Kia Optima: Snow Tires - Special Driving Conditions - Driving Tips - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Snow Tires

If you mount snow tires on your Kia, make sure they are radial tires of the same size and load range as the original tires. Mount snow tires on all four wheels to balance your vehicles handling in all weather conditions. Keep in mind that the traction provided by snow tires on dry roads may not be as high as your vehicles original equipment tires. You should drive cautiously even when the roads are clear. Check with the tire dealer for maximum speed recommendations.

WARNING - Snow Tire Size WARNING - Snow Tire Size

Snow tires should be equivalent in size and type to the vehicles standard tires. Otherwise, the safety and handling of your vehicle may be adversely affected.

Do not install studded tires without first checking local, state and municipal regulations for possible restrictions against their use.

Winter Driving
We recommend that you carry emergency equipment, including tire chains, a window scraper, windshield de-icer, a bag of sand or salt, flares, a small shovel and jumper cables. Make sure you ...

Tire Chains
Mount snow chains on your vehicle when warranted by driving conditions or required by local laws. Make sure the chains are the correct size for your tires. Install them only on the front tires. If ...

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Inspection
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Finish Maintenance Washing
To help protect your vehicles finish from rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly at least once a month with lukewarm or cold water. Pay special attention to the removal of any accumulation of ...

Cleaning the Interior Window Glass
If the interior glass surfaces of the vehicle become fogged (that is, covered with an oily, greasy or waxy film), they should be cleaned with glass cleaner. Follow the directions on the glass clea ...

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