2002 Mercury Mountaineer Tire Pressure

Recommended tire pressure for 2002 Mercury Mountaineer tires to improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life and drive safely.

2002 Mercury Mountaineer comes in 1 trim and 1 original equipment tire size set with recommended tire inflation of 30 psi to 35 psi.

2002 Mercury Mountaineer Base Model Tire Pressure

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/70R16
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa) 35 psi (2.4 bar or 241 kPa)
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 38 - 40 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index 106 106
Tire Load Capacity 2095 lbs (950 kg) 2095 lbs (950 kg)
Tire Speed Rating S S
Maximum Tire Speed 112 mph (180 km/h) 112 mph (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 your vehicle owner's manual for proper tire inflation pressures.

It is vital to maintain proper tire inflation pressures for 2002 Mercury Mountaineer 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 Mercury Mountaineer to enjoy a safe and comfortable drive.

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

To check 2002 Mercury Mountaineer tire pressure you will need to know its recommended tire inflation and a tire pressure gauge. Check tire pressure when tires are "cold" using quality tire pressure gauge. Adjust 2002 Mercury Mountaineer tire inflation to the recommended tire pressure settings as needed by adding or releasing air.

If you replace 2002 Mercury Mountaineer original equipment tires and switch to different tire size, make sure to follow guidelines for the application of load and inflation tables to find proper tire pressure for new tires. Always refer to the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of replacement tires.

2002 Mercury Mountaineer 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 Mercury Mountaineer tires can be inflated 3 to 5 psi above the recommended tire pressure settings to compensate for lower temperatures. 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 your 2002 Mercury Mountaineer.

If your 2002 Mercury Mountaineer is made after 2007, it should be equipped with tire pressure monitoring system that uses tire pressure sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low. If 2002 Mercury Mountaineer low tire pressure warning light is on, check all tires for low air pressure and inflate as needed. If you need to reset TPMS, refer to owner's manual on how to reset 2002 Mercury Mountaineer tire pressure monitoring system.