Kia Rio: Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Kia Rio 2017-2024 YB Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Hazardous driving conditions

When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions:

Do not pump the brake pedal on a vehicle equipped with ABS.

WARNING - Downshifting

Do not downshift with an intelligent variable transmission while driving on slippery surfaces. The sudden change in tire speed could cause the tires to skid and result in an accident.

Economical operation
Your vehicle's fuel economy depends mainly on your style of driving, where you drive and when you drive. Each of these factors affects how many miles (kilometers) you can get from a gallon (liter ...

Rocking the vehicle
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth betwe ...

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Kia Rio 2017-2024 YB Owners Manual: Driving your vehicle


Be sure the exhaust system does not leak. The exhaust system should be checked whenever the vehicle is raised to change the oil or for any other purpose. If you hear a change in the sound of the exhaust or if you drive over something that strikes the underneath side of the vehicle, have the e ...

Kia Rio 2017-2024 YB Owners Manual: Driver's and passenger's front air bag


Driver’s front air bag Passenger’s front air bag Your vehicle is equipped with an Advanced Supplemental Restraint (Air Bag) System and lap/shoulder belts at both the driver and passenger seating position. The indications of the system's presence are the letters "AIR BAG" embossed on t ...

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