Kia Optima: Wheel alignment and tire balance - Tires and wheels - Maintenance - Kia Optima TF 2011-2023 Owners ManualKia Optima: Wheel alignment and tire balance

The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance.

In most cases, you will not need to have your wheels aligned again. However, if you notice unusual tire wear or your vehicle pulling one way or the other, the alignment may need to be reset.

If you notice your vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your wheels may need to be rebalanced.

Improper wheel weights can CAUTION

Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle's aluminum wheels. Use only approved wheel weights.

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. ...

Tire replacement
If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread. This shows there is less than 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) of tread left on the tire. Replace the tir ...

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Inspection
1. Turn the ignition switch OFF. 2. Disconnect the HO2S connector. 3. Measure resistance between the HO2S terminals 4 and 5 [B1/S1]. ...

Using CD Player
1. CD Button If the CD is loaded, turns to CD mode. If no CD, it displays “No Media” for 3 seconds and returns to the previous mode. 2. 1 Button (RANDOM) Press this button for less than 0.8 sec ...

Inspection
1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration. 2. Check the rear lower arm for deformation. 3. Check the coil spring and spring pad for deterior ...

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