Kia Optima: Waxing - Exterior Care - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Waxing

Wax the vehicle when water will no longer bead on the paint.

Always wash and dry the vehicle before waxing. Use good quality liquid or paste wax, and follow the manufacturers instructions. Wax all metal trim to protect it and to maintain its luster.

Removing oil, tar, and similar materials with a spot remover will usually strip the wax from the finish. Be sure to re-wax these areas even if the rest of the vehicle does not yet need waxing.

✽ NOTICE

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 ...

Finish Damage Repair
Deep scratches or stone chips in the painted surface must be repaired promptly. Exposed metal will quickly rust and may develop into a major repair expense. ✽ NOTICE If your vehicle is dama ...

See also:

Front Seat. Repair procedures
Replaccement Seat Assembly Replacement 1. Remove the seat track mounting cover. 2. After loosening the seat assembly mounting bolts, remove the seat assembly (A). ...

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 ...

Disassembly
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the front tire (A) from hub assembly. Tightening torque : 10~15N.m (9~11kgf.m, 7.37~11lbf.ft ...

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