Lotus Tire Pressure

Lotus tire inflation pressures range around 26 to 36 psi based on the model, year, trim and original equipment tire sizes.

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

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

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

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

Lotus 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 Lotus 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 Lotus.

If your Lotus 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. When Lotus low tire pressure warning light is on, check all tires for low air pressure and inflate as needed. Refer to owner's manual on how to reset Lotus tire pressure monitoring system.

Select from 5 Lotus models built between 1983 and 2018 to find recommended tire pressure for Lotus tires to improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life and drive safely.

Lotus Car Tire Pressure

Lotus has 5 coupe and sedan models built from 1983 to 2018 with recommended tire pressure around 26 to 36 psi.

Lotus Elan

Recommended tire pressure for Lotus Elan tires from 1990 to 1992.

Lotus Elise

Recommended tire pressure for Lotus Elise tires from 2005 to 2011.

Lotus Esprit

Recommended tire pressure for Lotus Esprit tires from 1983 to 2004.

Lotus Evora

Recommended tire pressure for Lotus Evora tires from 2010 to 2018.

Lotus Exige

Recommended tire pressure for Lotus Exige tires from 2006 to 2010.

Recommended Lotus Tire Pressure by Year