Kia Cee'd: Manual transaxle operation / Downshifting

When you must slow down in heavy traffic or while driving up steep hills, downshift before the engine starts to labor. Downshifting reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration when you again need to increase your speed. When the vehicle is traveling down steep hills, downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life.

Using the clutch
The clutch pedal should be depressed all the way to the floor before shifting, then released slowly. The clutch pedal should always be fully released while driving. Do not rest your foot on th ...

Good driving practices
Never take the vehicle out of gear and coast down a hill. This is extremely hazardous. Always leave the vehicle in gear. Don't "ride" the brakes. This can cause them to overheat and m ...

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Kia Cee'd JD Owners Manual: Trailer brakes
If your trailer is equipped with a braking system, make sure it conforms to your country’s regulations and that it is properly installed and operating correctly. If your trailer weight exceeds the maximum allowed weight without trailer brakes, then the trailer will also require its ow ...

Kia Cee'd JD Owners Manual: Mode selection
The mode selection knob controls the direction of the air flow through the ventilation system. Air can be directed to the floor, dashboard outlets, or windshield. Six symbols are used to represent Face, Bi-Level, Floor, Face / Floor / Defrost, Floor / Defrost and Defrost air position. ...

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