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Features of driving in cross-country conditions
The Kia Sportage car is intended for operation in a wide range of road conditions, including on off road terrain. Nevertheless, it is not necessary to use it for movement through deep water barriers, on excessively dirty and viscous roads, and also on excessively steep slopes and descents. At movement on the hilly district try not to move parallel to a slope. Remember that the car can turn over at sudden change of a corner of a slope or its covering.
Movement on off road terrain should be carried out in an all-wheel drive mode (see. The section Use of a transfer case), try not to damage the car about stones, roots of trees and other acting obstacles. As it is possible hold a steering wheel more strong and do not forget to be fastened by a seat belt.
Crossing of water barriers should be made for the speed no more than 8 km/h, in a mode 4L of a transfer case. Remember that moisture hit on elements of system of ignition is interfaced to risk spontaneous останова the engine. Try not to allow situations when water rises above bottom edge of wheel naves.
At movement on snow or ice use special tires, or antisliding chains (if it is not forbidden by the local legislation). On all wheels establish radial tires of an identical standard size. Remember that tires for movement on snow do not give additional coupling with the normal road.
Metal chains of antisliding should correspond to a class S on SAE. At installation of chains watch durability of their obtyagivaniye, trying to adhere to instructions of their producers strictly. If during movement of a chain adjoin to body or suspension bracket elements, try to tighten once again chains if it does not help, try to change a high-speed mode as appropriate. Remember that speed limit of movement of the car equipped with chains of antisliding should not exceed 50 km/h, or the value established by manufacturer of chains (that is less).
At frequent movement on off road terrain intervals of carrying out routine maintenance should be reduced (see. Head Current leaving and service).
In transit cargoes on off road terrain place heavier subjects as it is possible closer to a forward part of the car. Watch reliability of fixing of luggage. Placing luggage on the top luggage carrier, do not exceed a maximum permissible load on a roof (45 kg), remember that laying of heavy subjects on a roof brings to shift of the center of gravity of the car and increases risk of its perevorachivaniye during movement on the rough country.
At long movement in an all-wheel drive mode there is a habit to make turns on higher speeds, than when driving in normal conditions, - do not forget about need of change of a manner of driving after congress from off road terrain.