Kia Optima: Economical operation - Driving your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 Owners ManualKia Optima: Economical operation

Your vehicle's fuel economy depends mainly on your style of driving, where you drive and when you drive.

Each of these factors affects how many miles (kilometers) you can get from a gallon (liter) of fuel. To operate your vehicle as economically as possible, use the following driving suggestions to help save money in both fuel and repairs:

Keeping a vehicle in good operating condition is important both for economy and safety. Therefore, have an authorized Kia dealer perform scheduled inspections and maintenance.

Never turn the engine off to coast down hills or anytime the vehicle is in motion. WARNING - Engine off during motion

Never turn the engine off to coast down hills or anytime the vehicle is in motion. The power steering and power brakes will not function properly without the engine running. Instead, keep the engine on and downshift to an appropriate gear for engine braking effect. In addition, turning off the ignition while driving could engage the steering wheel lock resulting in loss of vehicle steering which could cause serious injury or death.

To turn cruise control off, do one of the following
Push the cruise ON/OFF button (the CRUISE indicator light in the instrument cluster will go off). Turn the ignition off. Both of these actions cancel cruise control operation. If you want ...

Special driving conditions
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If engine stalls while driving
1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move cautiously off the road to a safe place. 2. Turn on your emergency flashers. 3. Try to start the engine again. If your vehicle wil ...

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