Kia Sportage: Tires and wheels
For proper maintenance, safety, and
maximum fuel economy, you must
always maintain the recommended
tire pressures and stay within the
load limits and weight distribution
recommended for your vehicle.
Recommended cold tire inflation pressures
All tire pressures should be checked
when the tires are cold. "Cold Tires"
means the vehicle has not been
driven for at least three hours or
driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Recommended pressures must be
maintained for the best ride, vehicle
handling, and minimum tire wear.
For recommended pressure, refer to
"Tires and wheels"
All specifications (sizes and pressures)
can be found on a label
attached to the driver's side center
Inflate your tires consistent with the
instructions provided in this manual.
Regularly check the tire inflation
pressure, and correct it as needed;
at least twice a month and before
any long trips on the road. If you fail to observe this
precaution, you may
be driving on underinflated tires,
which may not only compromise
your vehicle's driving stability, but
may also lead to tire damage and
the risk of an accident. This risk is
much higher on hot days and when
driving for long periods at high
Failure to maintain specified pressure
may result in excessive wear,
poor handling, reduced fuel economy,
deformation of tire and/or
wheel, harsh ride conditions, possibility
for additional damage from
road hazards, or result in tire failure.
Always observe the following:
- Check tire pressure when the tires
are cold. (After vehicle has been
parked for at least three hours or
hasn't been driven more than 1
mile (1.6 km) since startup.)
- Check the pressure of your spare
tire each time you check the pressure
of other tires. (if equipped)
- Never overload your vehicle. Be
careful not to overload a vehicle
luggage rack if your vehicle is
equipped with one.
- Warm tires normally exceed recommended
cold tire pressures by
4 ~ 6 psi (28 ~ 41 kPa). Do not
release air from warm tires to
adjust the pressure or the tires will
Overinflation or underinflation can
reduce tire life, adversely affect
vehicle handling, and lead to sudden
tire failure. This could result in loss
of vehicle control and potential
Check your tires once a month or
Use a good quality gauge to check
tire pressure. You cannot tell if your
tires are properly inflated simply by
looking at them. Radial tires may
look properly inflated even when
The wheels on your vehicle were
aligned and balanced carefully at
the factory to give you the longest
tire life and best overall performance.
If you notice unusual tire wear or
your vehicle pulling one way or the
other, the alignment may need
This information identifies and
describes the fundamental characteristics
of the tire and also provides
the Tire Identification Number (TIN)
for safety standard certification.
The TIN can be used to identify the
tire in case of a recall.
Immediately drive approximately 4 ~
6 miles (7 ~ 10 km or, about 10min) to
evenly distribute the sealant in the
Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph (80
km/h). If possible, do not fall below a
speed of 12 mph (20 km/h).
VFS: Variable Force Solenoid
Input Speed Sensor
Type: Hall effect sensor
Output Speed Sensor
Type: Hall effect sensor