How do I check the tire pressure on a Kia Optima?
My Kia Optima has been handling a bit strangely as of late, but I’m not sure why. I think that the tire pressure might be off, so I’d like to make sure that this is or isn’t the issue. How do I do it?
Eric Schad · Answered on Dec 15, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Incorrect tire pressure is often a culprit when it comes to the steering and handling of a vehicle. If you’ve never done it before, here’s how to check tire pressure on a Kia Optima:
- Look inside the owner’s manual or the driver’s side door jamb to get the correct tire pressure for the Optima.
- Only check tire pressure if your tires are cool; warm tires after driving can provide false pressure readings.
- Remove the valve stem cap from the valve stem on the tire.
- Press the tire gauge onto the valve stem to get a pounds per square inch (psi) reading.
- Release or add air as necessary.
- Go around the car and do all tires to ensure that they’re filled correctly.
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