How to Adjust the Rear Brakes on a Kia Sportage

Written by allen moore
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The Kia Sportage is equipped with front-wheel disk brakes and rear drum brakes. The front disc brakes are self-adjusting. The rear brakes, however, can get out of adjustment over time. While it's a good idea to take your Kia Sportage in for a professional brake inspection after every other oil change, you don't need a professional to adjust the back brakes. You can complete the task in less than 15 minutes.

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    Drive your Kia Sportage to a parking area or road where there are no pedestrians or moving vehicles.

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    Stop the Kia Sportage in an area where you can drive it in reverse and achieve 20 miles per hour or greater in a safe manner.

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    Shift the Kia into reverse and safely accelerate to 20 miles per hour. Step on the brakes sharply and bring the vehicle to a halt as quickly as possible to adjust the back brakes.

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