2013 KIA Optima — Owner's Manual – Page #310

Posted on 22 May, 2015
Model: 2013 KIA Optima
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What to do in an emergency
TOWING
Towing service
If emergency towing is necessary, we
recommend having it done by an author-
ized Kia dealer or a commercial tow-truck
service. Proper lifting and towing proce-
dures are necessary to prevent damage
to the vehicle. The use of wheel dollies or
flatbed is recommended.
It is acceptable to tow the vehicle with the
rear wheels on the ground (without dol-
lies) and the front wheels off the ground.
If any of the loaded wheels or suspen-
sion components are damaged or the
vehicle is being towed with the front
wheels on the ground, use a towing dolly
under the front wheels.
When being towed by a commercial tow
truck and wheel dollies are not used, the
front of the vehicle should always be lift-
ed, not the rear.
CAUTION
Do not tow with sling-type equip-
ment. Use wheel lift or flatbed
equipment.
Do not tow the vehicle backwards
with the front wheels on the
ground as this may cause dam-
age to the vehicle.
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