2002 Kia Optima Tires

2002 Kia Optima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Kia Optima tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
2002 Kia Optima LX Shop P205/60R15 H 30 PSI/30 PSI
2002 Kia Optima SE Shop P205/60R15 H 30 PSI/30 PSI

2002 Kia Optima LX

- Size: Shop P205/60R15

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 30 PSI/30 PSI

2002 Kia Optima SE

- Size: Shop P205/60R15

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 30 PSI/30 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Buy Tires for 2002 Kia Optima

Shopping for tires can be overwhelming, but not when you're equipped with the right information. That's why you should come to see us when it's time to buy new tires for your 2002 Kia Optima. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for  Kia Optima tires for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Whether you want a tire that's built to take tight corners, handle diverse terrain, or improve fuel-efficiency, you'll find the right tires for your vehicle and budget.

View the tires Kia recommends for 2002 Optimas, plus helpful information about Kia Optima tire pressure, tire size, and speed rating. Your vehicle can't drive correctly without the correct tires. As one of our tire technicians, Brianna, explains, "You want to find the correct size for your tire. It matters in alignments and keeping your vehicle driving the way it’s supposed to.”

Apart from finding the right tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Kia Optima tires like where and how you drive, and what tire brand you trust most. If you live in south Texas, you probably won't need studded snow tires anytime soon. Somewhere like Colorado or even Kansas is a different story. You may want to invest in a set of Kia Optima snow tires for one part of the year, and all-season tires for the rest of the year.

When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for winter and one for summer. It's one of the best ways to maximize their Kia Optima's safety and performance from January to December. Other drivers prefer to purchase one all-season set to limit trips to the tire shop and make sure their vehicle is prepared in the rain, sleet, snow, or sun!

Next, consider your driving style. Do you like taking your Kia Optima far away from civilization? Hitting the road less traveled? If you're a big off-roading fan you forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. You'll want strong tires that can take on gravel, sand, stone, and dirt. You might want to look at bigger tires with stiffer sidewalls and wider tread patterns to help protect against punctures and maintain balance on bumpy roads. But if you're comfortable in the city and suburbs, a Kia Optima tire that offers low rolling resistance for better fuel efficiency might be exactly what you want. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your vehicle. You're only a few clicks away from finding the right 2002 Kia Optima tire for your needs.

Tire Brands for Kia Optimas

You have many great options for Kia Optima tire brands when you visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. Two of them are Firestone and Bridgestone. Kia Optima Firestone tires are tires you can count on. Harvey Firestone started the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1900 in Akron, OH. He was a boundary-pusher from the beginning. Firestone recognized the untapped potential for auto tires, so he started making and testing farm, truck, and passenger tires. Fun fact: in 1908, Firestone's company introduced the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Firestone Tires has been passionate about leading the industry since day one, thanks to Harvey Firestone's industrious spirit. Firestone is now one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world with 8,000 different tires for a variety of vehicles — including the 2002 Kia Optima.

Bridgestone is another smart move for Kia Optima tires. In 1931, Shojiro Ishibashi founded The Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. in Japan. In 1990, the company merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Bridgestone Tires now has more than 50 production facilities and 55,000 employees throughout the Americas! The company remains an international leader in tire and rubber technology, providing exceptional service, tires, and more to drivers around the world. In the words of founder Shojiro Ishibashi, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can find superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 2002 Kia Optima and drive with peace of mind.

Kia Optima Tire Rotation, Repair & More

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! We make it easy to buy new 2002 Kia Optima tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time. Many stores are open late and on weekends to better fit your busy schedule.

Recommended Tires for Your 2002 Kia Optima

What tires are best for a 2002 Kia Optima? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Kia Optima.

Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
Champion Fuel Fighter

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Primewell PS830/850
PS830/850

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires

2002 Kia Optima Tire Questions

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common Kia Optima tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Is Kia tire inflation important? A small decrease in tire pressure can have a big impact on your driving. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help improve braking time, increase fuel economy, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the numbers on my Kia Optima tires mean? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • How do I check the tread depth on my Kia tires? Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Kia Optima tires.

Buy New Kia Optima Tires

Let's get you rolling on new tires. Shop online and scheduled an installation appointment today. All tire discounts and coupons are automatically applied online!