Kia Optima: Finish Damage Repair - Exterior Care - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: 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 damaged and requires any metal repair or replacement, be sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion materials to the parts repaired or replaced.

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 ...

Bright-Metal Maintenance
To remove road tar and insects, use a tar remover, not a scraper or other sharp object. To protect the surfaces of bright-metal parts from corrosion, apply a coating of wax or chrome preser ...

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Thermostat Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting SymptomsPossible CausesRemedyCoolant leakage • From the thermostat gasket Check the mounting bolts • Check the torque of the mounting bolts • Reti ...

Hazard Warning Flasher
The hazard warning flasher causes the rear tail lights and front turn signal lights to flash on and off, which serves as a warning to other drivers to exercise caution when approaching or passin ...

Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
This light illuminates when you start the engine. The light will go off if the ABS is operating normally. Also, this light comes on if the key is turned to ON, and then goes off in 2-3 seconds i ...

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