Kia Optima: Don't let ice and snow accumulate 
underneath - Winter driving - Driving your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Owners ManualKia Optima: Don't let ice and snow accumulate underneath

Under some conditions, snow and ice can build up under the fenders and interfere with the steering. When driving in severe winter conditions where this may happen, you should periodically check underneath the car to be sure the movement of the front wheels and the steering components is not obstructed.

Don't let your parking brake freeze
Under some conditions your parking brake can freeze in the engaged position. This is most likely to happen when there is an accumulation of snow or ice around or near the rear brakes or if the ...

Carry emergency equipment
Depending on the severity of the weather you should carry appropriate emergency equipment. Some of the items you may want to carry include tow straps or chains, flashlight, emergency flares, ...

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Rear Window Defroster
The defroster heats the window to remove frost, fog and thin ice from the interior and exterior of the rear window. The ignition switch must be on for the defroster to operate. To activate the ...

Inspection
Rear Brake Disc Thickness Check 1. Check the brake pads for wear and fade. 2. Check the brake disc for damage and cracks. 3. Remove all rust and contam ...

To Reset at a Faster Speed
1. Push the RES/ACCEL switch and hold it. 2. Accelerate to desired speed and release the RES/ACCEL switch. While the switch is pressed, the vehicle will gradually gain speed. ...

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