So my gf bought a 2014 Kia Rio and I guess it didn’t have an owner’s manual. Our Scion also didn’t come with a manual but I was able to easily download that from Toyota, so I can see what Toyota recommends on regular maintenance. But on the Kia when I tried to download this it seems that they wanted some sort of verification of the original owner, and the vehicle was used.
The good thing (in my opinion) about her purchase was the car doesn’t have very high mileage, and supposedly the warranty transferred over (at least partially). I don’t think we get the whole 100K mile warranty. But regardless, somebody mentioned to me today that it has a timing belt that is supposed to be changed at a certain mileage and if it breaks it could damage the pistons, because the valves could be open and the piston hits it. And even if it was under warranty Kia would not cover this if the belt was not replaced. So this is one example of why I would really like to know what we need to do to keep the car running properly. It makes be a little angry that they don’t just provide the manual for free, so I can find out this information. Maybe we should have checked to make sure the car included the manual, but I was not with her when she purchased the car.