Kia Optima: Driving in Flooded Areas - Special Driving Conditions - Driving Tips - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: 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 performance may be affected.

After driving through water, dry the brakes by gently applying them several times while the vehicle is moving slowly.

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 ...

Trailer Towing
We do not recommend using this vehicle for trailer towing. ...

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Tips for towing a stuck vehicle
The following methods are effective when your vehicle is stuck in mud, sand or similar substances that prevent the vehicle from being driven out under its own power. Remove the soil and sand, ...

Crash Pad. Repair procedures
Replacement Cluster Replacement • When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply ...

Moving Up a Steep Grade From a Standing Start
To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and re ...

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