Kia Optima: Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance - Tires and Wheels - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 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.

✽ NOTICE

Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicles aluminum wheels. Use only approved wheel weights.

WARNING - Tire Inflation WARNING - Tire Inflation

Compact Spare Tire Replacement
A compact spare tire has a shorter tread life than a regular size tire. Replace it when you can see the tread wear indicator bars on the tire. The replacement compact spare tire should be the same ...

Wheel Replacement
When replacing the metal wheels for any reason, make sure the new wheels are equivalent to the original factory units in diameter, rim width and offset. WARNING A wheel that is not the correc ...

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Emergency trunk lid release cable
1.Take the cover out by putting the driver or key at left side. 2.Pull the hook of cable. 3. After use, securely close the cover. CAUTION While driving the vehicle, Dont use it. Unexpected ...

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