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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Maintenance services
You should exercise the utmost care to prevent damage to your vehicle and injury to yourself whenever performing any maintenance or inspection procedures. Should you have any doubts concerning the ...

Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes. Important Ventilating Information
Guarding Against Exhaust Fumes WARNING: Exhaust leaks may result in entry of harmful and potentially lethal fumes into the passenger compartment. If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, ha ...

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