Kia Sportage: Vehicle break-in process - Introduction - Kia Sportage Owner's ManualKia Sportage: Vehicle break-in process

No special break-in period is needed. By following a few simple precautions for the first 1,000 km (600 miles) you may add to the performance, economy and life of your vehicle. • Do not race the engine. • Do not maintain a single speed for long periods of time, either fast or slow. Varying engine speed is needed to properly break-in the engine. • Avoid hard stops, except in emergencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly. • Avoid full-throttle starts.

    Vehicle handling instructions
    As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control, an accident or vehicle rollover. Specific design characteristics (higher ground cleara ...

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    Parking brake
    To park the vehicle, first bring in to a complete stop, fully engage the parking brake. To apply 1- Pull the lever up without pushing the button at the end of hand grip. To release 1- Pull t ...

    Exterior
    To adjust the mirrors: 1. Move the selector switch to L (left) or R (right) to choose the driver or passenger mirror. 2. Press the arrows on the control pad to move each mirror in the desired di ...

    Downhill gradients
    On long and steep gradients, you must reduce the load on the brakes by shifting early to a lower gear. This allows you to take advantage of the engine braking effect and helps avoid overheating ...