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What Air Pressure Should I Use in My Tires?

What Air Pressure Should I Use in My Tires?


…drivers understand it's important to monitor the air pressure in their tires. Improperly inflated tires hurt fuel economy and cause irregular and/or rapid tire wear in addition to posing safety problems. It's recommend to check your tires' pressure at least once a month and before any long trip. Who really…

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What air pressure should go in your tires?


tire is the MAXIMUM, not a recommendation. Some vehicles, often heavier trucks, will run maximum tire pressure when heavily loaded. But for most cars running the maximum is too much. 2. The right pressure depends on the tire size and the vehicle. There is no such thing as a specific recommended pressure

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FAQ - TIRES


…the proper air pressure for my tires? Proper tire air pressure is determined by the vehicle manufacturers and is set to best fine-tune a tires capabilities to their specific vehicle make and model. The vehicle manufacturer's pressure recommendation can be found on the vehicle's tire information placard…

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The Correct Tire Pressure Is...


…the tire could be installed on a number of different vehicles. But the automaker knows just how heavy a car is and the front-to-rear balance of that weight. This is why some cars utilize slightly higher pressure in the front or rear tires. Automakers put their recommended tire pressure on the tire placard…

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What is the Recommended Tire Pressure for New Tires?

What is the Recommended Tire Pressure for New Tires?


tires. Using the vehicle's weight capacity for each axle and other considerations, the manufacturer can best calculate the psi needed to ensure the tire handles and performs well. All too often, many drivers and mechanics assume the maximum tire pressure listed on the tire's sidewall is what is recommended

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Tire Tech Information - Air Pressure - Correct, Underinflated and Overinflated


…low, remember, it usually represents about 20% of the tires recommended pressure. Disadvantages of Overinflation An overinflated tire is stiff and unyielding and the size of its footprint in contact with the road is reduced. If a vehicle's tires are overinflated by 6 psi, they could be damaged more easily…

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(PDF Document: Michelin_Care_and_Feeding.pdf)


…any changes based on temperature and pressure readings. This is because it takes a certain amount of "energy input" for tire pressures and tread temperatures to stabilize. Taking readings before the tires have reached stable operating conditions is not recommended and may lead you to miss the ideal setup…

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Tire Tech Information - Air Pressure: When and How to Set


…according to the vehicle manufacturer's cold tire pressure(s) recommended on the vehicle's tire placard or in its owner's manual. This must be done before rising ambient temperatures, the sun's radiant heat or even driving short distances temporarily warms the tires. Accommodating Variables Indoor-to-outdoor…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Maximum Inflation Pressure


…or the heat generated while driving have caused the tire pressure to temporarily increase. For the reasons indicated above, It is also normal to experience "hot" tire pressures that are up to 5 to 6 psi above the tire's recommended "cold" pressure during the day if the vehicle is parked in the sun or…

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Winter Tech - Air Pressure, Temperature Fluctuations


…colder...and your tires' inflation pressure is going down! The rule of thumb is for every 10 Fahrenheit change in air temperature, tire pressures will change about 2% (up with higher temperatures and down with lower). This means that light-duty, standard-pressure tires (typically inflated to 30-50 psi…

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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems On After Market Wheels


As a Tire Rack retail sales representative, one of the most common questions I have is "If my vehicle came from the factory with a direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and I am going to use aftermarket wheels, what options do I have regarding the TPMS?" It boils down to the following three…

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