Kia Optima: Wheel alignment and tire balance - Tires and wheels - Maintenance - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Owners ManualKia Optima: Wheel alignment and tire balance

The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance.

In most cases, you will not need to have your wheels aligned again. However, if you notice unusual tire wear or your vehicle pulling one way or the other, the alignment may need to be reset.

If you notice your vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your wheels may need to be rebalanced.

Improper wheel weights can CAUTION

Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle's aluminum wheels. Use only approved wheel weights.

Tire rotation
To equalize tread wear, it is recommended that the tires be rotated every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or sooner if irregular wear develops. During rotation, check the tires for correct balance. ...

Tire replacement
If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread. This shows there is less than 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) of tread left on the tire. Replace the tir ...

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Measuring Body Dimensions
1. Basically, all measurements in this manual are taken with a tracking gauge. 2. When a measuring tape is used, check to be sure there is no elongation, twis ...

Tripmeter (If equipped)
TRIP A : Tripmeter A TRIP B : Tripmeter B The tripmeter indicates the distance of individual trips selected by the driver. Tripmeter A and B can be reset to zero by pressing the mode selection but ...

Console Storage Compartment
To access the console storage compartment, pull up on the locking tab at the forward end of the console lid and lift center console lid. ...

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