Kia Optima: Hazardous Driving Conditions - Special Driving Conditions - Driving Tips - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Hazardous Driving Conditions

When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions:

✽ NOTICE

Do not pump the brake pedal on ABS equipped vehicles.

WARNING - Downshifting WARNING - Downshifting

On slippery surfaces, downshifting can cause an accident. The sudden change in tire speed could cause the tires to skid. Be careful when downshifting on slippery surfaces. Try to drive slowly enough so you wonТt have to make any sudden changes in gear or vehicle speed.

Special Driving Conditions
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Rocking the Vehicle
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth betwe ...

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Identification Number Locations
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Rear Combination Light Bulb Replacement
1. Using a cross-tip screwdriver, remove the cover. 2. Turn the bulb socket counterclock-wise and remove it from the housing. 3. Push the bulb in, then rotate it one quarter turn counterclockwise ...

Blade inspection
✽ NOTICE Commercial hot waxes applied by automatic car washes have been known to make the windshield difficult to clean. Contamination of either the windshield or the wiper blades w ...

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