Kia Optima: Suggestions for Economical Operation - Driving Tips - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Suggestions for 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.

WARNING - Engine off During Motion WARNING - Engine off During Motion

Never turn the engine off while the vehicle is in motion. The power steering and power brakes will not work with the engine off. Instead of coasting downhill with the engine off, downshift to an appropriate gear for engine braking effect.

Before Starting
Close and lock all doors. Position the seat so that all controls are easily reached. Adjust the inside and outside rearview mirrors. Be sure that all lights work. Check all gauges. Check ...

Special Driving Conditions
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Front fog light switch
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Repair procedures
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Description and Operation
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