Kia Soul: Snowy or icy conditions - Winter driving - Driving your vehicleKia Soul: Snowy or icy conditions

Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Winter driving / Snowy or icy conditions

To drive your vehicle in deep snow, it may be necessary to use snow tires or to install tire chains on your tires. If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to select tires equivalent in size and type of the original equipment tires. Failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle. Furthermore, speeding, rapid acceleration, sudden brake applications, and sharp turns are potentially very hazardous practices.

During deceleration, use engine braking to the fullest extent. Sudden brake applications on snowy or icy roads may cause skids to occur. You need to keep sufficient distance between the vehicle in operation in front and your vehicle. Also, apply the brake gently. It should be noted that installing tire chains on the tire will provide a greater driving force, but will not prevent side skids.

Tire chains are not legal in all countrys. Check the country laws before fitting tire chains.

Winter driving
Severe weather conditions in the winter result in greater wear and other problems. To minimize the problems of winter driving, you should follow these suggestions: ...

Snow tires
If you mount snow tires on your vehicle, make sure they are radial tires of the same size and load range as the original tires. Mount snow tires on all four wheels to balance your vehicle’s hand ...

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Water pump Removal
1. Drain the coolant. (Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant") 2. Remove the drive belt. (Refer to Timing System - " ...

Starting the engine
WARNING Always wear appropriate shoes when operating your vehicle. Unsuitable shoes (high heels, ski boots, etc.) may interfere with your ability to use the brake, accelerator and clutch ped ...

Transmission shift indicator
Automatic transmission shift indicator This indicator displays which automatic transmission shift lever is selected. Park : P Reverse : R Neutral : N Drive : D Sports Mode : 1, 2, 3, 4, ...