Chevy Equinox Tire Pressure

The correct tire pressure in a Chevy Equinox is usually 35 psi in all four tires—but that number can vary with vehicle age and model options.
Written by Kathryn Mae Kurlychek
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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The recommended tire pressure for a Chevy Equinox is 35 pounds per square inch (PSI) for both front and rear tires.
We’ve all seen it: that pesky, orange, exclamation-point-shaped light that pops up on our dashboard and just won’t go away. And we’ve probably all ignored it, too (at least for a little while), telling ourselves we’ll get around to putting air in our tires eventually.
But low tire pressure can result in more than just a nagging light. Without proper air pressure, you could see a decrease in your car’s fuel efficiency and an increase in your risk of a tire blowout. That’s why it’s essential to attend to your low tire pressure light as soon as it pops up.
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What is the right tire pressure for a Chevy Equinox?

Most of the time, the recommended tire pressure in a Chevy Equinox is 35 psi for both front and rear tires. To confirm this, you can check your owner’s manual, or take a look at the sticker attached to the driver’s side doorjamb. 
It’s a good idea to double-check your Chevy’s specifications, as the Equinox comes equipped with varying original equipment tire sizes—9 variations, in total—that can impact the exact tire pressure your vehicle needs. For example, in a 2009 Chevy Equinox, the recommended tire pressure is between 30 and 32 psi, depending on whether your Chevy sports 18-inch or 17-inch OEM wheels. Your recommended tire pressure can also vary by trim level and model year
Certain tires, such as high-performance tires, may also require a slightly different tire pressure. If you modify your Equinox to include bigger wheels and new tires, be sure to check on the tire pressure specifications for your new setup. 

Tire pressure recommendations for other Chevrolet vehicles

Vehicle
Front tire pressure
Rear tire pressure
35 psi
35 psi
35 psi
35 psi
35 psi
35 psi
35 psi
35 psi
32-35 psi
32-35 psi
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How to check Chevy Equinox tire pressure

Not sure how to check the tire pressure in your Chevy Equinox? Depending on your vehicle’s model year and options, you might see the air pressure in each tire displayed on your driver’s information center touchpad, located between the instrument cluster behind your steering wheel. 
You can use your steering wheel controls to select and view the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) display at any time by scrolling down the information screen until you come across vehicle tire pressure.
In older Equinoxes, you might not have that option—but don’t worry! Checking tire pressure in your vehicle is easy, cheap, and a handy skill to have under your car maintenance belt. To check the pressure in your tires, remove the valve stem cap located on the metal rim of each tire, then attach a tire pressure gauge to the valve stem. 
The gauge will provide you with a reading that you can use to either add or remove air as needed. You can check your tire pressure in your driveway or at a gas station’s air-filling station—which usually will have a tire pressure gauge for you to borrow. 

How often should you check tire pressure? 

As a general rule, you should be checking your tire pressure once a month. It’s also a good idea to check tire pressure before taking any long road trips! 

How to tell if your Chevy Equinox needs new tires

The average lifespan of Chevy Equinox tires is between 3 and 5 years or around 36,000 to 45,000 miles. If you put upwards of 12,000 miles a year on your Equinox, or if you have aggressive driving habits, your tires may wear out more quickly. 
That’s why we recommend getting in the habit of checking for signs of wear and tear on your tires whenever you check your tire pressure! If you notice low tread depth, odd cracks, or weird bulges in a tire, it’s time to replace it. 
MORE: Tire replacement cost

How to reset the Chevy Equinox tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light

Once you’ve filled your tires with the appropriate amount of air, your low tire pressure light should automatically turn off. But that’s not always the case—and in instances where it doesn’t turn off, you may need to take a few extra steps. If you’ve refilled your tires but you’re still getting that dashboard warning, you may need to
reset your TPMS
.
The process of resetting your TPMS can be a little bit different depending on your vehicle’s age. Below, we’ve outlined the basic steps to take to reset your TPMS based on your model year. 

In Chevy Equinox models 2008-2010

Begin by inserting your key and turning it to the “on” position in your ignition—but don’t start the vehicle yet! In keyless systems, press the start/stop button without applying any pressure to your brake pedal. Next, simultaneously press the “lock” and “unlock” buttons on your key fob for about 5 seconds, or until your horn chirps twice. You should see a “tire learning active” message appear on your driver’s display screen. 
Once learning mode has been activated, exit your vehicle and inflate or deflate your tire pressure in your front driver’s-side tire until you hear your horn chirp. Repeat this process for the rest of your vehicle’s tires to reset the TPMS sensor. Once you’ve finished resetting each tire, turn your car’s ignition to the “off” position and adjust your tire pressure as needed. 

In Chevy Equinox models 2011-2017 

Begin by inserting your key into the ignition and turning it to the “on” position (but don’t start the vehicle). Navigate to the menu on your vehicle’s driver display screen, then select vehicle information. Using your steering wheel controls, scroll and select the option titled “tire pressure.”
Once selected, press down and hold the vehicle’s SET/CLR button until your horn chirps twice. Once your horn has sounded two blasts, you can exit your vehicle and begin adjusting the tire pressure on each individual tire. Using a TPMS Relearn Tool, reset the TPMS sensor on each of your vehicle’s tires by holding your relearn tool against the sidewall and pressing the button. 
Then simply turn your ignition back off and adjust your tire pressure as needed. 

In Chevy Equinox models 2018-2022

Begin by inserting your key and turning it to the “on” position in your ignition (without starting the vehicle). Next, navigate to the “vehicle” option on your driver’s display, then select “tire pressure.” Press and hold the checkmark-shaped button until your horn sounds twice. 
Once your horn has sounded two blasts, you can exit your vehicle and begin adjusting the tire pressure on each individual tire. Using a TPMS Relearn Tool, reset the TPMS sensor on each of your vehicle’s tires by holding your relearn tool against the sidewall and pressing the button. Then turn your ignition back off and adjust your tire pressure as needed. 
MORE: How to check and add air to car tires

How to save on Chevy Equinox insurance 

Maintaining correct tire pressure is just one way you can save on the costs of car ownership. By checking your tire pressure regularly, you’re ensuring your vehicle performs the way it’s supposed to—and helping to avoid costly blowouts. 
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