Kia Optima: Finish Damage Repair - Exterior Care - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Finish Damage Repair

Deep scratches or stone chips in the painted surface must be repaired promptly. Exposed metal will quickly rust and may develop into a major repair expense.

✽ NOTICE

If your vehicle is damaged and requires any metal repair or replacement, be sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion materials to the parts repaired or replaced.

Waxing
Wax the vehicle when water will no longer bead on the paint. Always wash and dry the vehicle before waxing. Use good quality liquid or paste wax, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Wax all ...

Bright-Metal Maintenance
To remove road tar and insects, use a tar remover, not a scraper or other sharp object. To protect the surfaces of bright-metal parts from corrosion, apply a coating of wax or chrome preser ...

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Placement of a Child Restraint System
We recommend that, whenever possible, you put the child restraint in the center position of the rear seat and secure it to the vehicle with the lap belt. If the center rear seat is not available, o ...

To keep locks from freezing
To keep the locks from freezing, squirt an approved de-icer fluid or glycerine into the key opening. If a lock is covered with ice, squirt it with an approved de-icing fluid to remove the ice. ...

Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV). Description and Operation
Description Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV) is installed on the surge tank and controls the passage between the canister and the intake manifold. It is a solenoid valve and is open when the ...

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