Kia Soul: Necessary inspections - Before driving - Driving your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Necessary inspections

First generation AM (2010–2013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Driving your vehicle / Before driving / Necessary inspections

Fluid levels, such as engine oil, engine coolant, brake fluid, and washer fluid should be checked on a regular basis, with the exact interval depending on the fluid. Further details are provided in section 7, “Maintenance”.

WARNING - Distracted driving

Focus on the road while driving. The driver's primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of the vehicle. Use of any handled devices, other equipment or vehicle systems that distract the drive should not be used during vehicle operation.

    Before entering vehicle
    Be sure that all windows, outside mirror(s), and outside lights are clean. Check the condition of the tires. Check under the vehicle for any sign of leaks. Be sure there are no obstacles behi ...

    Before starting
    Close and lock all doors. Position the seat so that all controls are easily reached. Buckle your seat belt. Adjust the inside and outside rearview mirrors. Be sure that all lights work. C ...

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    Cruise Control
    The cruise control system is engaged by the cruise "ON/OFF" main switch located on right of steering wheel column. The system has the capability to cruise, coast, accelerate and res ...