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The video above shows you how to add oil to your 2004 Kia Optima. Before adding oil to your Optima, make sure that your engine was cold and that your car was parked on a level surface when you checked the oil level otherwise you won't be able to tell if your Optima has a low oil level. For most Kias, if your oil level is at the minimum mark on your dipstick, you should add about a quart of oil. If you are unsure how much oil to add to your Optima, add a little bit at a time and check your dipstick frequently. This video shows you where the oil fill cap is located on your Optima and how to add oil. Adding too much oil to your Optima can be harmful, so it is easiest to add a little at a time.
If you add too much oil to your Optima, you will need to remove some by loosening the drain plug underneath your engine - check out our video on how to change your oil & oil filter to see how to remove the excess oil.
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6