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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Removal
1. Turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect the negative (-) battery cable. 2. Remove the crash pad lower panel and reinforcing panel. (Refer to the Body group- crash ...

Moving Up a Steep Grade From a Standing Start
To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and re ...

Installation
• In case of the windshield with reflection layer which reflects the infrared rays in sensing field, remove ...

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