Kia Niro: Winter driving / Use high quality ethylene glycol coolant

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Winter driving / Use high quality ethylene glycol coolant

Your vehicle is delivered with high quality ethylene glycol coolant in the cooling system. It is the only type of coolant that should be used because it helps prevent corrosion in the cooling system, lubricates the water pump and prevents freezing. Be sure to replace or replenish your coolant in accordance with the maintenance schedule in section 8. Before winter, have your coolant tested to assure that its freezing point is sufficient for the temperatures anticipated during the winter.

Tire chains
Since the sidewalls of radial tires are thinner, they can be damaged by mounting some types of snow chains on them. Therefore, the use of snow tires is recommended instead of snow chains. Do not ...

Check battery and cables
Winter puts additional burdens on the battery system. Visually inspect the battery and cables as described in section 8.We recommend that the level of charge in your battery be checked by an autho ...

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