Kia Seltos Tire Pressure

Correct Kia Seltos tire pressure is 35 psi for the front tires and 33 psi for the rear. Find out what happens if the tire pressure monitoring system malfunctions here.
Written by Jason Tushinski
Reviewed by Jessa Claeys
For the Kia Seltos, the recommended tire pressure is 35 pounds per square inch (psi) for the front tires and 33 psi for the rear tires.
Maintaining the proper tire pressure is vital to ensure you enjoy a smooth and safe ride in your Kia Seltos. Tires improperly inflated can lead to lowered fuel efficiency, wonky steering, or even blowouts. All of these problems can cost you significant time and money down the road.
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What is the right tire pressure for a Kia Seltos?

The correct tire pressure for this compact SUV is different for the front and rear tires. The Seltos’ correct tire pressure is 35 psi for the front tires and 33 psi for the rear tires. This will also be listed in your owner’s manual, as well as on a sticker on the driver’s side door jamb.
If you ever modify your Seltos wheels or tires, be sure to check with the manufacturer and/or your
Kia
dealership to ensure your new tires are properly inflated.

Tire pressure recommendations for other Kia vehicles

Vehicle
Front tire pressure
Rear tire pressure
35 psi
35 psi
35 psi
35 psi
32-35 psi
32-35 psi
35 psi
35 psi
36 psi
36 psi
33 psi
33 psi
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How to check Kia Seltos tire pressure

So you’re no mechanic—we get it. It’s easy to check your Kia Seltos’ tire pressure, and we’ll teach you how. When it is safe to do so, touch the Mode button on your steering wheel, which will allow you to cycle through to the tire pressure screen on your touchscreen—easy as that!
If your Seltos’ tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) detects low tire pressure, you’ll be alerted by a low pressure light on your digital instrument cluster.
If your Seltos’ infotainment system is on the fritz, no need to worry—manually checking your Seltos’ tire pressure is easy. To check your tire pressure, remove the tire valve stem caps on your tires. Now, press a
tire pressure gauge
onto one of the stems, which will give you a pressure reading. 
If the pressure is too low, pump some air into that bad boy. If the pressure is too high, then release some air from the tire until you get to the recommended level. (The back of the tire pressure gauge is useful for this purpose!) You can do this at home or at a gas station, which will likely have its own tire pressure gauge to use.
Keep an ear and an eye out for some more subtle signs that your tire pressure is off. Uneven ride quality, decreased performance, and hampered steering are all signs that your tire pressure might be low. If in doubt, check the tire pressure.

How often should you check tire pressure?

Be sure to check your Seltos’ tire pressure once a month or before you go on a long road trip. Remember that the Seltos’ front tires should be inflated to 35 psi and the rear tires to 33 psi.

How to tell if your Kia Seltos needs new tires

On average, you will likely need to replace your tires every six years or so. That said, give your tires a close look for any noticeable signs of wear and tear, such as low tread depth, bulges, or cracks. If you notice your tires aren’t looking too hot, it might be time to replace them.
A handy way to check your tires’ tread depth is to use the penny method. Grab a penny, and stick Lincoln head down into the tire tread. If you can still see the top of the 16th president’s head, that’s a sign you’ll need to replace your tires.
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How to reset the Kia Seltos tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light

Even if you know your Seltos’ tire pressure is fine, your TPMS light might not want to go out. Here are four ways to reset a Kia Seltos’ tire pressure monitoring system.
First, hop into your Seltos and hit the highway, driving at 50 mph or above for at least 10 minutes. The next time you start your Seltos up, the TPMS light should be out.
A second way to reset the Seltos TPMS involves pressing and holding the TPMS reset button, hidden underneath the steering wheel. So, put the Seltos into the ON position without starting the engine, and then press and hold the TPMS reset button until the TPMS light on the instrument panel blinks three times. Now, start the Seltos and drive for about 20 minutes—the TPMS should reset and the light will go out.
Third, you can try inflating all tires about 3 psi above their recommended levels (to 38 psi for the front tires and 36 psi for the rear tires) before deflating them. With all tires deflated, now re-inflate them to their correct levels, and the TPMS light should go off.
A fourth way to reset the TPMS is to carefully use a wrench to disconnect the positive battery cable. Now, turn the car on and honk the horn for three seconds, which allows the Seltos to discharge the remaining charge in the TPMS. Reconnect the battery, and when you start the SUV, the TPMS light should be off.

How to save on Kia Seltos insurance

Ensuring that your tires are inflated to the proper levels is a no-brainer way to avoid unfortunate tire problems, not to mention save you money. Another great way to save your hard-earned cash? By using
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