Kia Optima: Waxing - Exterior Care - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: 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 metal trim to protect it and to maintain its luster.

Removing oil, tar, and similar materials with a spot remover will usually strip the wax from the finish. Be sure to re-wax these areas even if the rest of the vehicle does not yet need waxing.

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Finish Maintenance Washing
To help protect your vehicles finish from rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly at least once a month with lukewarm or cold water. Pay special attention to the removal of any accumulation of ...

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 dama ...

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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 ...

Removal
1. Release the residual pressure in fuel line (Refer to Release Residual Pressure in Fuel Line in this group). 2. Remove the fuel pump service cover (A) in the ...

Owner maintenance precautions
Improper or incomplete service may result in problems. This section gives instructions only for the maintenance items that are easy to perform. As explained earlier in this section, several p ...

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