Kia Optima: Inflation Pressures - Tires and Wheels - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Inflation Pressures

All tire pressures (including the spare) should be checked monthly when the tires are cold. “Cold Tires” means the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours or driven less than one mile (1.2 km). Recommended pressures must be maintained for optimum vehicle handling, and minimum tire wear.

All specifications (sizes and pressures) can be found on a label attached to

All specifications (sizes and pressures) can be found on a label attached to the front driver side door.

The correct tire pressure is 30 psi (210 kPa). The compact spare should be maintained at 60 psi (420 kPa).

WARNING - Tire Inflation WARNING - Tire Inflation

Over inflation or under inflation can reduce tire life, adversely affect vehicle handling, and lead to sudden tire failure. You could lose control and have a serious accident. Follow all the guidelines about proper tire maintenance.

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