Kia Sportage: Use high quality ethylene glycol coolant - Winter driving - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Use high quality ethylene glycol coolant

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Winter driving / Use high quality ethylene glycol coolant

Your vehicle is delivered with high quality ethylene glycol coolant in the cooling system. It is the only type of coolant that should be used because it helps prevent corrosion in the cooling system, lubricates the water pump and prevents freezing. Be sure to replace or replenish your coolant in accordance with the maintenance schedule in section 7. Before winter, have your coolant tested to assure that its freezing point is sufficient for the temperatures anticipated during the winter.

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