2002 Kia Sportage Tire Pressure

2002 Kia Sportage tire inflation pressures range of 26 psi based on 1 trim and 1 original equipment tire size set.

2002 Kia Sportage Base Model

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P205/75R15
Recommended Tire Pressure 26 psi 26 psi
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 29 - 31 psi 29 - 31 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric
Tire Load Index (Maximum Tire Load Capacity) 97 (1610 lbs or 730 kg)
Tire Speed Rating (Maximum Speed) S (112 mph or 180 km/h)

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It is vital to maintain correct tire inflation pressures for 2002 Kia Sportage 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 2002 Kia Sportage to enjoy a safe and comfortable drive, save money on gas and keep auto insurance premiums low.

Recommended tire pressure for 2002 Kia Sportage is determined by the manufacturer based on its characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. You can find 2002 Kia Sportage recommended tire pressure in owner's manual or on a tire placard on the side of driver's door or door jam. 2002 Kia Sportage 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 2002 Kia Sportage. 2002 Kia Sportage may have different recommended tire pressure settings for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires.

To check 2002 Kia Sportage 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 2002 Kia Sportage tire inflation to the recommended tire pressure levels as needed by adding air with a tire inflator.

If you replace 2002 Kia Sportage original equipment tires with optional or plus tire sizes, make sure to follow guidelines on how to apply tire load inflation tables when replacing 2002 Kia Sportage tires to find proper tire pressure for new tires. Always refer to the 2002 Kia Sportage owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of replacement tires.

2002 Kia Sportage 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 2002 Kia Sportage 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 2002 Kia Sportage.