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MAINTENANCE

In order to maintain the performance of your Kia we suggest regular checks. You can find more information and advice in your Kia owner’s manual. To help you with the maintenance of your Kia, participating Kia dealers offer a complimentary Vehicle Health Check by one of our trained technicians.

HEALTH CHECK

A complimentary health check will ensure your Kia's in tip top condition. Our expert Kia technicians will carry out a multi-point visual check on your Kia, to make sure all the main components of your Kia are in top condition. These components of your Kia are essential to vehicle safety

KIA VISUAL CHECK INCLUDES:

Fluid levels

Lights

Battery

Safety Items

Controls

Tyres

WARNING LIGHTS GUIDE

Through generations of car models, our vehicles have become increasingly complex. To obtain reliability and efficiency, on-board computers and sensors are used to maintain and monitor vehicle systems.

With such complexity, comes complications and failures. These issues are displayed to the driver via dashboard lights and symbols. Audible sounds may also be used on occasion.

Kia dashboard warning lights are a combination of universal recognised symbols and symbols unique to Kia. The colour of the light will typically signify the importance or severity of the issue. Green and blue lights inform the driver that a system is active, such as full beam headlights (blue) or that cruise control is active (green) for example.

Attention should be paid to orange / amber and in particular red symbols. An amber symbol will signify that something requires attention soon, such as a non-urgent issue on the vehicle or an engine service. Red is used to signify something more urgent such as low oil levels or engine temperatures running hot. Flashing lights accompanied by an audible sound signify immediate attention where potential harm to vehicle or driver / passengers may ensue.

This PDF contains details Kia dashboard warning lights and symbols with pictures, an explanation of the symbol along with the appropriate action that should be taken.

Tyres

Tyres are the only point of contact your Kia has with the road surface; therefore they should be checked regularly. Worn or incorrectly inflated tyres can be dangerous and can cause serious accidents. Ignoring the wear and tear on your tyres could result in a police fine and points on your driving license. Make sure your tyre pressures and tyre wear are checked regularly. For the recommended tyre pressure of your vehicle, please refer to your Kia owner's manual.

Kia dealers offer a wide range of tyres at extremely competitive prices. For more information or for a quote contact your nearest Kia dealer.

Tyre Labelling

New EU tyre label legislation came into effect on the 1st of November 2012 to help customers make an informed decision when buying tyres. The new tyre label contains information such as Fuel efficiency, Wet grip and External rolling noise.

Find out about the UK Tyre Labelling Information for Kia cars.

Winter Tyres

During winter, 48% of all car accidents in the UK are as a result of skidding. Winter tyres are designed and developed to outperform regular tyres in cold weather conditions. When the temperature drops below 7°C, braking distances on winter tyres in wet conditions are 10% less than summer tyres and braking distances on icy conditions are reduced by as much as 20%. Thanks to the specific winter tyre tread pattern design, the adhesion on dangerous wet, snowy and icy surfaces is maximised, improving grip and handling.

Find out more about Kia winter tyres.

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