1990 Lotus Elan Tire Pressure

1990 Lotus Elan tire inflation pressures range around 26 psi based on the trim and original equipment tire sizes. Select from 1 trim and 1 original equipment tire size set to find recommended tire pressure for 1990 Lotus Elan tires to improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life and drive safely.

1990 Lotus Elan Base Model

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size 205/45R16 205/45R16
Recommended Tire Pressure 26 psi 26 psi
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 29 - 31 psi 29 - 31 psi
Tire Size Type Metric Metric

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It is vital to maintain correct tire inflation pressures for 1990 Lotus Elan tires. Low tire pressure and underinflated tires can lead to uneven and excessive tire wear, poor handling and reduced fuel economy. High tire pressure and overinflated tires can result in reduced traction, poor braking and can even be a cause of a tire blowout. Check tire pressure regularly and maintain correct tire inflation for 1990 Lotus Elan to enjoy a safe and comfortable drive, save money on gas and keep auto insurance premiums low.

Recommended tire pressure for 1990 Lotus Elan is determined by the manufacturer based on its characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. You can find 1990 Lotus Elan recommended tire pressure in owner's manual or on a tire placard on the side of driver's door or door jam. 1990 Lotus Elan tire inflation will be listed in psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kilopascals). Keep in mind that tire inflation listed on tire sidewall is the maximum air pressure the tire can hold to carry its maximum load, and not necessarily the recommended tire pressure for 1990 Lotus Elan. 1990 Lotus Elan may have different recommended tire pressure settings for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires.

To check 1990 Lotus Elan tire pressure you will need to know its recommended tire inflation and a tire pressure gauge. Check tire inflation when tires are "cold" and have not been driven for at least 3 hours. Adjust 1990 Lotus Elan tire inflation to the recommended tire pressure levels as needed by adding air with a tire inflator.

If you replace 1990 Lotus Elan original equipment tires with optional or plus tire sizes, make sure to follow guidelines on how to apply tire load inflation tables when replacing 1990 Lotus Elan tires to find proper tire pressure for new tires. Always refer to the 1990 Lotus Elan owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of replacement tires.

1990 Lotus Elan tire pressure fluctuates with ambient temperatures, so when temperatures drop tires may lose approximately 1 psi of air pressure for every 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. During winter 1990 Lotus Elan tires can be inflated 3 to 5 psi above the recommended tire pressure settings to compensate for lower temperatures. Never overinflate above psi indicated on tire sidewall. Make sure to check tire pressure regularly in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads. Consult owner's manual for recommended winter tire pressure for 1990 Lotus Elan.