Chevy Colorado Tire Pressure

The Chevy Colorado has a recommended tire pressure of exactly 35 psi. Here’s how to keep your tire pressure in check.
Written by Andrew Biro
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
A Chevy Colorado’s recommended tire pressure is usually 35 pounds per square inch (PSI) for all four tires, but this can vary depending on the type and size of tires you have installed.
While it may not seem that important, keeping your tires at the correct pressure is crucial to preventing steering issues, maintaining your fuel efficiency, and preventing a tire blowout. 
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What is the right tire pressure for a Chevy Colorado?

Like most Chevrolet vehicles, the Chevy Colorado has a minimum recommended tire pressure of 35 psi. Specific tire pressure can vary somewhat depending on the trim level of your vehicle, so you should always check your owner’s manual or the sticker on the driver’s side door-jamb for the factory recommendations.

Tire pressure recommendations for other Chevy vehicles

Vehicle
Front tire pressure
Rear tire pressure
Chevrolet Colorado
35 psi 
35 psi
Chevrolet Tahoe
35 psi 
35 psi
Chevrolet Equinox
35 psi 
35 psi
Chevrolet Silverado
35-40 psi 
35-40 psi
Chevrolet Traverse
35 psi 
35 psi
Chevrolet Malibu
35 psi
35 psi
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How to check Chevy Colorado tire pressure

If you have a newer Colorado that has a tire pressure monitoring system, you may be able to check your tire pressure electronically via the main instrument cluster. If there is a pressure-related issue with one of your tires, the TPMS will alert you by showing the tire pressure warning light on the dashboard.
If you can’t check your tire pressure electronically, or if you’d just prefer to do it manually, you can check it yourself with a simple tire pressure gauge. Get out a gauge (or go to a tire pressure station at a gas station), remove each tire’s valve stem cap, insert the tire gauge into the valve, wait a few seconds, and you’ll receive a reading that can then be used to add or remove air from the tire in question.
Sometimes, the signs of tire-pressure-related issues are more subtle. Worsening performance, sloppy steering, or an uneven ride could also indicate that you don’t have the correct tire pressure. 

How often should you check your tire pressure?

Most experts recommend that you check your Chevy’s tire pressure at least once in a month’s time, taking care to use the same pressure gauge each time to avoid inconsistent readings between tools.

How to tell if your Chevy Colorado needs new tires

Typically, well-maintained tires will last you between four and five years, or around 60,000 to 75,000 miles. Tire lifespan ultimately depends on a number of factors, so it's a good idea to inspect your tires for wear and tear on a regular basis. 
For example, if you start to see odd bulging or cracking and find that the tire tread depth is low, you may need to start looking for new tires.
If you’re unsure of what qualifies as “low tread depth,” take a U.S. penny and insert it Lincoln’s-head first into the tire tread. If you see any of the President’s head, your tires are worn down and probably need to be replaced.
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How to reset the Chevy Colorado’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

In the best-case scenario, your Chevy Colorado’s TPMS light will switch itself off once the pressure-related issue is addressed. But if the light doesn’t go out and you’re sure you have the right tire pressure, you can reset it yourself with the TPMS relearn tool:
  1. Turn the ignition to the “ON” position without starting the engine.
  2. Press the “MENU” button until the driver information display reads “VEHICLE MENU.”
  3. Scroll until you find the “TIRE PRESSURE” menu.
  4. Press down and hold the “SET/CLR” button until the horn sounds two times.
  5. Place the relearn tool against the sidewall of the driver’s side front tire, near the valve stem. Press the button to start the TPMS sensor.
  6. Repeat this process for the other three tires.
  7. Once you reset the last tire, turn the ignition off.
  8. Check that each tire is inflated to the correct pressure.
If the TPMS light still won’t turn off, you’ll need to take your Chevy to a licensed mechanic and have them figure out the problem.

How to save on Chevy Colorado insurance

Regularly checking your Chevy’s tire pressure is one of the easiest ways to prevent unnecessary expenses from maintenance issues and repairs. Keeping your tires properly inflated can help improve gas mileage and even reduce the chances of getting into a costly accident.
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