Kia Sportage: Underbody maintenance - Exterior care - Appearance care - Maintenance - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Underbody maintenance

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

Corrosive materials used for ice and snow removal and dust control may collect on the underbody. If these materials are not removed, accelerated rusting can occur on underbody parts such as the fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system, even though they have been treated with rust protection.

Thoroughly flush the vehicle underbody and wheel openings with lukewarm or cold water once a month, after off-road driving and at the end of each winter. Pay special attention to these areas because it is difficult to see all the mud and dirt. It will do more harm than good to wet down the road grime without removing it. The lower edges of the doors, rocker panels, and frame members have drain holes that should not be allowed to clog with dirt; trapped water in these areas can cause rusting.

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 ...

Aluminum wheel maintenance
The aluminum wheels are coated with a clear protective finish. Do not use any abrasive cleaner, polishing compound, solvent, or wire brushes on aluminum wheels. They may scratch or damage the f ...

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Cross Traffic Alert Indicator
When the system detects an approaching vehicle, a tone sounds, a warning lamp illuminates in the relevant exterior mirror and arrows appear in the information display to show which side the appr ...

Using Tether Straps
Many forward-facing child restraints include a tether strap which extends from the back of the child restraint and hooks to an anchoring point called the top tether anchor. Tether straps are ava ...

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