How much air should be in my car’s tires?
The check tire pressure light appeared on my dashboard this morning. However, I’m not sure how much air my tires need. Can you help me find how much air should be in my tires?
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Getting that tire pressure light is always a headache! We’ll help you get it sorted out ASAP.
Many cars have a sticker posted on the rim of the driver’s door that lists the tire pressure for your specific make and model. When you’re looking at the sticker, the tire pressure is typically listed as cold tire pressure, referring to the pressure your tires should be at in cold weather conditions.
If you’ve looked on your car and there is no sticker to be found, the recommended tire inflation will be in your owner’s manual.
But, if you don’t have either of these options available, try a quick search online for your make and model’s tire pressure recommendation. Generally, 32 psi to 35 psi during cold weather is a good rule of thumb for many passenger cars.
As you’re filling your tires with air, be sure you don’t fill them to match the number listed on the tires themselves—this number indicates your tires’ maximum air capacity. Filling your tires to this limit can be dangerous since the pressure will increase as the tires are used or as the weather warms up.
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