Kia Optima: Tire maintenance - Tires and wheels - Maintenance - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Owners ManualKia Optima: Tire maintenance

In addition to proper inflation, correct wheel alignment helps to decrease tire wear. If you find a tire is worn unevenly, have your dealer check the wheel alignment.

When you have new tires installed, make sure they are balanced. This will increase vehicle ride comfort and tire life. Additionally, a tire should always be rebalanced if it is removed from the wheel.

Tire traction
Tire traction can be reduced if you drive on worn tires, tires that are improperly inflated or on slippery road surfaces. Tires should be replaced when tread wear indicators appear. Slow dow ...

Tire sidewall labeling
This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides the tire identification number (TIN) for safety standard certification. The TIN ca ...

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Adjusting the height of front seat cushion
To change the height (front portion) of the seat cushion, rotate the knob located on the outside of the seat cushion. To lower the seat cushion, rotate the knob toward the front of the vehicle ...

ESC (Electronic stability control)
The Electronic Stability control (ESC) system is designed to stabilize the vehicle during cornering maneuvers. ESC checks where you are steering and where the vehicle is actually going. ESC appl ...

Battery recharging
Your vehicle has a maintenance-free, calcium-based battery. If the battery becomes discharged in a short time (because, for example, the headlights or interior lights were left on while ...

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