Changing the coolant
Have the coolant changed by an author-
ized Kia dealer according to the
Maintenance Schedule at the beginning
of this section.
Put a thick cloth or fabric around
the radiator cap before refilling the
coolant in order to prevent the
coolant from overflowing into
engine parts such as the alternator.
WARNING - Coolant
• Do not use radiator coolant or
antifreeze in the washer fluid
• Radiator coolant can severely
obscure visibility when sprayed
on the windshield and may cause
loss of vehicle control or damage
to paint and body trim.
Do not remove the radiator cap
when the engine and radiator are
hot. Scalding hot coolant and
steam may blow out under pres-
sure causing serious injury.