Kia Sportage: Snowy or icy conditions - Winter driving - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Snowy or icy conditions

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Winter driving / Snowy or icy conditions

To drive your vehicle in deep snow, it may be necessary to use snow tires on your tires. If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to select tires equivalent in size and type of the original equipment tires. Failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle. Furthermore, speeding, rapid acceleration, sudden brake applications, and sharp turns are potentially very hazardous practices.

During deceleration, use engine braking to the fullest extent. Sudden brake applications on snowy or icy roads may cause skids to occur. You need to keep sufficient distance between the vehicle in operation in front and your vehicle. Also, apply the brake gently.

Winter driving
Severe weather conditions in the winter result in greater wear and other problems. To minimize the problems of winter driving, you should follow these suggestions: ...

Snow tires
If you mount snow tires on your vehicle, make sure they are radial tires of the same size and load range as the original tires. Mount snow tires on all four wheels to balance your vehicle’s handli ...

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Tire terminology and definitions
Air Pressure: The amount of air inside the tire pressing outward on the tire. Air pressure is expressed in kilopascal (kPa) or pounds per square inch (psi). Accessory Weight: This means the combine ...

Windshield Wiper-Washer Switch: Repair procedures
Removal 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the steering column upper and lower shrouds (A) after removing 3 screws.     Take care not to damag ...

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