Kia Optima: Tire Chains - Special Driving Conditions - Driving Tips - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: 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 metal chains are used, they must be SAE class S. Cable-type traction devices can also be used.

Chain Installation

When installing chains, follow the manufacturers instructions and mount them as tightly as you can. Drive slowly with chains installed. If you hear the chains contacting the body or chassis, stop and tighten them. If they still make contact, slow down until it stops. Remove the chains as soon as you begin driving on cleared roads.

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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 i ...

Driving in Flooded Areas
Avoid driving through flooded areas unless you are sure the water is no higher than the bottom of the wheel hub. Drive through any water slowly. Allow adequate stopping distance because brake perf ...

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Day/Night Rearview Mirror
Adjust the rearview mirror to center on the view through the rear window. Make this adjustment before you start driving and while the day/night lever is in the day position. Pull the day/night ...

Changing the coolant
Have the coolant changed by an authorized Kia dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this section. CAUTION Put a thick cloth or fabric around the radiator cap befo ...

Interior C
Front pillar trim mounting hole (Ø12) Front pillar trim mounting hole (Ø8.4) Cowl cross ...

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