The correct tire pressure for the 2021 Kia Forte model is 33 to 35 psi for both the front and rear tires. However, the recommended air pressure level can vary depending on the type of tire being used.
For this reason, it would be better to check the specifications in your owner’s manual or the sticker attached to the driver’s side door jamb. You will find the exact pressure requirements for your 2021 Kia Forte based on varying driving conditions and load.
Meanwhile, the ideal tire pressure will slightly differ if you’ve swapped the original tires that came with the 2021 Kia Forte for a new, non-standard set. You’d want to work with the air pressure required for that new setup, not the one on your car’s manual.
Whatever the case is, there’s a certain ideal psi level for your Kia Forte 2021 model. We have done the homework for you in the table below:
2021 Kia Forte Tire Pressure Based On Tire Sizes And Trims
|Trims||Tire size||Front tires||Rear tires|
|195/65R15 91T||33 psi||33 psi|
|205/55R16 91H||33 psi||33 psi|
|225/40R18 88W||35 psi||35 psi|
|225/40R18/XL 92(Y)||35 psi||35 psi|
|225/45R17 91W||33 psi||33 psi|
|LX and FE||195/65R15 91T||33 psi||33 psi|
|S and LSX||205/55R16 91H||33 psi||33 psi|
|GT||225/40R18 88W||35 psi||35 psi|
|225/40R18 92(Y) XL|
|EX, S, and GT-Line||225/45R17 91W||33 psi||33 psi|
Kia recommends (or suggests) an ideal tire pressure for their Forte models depending on the respective quality and equipment tire sizes for each year’s models.
For the 2021 Kia Forte, the factory-recommended tire pressure is outlined in the car’s owner’s manual or the tire bulletin attached to the side of the driver’s door.
It would help if you didn’t go with the tire inflation shown on the tire sidewall because the psi level represents the greatest air pressure the tire can hold to convey its most extreme load. And that is not an ideal air pressure level to drive with
As you have seen in the table above, the 2021 Kia Forte has diverse suggested tire pressure settings for the front and back tires, depending on the trim, tire size, or combination of both.
Tire Inflation Tips For 2021 Kia Forte
- The first step to checking the tire pressure on your 2021 Kia Forte is to know the vehicle’s factory-suggested tire inflation levels.
- It is better to check the air pressure levels of your tires when they are cold or have not been rolling for at least 3 hours.
- If you replace your 2021 Kia Forte original equipment tires with one or larger tire sizes, you must use slightly different tire pressure levels as the new setup recommends. Fortunately, the 2021 Kia Forte owner’s manual includes safety instructions for inflating replacement tires.
- The tire pressure on your 2021 Kia Forte can vary during weather conditions. When the temperature drops outdoors, expect to lose around 1 psi of air pressure for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Check your tire pressure more often in colder periods to be within the proper inflation level, especially as you drive on snowy and frosty terrain. The 2021 Kia Forte also has its recommended winter tire pressure outline in the owner’s manual.
- The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your 2021 Kia Forte uses tire pressure sensors to alert you when any tire loses a significant amount of air. As a result, the Forte low tire pressure warning light will illuminate the LCD.
- You must inflate your tires to the recommended PSI level and check for possible punctures or leaks.
- Suppose you pump your tires to the required tire pressure level on the Kia Forte 2021. Tire pressure is displayed 1 to 2 minutes after driving. So if the pressure value does not appear on the screen when you stop the vehicle, expect to see a “Drive to display” message.
- If, after driving, the tire pressure does not still display on the screen, then you may need to reset the TPMS system or take it to a technician.
- Remember that the TPMS is only part of what you need for proper tire maintenance on your Kia Forte. Maintain the proper pressure for your Forte 2021 trim at all times.
Are Tpms Not Working Properly On A 2021 Kia Forte?
If your TPMS is not working properly after setting the proper tire pressure and driving for a few minutes, there’s a defect in the monitoring system.
Fortunately, the Forte has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly.
The malfunction indicator works with the low tire pressure telltale. So when the TPMS does not work properly, the telltale will flash for about 60 seconds and then remain static until the issue is resolved.
The most likely cause of a damaged TPMS system on a Kia Forte is installing replacement or alternate tires or wheels.
At this point, it becomes necessary to allow a professional to look into the vehicle because a Kia Forte with a malfunctioning TPMS system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure when it should.