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 wont 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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Description and Operation
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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. ...

Owner maintenance
The following lists are vehicle checks and inspections that should be performed by the owner or an authorized Kia dealer at the frequencies indicated to help ensure safe, dependable operation ...

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