Lotus Elan Recommended Tire Pressure

Check Lotus Elan tire pressure chart to find recommended tire pressure for Lotus Elan tires for better fuel efficiency, longer tire life and safer driving. Select your Lotus Elan year.

It is important to maintain proper tire pressure for Lotus Elan tires. Low tire pressure will result in tire underinflation, and high tire pressure will result in tire overinflation, which can compromise tire safety, cause tire blowout, decrease fuel efficiency, cause uneven tire wear and reduce tire tread life. Check Lotus Elan tire pressure regularly, and monitor Lotus Elan tire inflation levels to avoid driving with overinflated or underinflated tires.

Tire inflation value listed on tire sidewall is a maximum tire pressure the tire can be inflated to, and not the recommended tire pressure for Lotus Elan. Use recommended tire pressure listed on the tire pressure chart found on a sticker on driver's door jam or in Lotus Elan manual. Recommended tire pressure for your Lotus Elan tires will be listed in one of the following pressure units: psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kiloPascals). Pay attention as your Lotus Elan may have different recommended tire pressure values for front and rear tires. Keep your Lotus Elan tires inflated at recommended tire pressure levels at all times for your driving comfort and safety.

If you replace Lotus Elan original equipment tires with optional tire sizes or you switch to plus size tires, make sure to follow guidelines for the application of load and inflation tables to find proper tire pressure for new tires on your Lotus Elan. Lotus Elan tires with the same load index, regardless of tire size, may carry the same load, but not always, and they may require substantially different inflation pressures. Tire load index may not be used independently to determine replacement tire acceptability for load capacity. An equal or greater load index does not always correspond to equal or greater load capacity at all inflation pressure settings.

Always refer to the Lotus Elan owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of Lotus Elan replacement tires.

Lotus Elan replacement tires must have equal or greater speed rating compared to the original equipment tires if your Lotus Elan speed capability is to be maintained. It is recommended that tire installers refer to the Lotus Elan owner’s manual to identify any tire speed rating restriction or recommendation that could affect the operation of the vehicle. If your Lotus Elan replacement tires have a lower speed rating than the original equipment tires, the vehicle’s speed must be restricted to that of the replacement tires.

Original equipment tires that come on your Lotus Elan will have the proper tire load index, so stick to that number or higher when you replace them with new tires. Tire load index tells you how much weight your tire can carry. Putting too much weight on your tires will overload them, and can cause tire damage, premature tire wear or even tire blowout. Refer to your Lotus Elan manual to find its original equipment tire sizes and their load ratings.

Lotus Elan tire pressure changes with temperature, so check your Lotus Elan tire pressure when outside temperature goes up or down. During colder months when temperatures drop, Lotus Elan tire pressure will decrease also by approximately 1 psi for each 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Maintain proper Lotus Elan winter tire pressure by adding air to your tires as needed to the recommended tire inflation levels.

Lotus Elan tire pressure should be checked when tires are cold, after your vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours. It is best to check your tire inflation pressure in the morning, after the vehicle has been parked overnight, using a reliable tire pressure gauge.

If your Lotus Elan is equipped with tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), pay attention to low tire pressure warning light being on. Ensure your tire pressure sensors are working properly to stay alert and enjoy a safe ride. If your tire pressure warning light is on, check front and rear tires to make sure they are properly inflated.

What is the recommended tire pressure for Lotus Elan?
Recommended tire pressure for Lotus Elan is determined by the manufacturer based on your vehicle's characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. Find your Lotus Elan year to get recommended tire inflation for Lotus Elan tires.

How do I find recommended tire pressure setting for Lotus Elan? What is correct Lotus Elan tire pressure?
You can find your Lotus Elan recommended tire pressure in Lotus Elan owner's manual, on sticker attached to the driver's door jam, inside glove box compartment or fuel door. Recommended tire inflation for Lotus Elan will be listed in psi, bar or kPa.

How to check Lotus Elan tire pressure?
Proper Lotus Elan tire inflation is essential to the overall tire performance of your vehicle. To check tire pressure for Lotus Elan you will need to know its recommended tire pressure levels and a standard or digital tire pressure gauge. Check inflation levels in Lotus Elan tires with the tire pressure gauge and adjust your Lotus Elan tire pressure to its recommended levels be adding or releasing air. Check Lotus Elan tire pressure levels in all tires again. Make sure to check tire inflation for your Lotus Elan regularly to ensure safe and comfortable drive.

Why is Lotus Elan tire pressure warning light on?
If your Lotus Elan is equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) it will alert you when tire pressure is too low and your tires could be underinflated, which can lead to uneven tire wear and can cause tire failure. If Lotus Elan low tire pressure warning light is on, check all Lotus Elan tires for low tire pressure and inflate tires to the recommended tire pressure levels. Keep in mind that Tire Pressure Monitoring System does not replace routine tire pressure check and maintenance.

How to reset tire pressure warning light for Lotus Elan?
To reset tire pressure monitoring system for Lotus Elan, make sure front and rear tires are inflated to the recommended levels. Turn the engine on, then press and hold the tire pressure reset button located under the steering wheel on the instrument panel. Hold the button down until the TPMS light blinks three times, then release the button.

What is recommended winter tire pressure for Lotus Elan?
Recommended winter tire pressure for Lotus Elan is the same as all other seasons. You should keep tire inflation at recommended levels in any weather conditions. Lotus Elan tire inflation will decrease with lower outside temperatures, so make sure to check Lotus Elan tire pressure during winter months regularly to keep Lotus Elan tires properly inflated in the winter.