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Posts Tagged: Tire pressure

What’s is the correct tire pressure for larger tires

What is the correct tire pressure I see this question all the time on auto forums and I see lots of horrible advice. If you want to know what is the correct tire pressure, just look on the decal inside the driver’s door pillar or on the driver’s door. NEVER fill your tires to the maximum listed on the site of the tire. THAT’S DANGEROUS. Even if you’ve installed a different size tire, follow the tire pressure on the decal. Why?  Because the weight of your car didn’t change just … Read More

Tire pressure — recommended versus maximum

Tire Pressure Recommended tire pressure is NOT the same as maximum tire pressure Every car maker installs a label either on the bottom edge of the driver’s door or the driver’s side pillar. It shows the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle. The recommended tire pressure is based on the weight of your vehicle and the load rating of the tires. If you change to a different size tire with the same load rating the recommended tire pressure doesn’t change. You still follow the pressure listed on the label. What … Read More

Tire Pressure and Outside Temperature

Tire Pressure sensor, TPMS light on, and the relationship to Outside Temperature Tire pressure monitoring systems are required on all 2007 and newer cars. The new law mandates that the driver be notified when tire pressure is 25% below the manufacturer’s recommendations. You may already have TPMS on your vehicle. But did you know that outside temperature can mess with these systems? That’s right. A 10° change in tire temperature results in a 1 psi difference in air pressure. So if your tire was already low on air and temps … Read More

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