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Third generation SL (20102016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Trailer towing / Maintenance when trailer towing

Your vehicle will need service more often when you regularly pull a trailer. Important items to pay particular attention to include engine oil, automatic transaxle fluid, axle lubricant and cooling system fluid. Brake condition is another important item to frequently check. Each item is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If youre trailering, its a good idea to review these sections before you start your trip.

Dont forget to also maintain your trailer and hitch. Follow the maintenance schedule that accompanied your trailer and check it periodically. Preferably, conduct the check at the start of each days driving. Most importantly, all hitch nuts and bolts should be tight.

CAUTION - Air condition

Do not use the A/C while using your vehicle to tow uphill. Due to higher load during trailer usage, overheating might occur on hot days or during uphill driving.

When towing check transaxle fluid more frequently.

Parking on hills
Generally, if you have a trailer attached to your vehicle, you should not park your vehicle on a hill. People can be seriously or fatally injured, and both your vehicle and the trailer can be dama ...

If you do decide to pull a trailer
Here are some important points if you decide to pull a trailer: Consider using a sway control. You can ask a hitch dealer about sway control. Do not do any towing with your car during its first ...

Other Information:

Glove box cooling
You can keep beverage cans or other items cool using the open/close lever of the vent installed in the glove box. 1.Turn on the air conditioning (A/C) system. 2.Move the open/close lever (1) of ...

Trailing Arm: Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the rear wheel & tire. Tightening torque : 88.3 ~ 107.9N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft)     Be careful not to damage to the hub bol ...

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