Kia Sportage: Finish damage repair - Exterior care - Appearance care - Maintenance - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Finish damage repair

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Maintenance / Appearance care / Exterior care / 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.

If your vehicle is damaged and requires any metal repair or replacement, be sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion materials to the parts repaired or replaced.

Finish maintenance
Washing To help protect your vehicle’s finish from rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly and frequently at least once a month with lukewarm or cold water. If you use your vehicle for off-road ...

Bright-metal maintenance
To remove road tar and insects, use a tar remover, not a scraper or other sharp object. To protect the surfaces of brightmetal parts from corrosion, apply a coating of wax or chrome preserv ...

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Special Service Tools
Special Service Tools Tool Name / NumberIllustrationDescriptionLower arm ball joint remover0K545-A9100Removal of front lower arm from front axle ...

Electric Waste Gate Actuator (EWGA): Repair procedures
Inspection [Motor] 1. Turn ignition switch OFF. 2. Disconnect the EWGA connector. 3. Check that the EWGA is stuck by foreign material. 4. Measure resistance between motor (+) and ( ...

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