1997 Mercury Cougar Tire Pressure

1997 Mercury Cougar tire inflation pressures range around 30 psi based on the trim and original equipment tire sizes. Select from 2 trims and 3 original equipment tire size sets to find recommended tire pressure for 1997 Mercury Cougar tires to improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life and drive safely.

1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi 30 psi
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index (Maximum Tire Load Capacity) 95 (1522 lbs or 690 kg) 95 (1522 lbs or 690 kg)
Tire Speed Rating (Maximum Speed) S (112 mph or 180 km/h) S (112 mph or 180 km/h)
Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P215/70R15 P215/70R15
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi 30 psi
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index (Maximum Tire Load Capacity) 97 (1610 lbs or 730 kg) 97 (1610 lbs or 730 kg)
Tire Speed Rating (Maximum Speed) T (118 mph or 190 km/h) T (118 mph or 190 km/h)
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1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Anniversary Special

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60R16
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi 30 psi
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index (Maximum Tire Load Capacity) 97 (1610 lbs or 730 kg) 97 (1610 lbs or 730 kg)
Tire Speed Rating (Maximum Speed) S (112 mph or 180 km/h) S (112 mph or 180 km/h)

All tire pressure information listed is for informational purposes only. TirePressure.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the results of the use of this information. Always refer to vehicle owner's manual for recommended tire inflation pressures.

It is vital to maintain correct tire inflation pressures for 1997 Mercury Cougar 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 1997 Mercury Cougar to enjoy a safe and comfortable drive, save money on gas and keep auto insurance premiums low.

Recommended tire pressure for 1997 Mercury Cougar is determined by the manufacturer based on its characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. You can find 1997 Mercury Cougar recommended tire pressure in owner's manual or on a tire placard on the side of driver's door or door jam. 1997 Mercury Cougar 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 1997 Mercury Cougar. 1997 Mercury Cougar may have different recommended tire pressure settings for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires.

To check 1997 Mercury Cougar 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 1997 Mercury Cougar tire inflation to the recommended tire pressure levels as needed by adding air with a tire inflator.

If you replace 1997 Mercury Cougar original equipment tires with optional or plus tire sizes, make sure to follow guidelines on how to apply tire load inflation tables when replacing 1997 Mercury Cougar tires to find proper tire pressure for new tires. Always refer to the 1997 Mercury Cougar owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of replacement tires.

1997 Mercury Cougar 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 1997 Mercury Cougar 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 1997 Mercury Cougar.