How to Adjust the Rear Brakes on a Kia Sportage

Written by allen moore
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

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.

Skill level:

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Kia Sportage

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.