Kia Optima: MAINTENANCE UNDER SEVERE USAGE CONDITIONS (T-GDI ENGINE) - Maintenance schedule - Maintenance - Kia Optima TF 2011-2021 Owners ManualKia Optima: MAINTENANCE UNDER SEVERE USAGE CONDITIONS (T-GDI ENGINE)

The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars mainly used under severe driving conditions. Refer to the chart below for the appropriate maintenance intervals.

R : Replace

SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS

SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS

A - Repeatedly driving shorts distanse of less than 8 km (5 miles) in normal temperature or less than 16 km (10 miles) in freezing temperature
B - Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances
C - Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or salt-spread roads
D - Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very cold weather
E - Driving in sandy areas
F - Driving in heavy traffic area over 32°C (90°F)
G - Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain road
H - Towing a Trailer, or using a camper, or roof rack
I - Driving as a patrol car, taxi, other commercial use or vehicle towing
J - Frequently driving in stop-and-go conditions

Chassis and body
Chart symbols: I- Inspect these items and their related parts. If necessary, correct, clean, refill, adjust or replace. R- Replace or change L- Lubricate. (1) Refer to the lubricant a ...

Explanation of scheduled maintenance items
Engine oil and filter The engine oil and filter should be changed at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule. If the car is being driven in severe conditions, more frequent oil an ...

See also:

Adjustment
Glass Adjustment • Check the glass run channel for damage or deterioration, and replace them if necessary. ...

Hazardous Driving Conditions
When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions: Drive cautiously and allow extra distance for braking. Avoi ...

Installation
1. Remove the ignition key from the vehicle. 2. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait for at least three minutes. 3. Tighten the curtain airb ...

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