Kia Forte: Maintenance / Washer fluid

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Washer fluid

Checking the washer fluid level

The reservoir is translucent so that you can check the level with a quick visual inspection.

Check the fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir and add fluid if necessary. In warm climates, plain water may be used if washer fluid is not available; however, in cold climates, washer fluid with anti-freezing characteristics is required to prevent freezing.

WARNING - Flammable fluid

Do not allow the washer fluid to come in contact with open flames or sparks.The windshield washer fluid reservoir is flammable under certain circumstances. This can result in a fire.

WARNING - Coolant

WARNING - Windshield fluid

Do not drink the windshield washer fluid. The windshield washer fluid is poisonous to humans and animals.

Brake/clutch fluid
Checking the brake/clutch fluid level Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically. The fluid level should be between the MAX (Maximum) and MIN (Minimum) marks on the side of the r ...

Parking brake
Checking the parking brake Check the stroke of the parking brake by counting the number of “clicks’’ heard while fully applying it from the released position. Also, the parking brake ...

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