality ethylene glycol coolant
Your vehicle is delivered with high quality ethylene glycol coolant in the cooling system. It is the only type of coolant that should be used because it helps prevent corrosion in the cooling ...

Change to "winter weight" oil if necessary
In some climates it is recommended that a lower viscosity "winter weight" oil be used during cold weather. See section 8 for recommendations. If you aren't sure what weight oil y ...

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Lumbar support (for driver’s seat)
Press the front portion of the switch to increase support, or the rear portion of the switch to decrease support. ...

Windshield defrosting and defogging
WARNING - Windshield heating Do not use the or position during cooling operation in extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of the outside air and the windshield could ...

Coolant. Repair procedures
Refilling And Bleeding Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious scalding could be caused by hot fluid under h ...

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