Regardless of size, a tire's handling and durability is directly tied to using the appropriate inflation pressure for the vehicle. With a variety of wheel and tire choices for new vehicles, it's essential to rely on the vehicle manufacturer to specify the appropriate inflation pressure for the 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 for proper inflation. However, that number represents the maximum pressure that's safely allowed, but is likely higher than what is recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Tire pressure can vary on several things, including:

For best results, look for a placard on the inside of the driver's door or a similar chart in the owner's manual to determine the recommended psi for your application.

What is recommended tire pressure for Goodyear, Eagle LS, 235/65 R18 for around town and then for high speed road trip in loaded SUV?

I have a set of goodyear tires Integrity p215/65r17.sticker on door says 30 lbs, but car wonders hard to control tried 35 little better tried 40 and it drives great no front end problems 2009 charger with 27,000 miles. Thanks, Ron

I need to know the correct tire pressure of Pirelli 215/60 R16

bought goodtear assurance tripled tread 235 65 18 what is the proper pressure thank you for help

Tony,

Assuming the tire size you listed is the original equipment size, then inflate to the PSI recommended by the car manufacturer. If it is an optional size, please call in for more information

I ordered the 285/35/20 & 305/35/20 F1 G2 Goodyear eagles for my 2010 camaro which is a different than stock perillis at 36 psi - what is recommended tire pressure for the Goodyears

2007 jeep. 255/70/18 pereilli tires. what psi/

Bryan,

Goodyear only gives us a maximum PSI for specific tire sizes, nothing that is vehicle specific. Given the load indexes of your tires are higher than stock (they can carry more load than OE), you can still safely use 36 PSI.

David,

Assuming you have a Wrangler, then you can still use the recommended PSI from Jeep as the 18" tire has the same load capacity as the stock tires. Should be 30 psi front and 35 psi rear.

what is tire pressure for my front 255/3519 &rear 285/35/19 michelin

I have a 09 Avalanche 1500. Just bought new tires (17 inch rims). Tire pressure placard faded and can't read. What is the appropriate tire pressure?

Mike,

For 265/70R17 size, GM requires at least 30 PSI for reference.

What is the recommended air pressure for Pirelli 225/40ZR18 (92Y) on Mercedes Benz CL550?

I bought P285//70/17 bridgestone at revo 2, they are larger than the 265/70/17 that came on my 02 tahoeZ. I cant find a recommended pressure only the max pressure.

Patty,

I'll need a little more information on your vehicle (like the model year) as the only size we've used for your vehicle is a 255/45R18 at 30 PSI recommended. A 225/40R18 size would be 2 inches smaller in diameter so we'd never recommend that size for use on the CL550

I have a 2012 Nissan Frontier 4x4. The placard recommends 35psi on the OEM Tires which were BFG Long trail P265/70/16. I have switched to Firestone Destination A/T in the larger size of LT285/75/16 with a 3" lift. What is the recommended new pressure for this larger and LT rated tire on my truck?

Greg,

While the Firestone has quite a bit more load capacity given its size and reinforced sidewall, we'd still have you at 35 PSI minimum to keep the tire happy. You can inflate to up to 80 PSI per Firestone, but since the Nissan does not have near the axle load capacity to do any heavy hauling you're still fine at 35 PSI. You can can go over that number (and up to 80 PSI cold) if you want to increase the firmness of the tire, but that would be up to you.

what is the recommended pressure for

the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2 on a 2000 camaro SS?

Matt,

Its difficult to give a recommended PSI without knowing the tire size. Please give us a call for more information.

I have a 2008 Tacoma std cab, 2wd and upgraded my 215/70-15 to Michelin 235/75-15. Toyota only states 29 front 32 rear psi for the stock size. What would it convert to with the larger tire? All city/hwy driving, usually light load, seldom cary full loaded weight.

Thank you.

Gregory,

Even with the larger tire, the recommended PSI will still be enough to carry the weight of the vehicle safely (even at full load). If you want, you can go up to 36 PSI if you want to make the tires feel a little "firmer" without creating any irregular wear.

I have a 1967 Le Mans with Hankook 225-50 - 17 tires. What is the recommended tire pressure?

Tony,

Without knowing the load rating for your axles, I'd have you run 36 PSI (cold) to make sure you the tires carry enough weight to be safe.

I have a 2003 ford ranger 4x4 extended cab with 30x9.50x15yokohama geolander at what tire pressure is recommended. Thanks.

Johnny,

I'd have you run 36 PSI (cold) to make sure you the tires carry enough weight to be safe.

I have a new toyota hatch sport and dont understand the new tire pressure instructions,tires are 205/55R16,Cheers

Trish,

Without knowing the specific year and model of your car we could not recommend a tire pressure. For best results please call in with your vehicle information. Thanks !

OE tires for my '07 Impala are P225/60R16. However, it is currently equipped with P215/60R16. What is the correct cold psi for these tires? Thanks for your help.

Can you recommend a tire pressure for a 235/65/R16 tire on a 2008 Saturn vue? They are Firestone FR710 tires. The information tire sticker is gone off my vehicle.

Kim,

Saturn requires 30 PSI for your tire size.

I have a 2006 chrysler300c with nexen 265/35/22 what tire pressure would you recommend?Thanks

Freddie,

I'd have you use around 34 PSI given the low profile tire

I put on LT265/75R16 LR C Duratracs on a 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

The previous tires were the same size, but E-Rated and required 46 psi. What should be the recommended tire pressure for C-Rated tires.

I understand the 46 psi was due to the government recommendation for all E-Rated tires. This seems too high.

Scott,

With a 6 ply or standard load tire, Toyota requires 32 PSI for reference

Use the sticker on a truck, only if you run the truck at max weight. Otherwise it is not accurate. If you run your truck at those pressures the tire wear will prove to be overinflated with the centers worn much more than the edges

2008 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4x2

OEM BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A P275/65R18 114T SL

Replaced with Michelin LTX M/S2 LT275/65R18 123/120R E

When the tires were rotated, the tech looked at the door sticker,

and let out a bunch of air. These load-rated E "Light Truck" tires

look very under-inflated at 40psi. What PSI should they be at for

lightly-loaded highway driving?

Mark,

80 PSI is max (cold) pressure for the Michelins, and while 40 PSI is safe to use from a load capacity standpoint the tire may look a little better at 50 psi.

I have Dunlop fierce attitude mt 325x65x18 on a 2003 ford expedition with a 5" lift what should my tire pressure be set at

Tito,

Based on the weight of the Expedition, I'd have you use at least 40 PSI, and you can add pressure (up to 65 lbs. cold) to tune the tire for ride comfort or looks. (see Mark's post above)

I have Prius 2010 , using yokohama 195/65/15R 91H tyres . What should be the front and rear tires pressure & what is max cold inflation permitted in these tires .

Arjmand,

Assuming you have the Yokohama AVID S33d, max cold pressure is 44 PSi per the manufacturer. Given that this is the Original Equipment size, you would follow Toyota's guideline of 32 PSi (cold).

what the right psi on toyota prius 2008 since i change the tire to 17 instead of 16 the sensor doesn't turn off !!!

215/45ZR17 91W extra load

Hah,

We' recommend 35 PSI. If you changed wheels and tires, you may have to have a dealership reprogram the car for new sensors unless the old sensors were reused.

I have some LT265/70r17 tires on my Yukon. They are more heavy duty than what came with the truck. The inside sticker says 30-35psi, but my husband insists that recommendation was for the factory tires and my pressure should be higher than that (80 is written on the sidewall as max, instead of the factory tires' 44). Can you recommend a pressure for me? Thanks.

I have a 97 blazer LS 4x4, door placard says 235/70/15 102s tires@32 psi. I have 235/75/15 105s goodyear wranglers installed. Given the higher load index of 105 vs 102 is it correct to run 29 psi instead? I looked it up on a load vs psi chart.

Mary Anne,

If your tires are 10 ply rated (also known as E load), 50 PSI would be ideal.

Scott,

You are correct that at 29 PSI, the 235/75R15 will carry the same load as he 235/70R15 at 32 PSI. It's not going to hurt the taller tire to run the 32 PSI, so either setting is fine

I just got new Bridgestone surenity plus tires for my Mazda 6 2007. Tire max pressure is 51psi. Mazda recomand 32psi. Should I go 36psi or higher to keep my tires ,,happy,,. I think 32psi is little low for 51psi max on my new tires. What you think? Thank you

Dodge magnum inflation chart says 30psi

I have always used 30 psi I have now replaced two sets of Mich. hydro-edge at about 40,000 mi. ( 90,000 mi tire )

on both sets outer and inner tread completely worn down to the steal belt as if they were under inflated any ideas?

My 2010 Tacoma has Goodyear Wrangler Dura Trac LT285/70r17 tires. The sidewall says max 65 psi (cold). What would be a good road psi for best treadwear and ride?

Mark,

The max PSI on your tire has no bearing on the PSI needed to carry the weight of your car safely. At 36 PSI the tire will carry a little more load and corner a little better than at 32 PSI, so feel free to bump it up if you want.

Mike,

Assuming your alignment is good (and that you are using the stock tire size), the wear pattern you mentioned does make it sound like the tires are underinflated. I'd say go ahead and bump up to around 35 PSI and experiment a little (but stay below max cold pressure as listed on the tires).

Dave,

I'd probably have your use around 36 PSI, since the Tacoma is pretty lightweight (compared to the load capacity of the oversized tire) it shouldn't take much more. You can go up from there if you want to tune for handling reasons

Answered my questions perfectly, seems that everyone runs with too much air in larger tires that are not going to carry any heavy loads

215/60 16 95 PSI 30 or 35??

I have a 2011 Silverado w/ LT285/65/R18 tires. Don't carry much in the back. Normally 2 people and 2 dogs. Been running 35 psi all the way around. Too much, too little?

Rhanks.

Siddique,

Without knowing what kind of vehicle you have I really could not say. Sorry !

Bob,

To make sure the tire wears evenly across the entire tread face, I'd stick with the 35 PSI

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD with LT275/70R18 Dura Trac "E rating" tires. What's a good PSI for driving in town and when i tow my trailer 7,000lbs what would be a good range.

I have 2012 toyota fj cruiser off road ., can I use 265 70 17 E 10 ply?

What tire pressure go on 2011 camaro ls with 22x9 265/30/22 on 22x10.5 295/25/22?

Chei,

265/70-17 is fine

Michael,

36 PSI is recommended

I have a 2010 Ford F-150 super crew cab 4X4. Came with P275/55-20 tires (rated 44 psi max, recommended 35 psi all around). I am replacing them with LT 275/65-18 tires rated at 80 psi max). I never carry a heavy load but wanted aggressive tire tread for mud and snow. What tire pressure should I run so I have even tire wear and not too harsh a ride?

Guillermo,

The 275/65R18 tires are going to ride a little harsher due to the "LT" or ten ply load rating. Minimum of 50 PSI is recommended

Hi

Whats the tire pressure 205/50/15 for ek sedan Si?

Just received 4 235/65/18 Michelin Snow tires for my 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. What PSI do you recommend?

Thanks,

Stan,

A minimum of 30 PSI would be ideal

SRH,

You'll need a minimum of 32 PSI, but it wouldn't hurt to add a couple PSI to account for extreme cold temperatures (the tire will lose 1 or 2 PSI for every 10 degree drop in temperature

2009 access can 4x4 trd off road came with bf up grade to 265/75r16 load c cab label states 32 front 29 rear what would you recommend for the new size thanks

Ed,

You should be at 29 front and 32 rear for the stock size. I think you may have read that backwards. For proper wear I'd run around 35 psi.

I have a 2012 GMC SIERRA HD 2500, tires sidewall says 275/65/18 and 80 PSI, what should I have the pressure be, these are 10 ply tires and I have been having issues with the TPMS coming on if they are even a few pounds off, what do you think?

Forgot to mention they are Contitrac tires

Gina,

The 80 PSI number noted on the tire is used as a reference for the installer; the tire is not to be inflated over 80 PSI when mounting on the wheel. For normal use, GM requires 60 psi front and 70 psi rear. At the higher pressure, you run the risk of premature wear to the tire.

I have a 2007 chevy Tahoe, tire size 265/65/18. What is a good psi?

I have a 2008 GMC SIERRA Denalli 1500,oem tires are 265/65/18 and 30 psi, I have replaced them with 265/70/18 Load E Michelin LXT A/T With max pressure of 80 psi what would be a recommended psi for just regular driving for these tireson this GMC.

Jeremy,

Your tire sixe is used as part of the Z71 package, and GM recommends a minimum of 30 PSi for reference.

I have toyota corrola 2012, 195/65 15 , please recommend tire air pressure

Anver,

For the stock tire size, Toyota requires 30 psi minimum

I have a 2013 Nissan Frontier with a 2 in lift. Tires that came on it were 265/75/16. I just but the BFG AT LT285/70/17 with a 8 in rim. When I got them from tirerack they had 60 psi. I knocked it down to 40 psi. is that ok?

just bought a set of 265/50/20 Goodyear HL's for a 2014 Jeep SRT, is 36 or 38 the proper cold psI

I just bought a set of duratrac 285/70-17 I was wondering what pressure to run o an fj cruiser. The shop set them at 36 but I was told they need to be set at least to 45 or you risk damaging the side walls. Any suggestions.

Thanks

Clark,

40 psi would be the minimum please

Troy,

Given that the 265/50R20 has less load capacity than your stock tires, you'll run around 42 PSi to have a little extra safety range.

Shane,

With a lightweight vehicle like the FJ, 36 PSi would all that is needed to carry the load, but you could go up to 50 PSi if you wanted to "firm up" the sidewall

What the correct PSI for Pirelli P7 235 /50 R18?

235 65 16 what should psi be? 2007 Chevy equinox

Thomas,

We'd need to know the vehicle the tires are going on, please

Jessee,

Chevy recommends 30 PSi

Please help me, I bought a 2009 Honda Accord LX the current tires are P225/55 R16 95W, that are totally different from the P215/60R16 94H stock, at 33 psi look somewhat underinflated, so im really lost here. What would your recommendation be for tire pressure?

Edward,

At 36 PSI, you current tires will have sufficient load capacity to be safe, but you can go a little over that if you wish. I'd say go no higher than 42 otherwise you run the risk of the tires wearing abnormally

I have a 2010 mustang gt with 255 35 20 on front and 295 30 20 on back what tire pressure should I run to get best performance, ride comfort, and mileage out of the tires.

what is the proper tire pressure for my 2015 Chrysler 200C with 19" rims and 235/40/19 NEXEN tires ?

Josh,

20" low profile tires aren't going to give you much opportunity for a comfortable ride, but we'd have you run the recommended 35 PSI

Charles,

The 235/40R19 is the optional size approved by Chrysler for your vehicle, so check you door jamb for the white sticker

what is the correct pressure for my pirelli P265/50R20 im using it for my Mitsubishi Montero.

Mark,

Assuming you have the full size Montero, we'd have run 35 PSi

This is such a great resource. Recommendation for 245/50/19 . Oversize +1 from stock 18's. Lexus nx200t

Lou,

While we do not have any 19" recommendations for the NX200, but since the diameter and load index is close to the stock 18" size you can still run Lexus recommended PSi (in your door jamb)

I put BFGoodrich GForce Sport P255/45R18 front and back on my 2005 Mustang. Originals were P215/65R16. What PSI do you recommend.

Hello,

I am driving a Camaro 3,6 V6 - weight arround 3784 lbs.

What PSI do you recommend on Pirelli P-Zero Nero GT 315/25R22 rear and 295/25R22 front? Thank you

Cathy,

We recommend 32 PSi minimum for the 255/45R18 size.

Rene,

We'd recommend at least 32 PSi but would prefer 36 psi

Need to know the correct tire pressure for 2005 Toyota 4Runner with Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus tires. 265/50/20.

Thank you.

Thomas,

I'd say that 32 PSi would be the minimum for reference, but 36 PSi would give you a little reserve for safety

I just got a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2DR. It came with BFG Mud Terrain T/A tires, 35x12.5 on 17" wheels. It has a heavy duty bumper with winch in front and heavier bumper that carries the larger wheel in back. What pressures would you recommend? Thanks!

I have a Nissan Titan with Goodyear wrangler duratrac LT275/70R18, and my tires were being worn heavily on the outside, so I upped the psi to 40... Is that the right idea?

Chris,

37 PSi would be a minimum recommended pressure, but you can run around 40 PSi (cold) and be fine as well

Mik,

The Duratrac has a max inflation pressure of 80 PSi (cold) so you're OK at 40. If the wear is on the outside shoulder only, than your problem may lie in the alignment specs and not the air pressure.

I have a nisaan altima 2003....tyre are 215/16r. What would be tge recommended tyre pressure.

2010 JEEP 4 DR OEM 255/75/15 BFG Mud tire c load range @ 37 psi Gone to BFG KO2 275/70/17 E Load Range what would be the recommended pressure ?

Kwaku,

We recommend at least 20 PSi (cold)

Bilder,

Recommended is 50 PSi cold

I have 2005 dodge durango which came with 17 inch wheels i now have 275/60/20 goodyear wranglers sr-a with a max of 44 psi which is where they were set from tire place what is the correct air pressure i should use

Shane,

Given the tires are much larger than stock (and have more load capacity), 33 PSi (cold) is fine

2001 jeep Cherokee sport with 30x9.50/15R mud terrain trying to find right psi for regular use over paved/dirt mostly roads given size and weight of vehicle and tire

Anthony,

35 PSi (cold) is a good starting point, and you can go up in small amounts to tune for better handling

Have a 1998 Toyota Avalon with Yokohama AVID enVigor 185/65/15's. What psi for this time of year?

J,

Our records indicate the 1998 Toyota Avalon was equipped with 205/65R15 from the factory, with that size carrying at least 1,400 lbs. (MAX) per tire. The 185/65R15 Yokohama tire you referenced has a maximum load capacity of 1,235 lbs, and Toyota specifies that any replacement tire carry at least 1,333 lbs. Even at max (cold) PSi, the 185/65R15 does not have sufficient load capacity for your vehicle and would be considered unsafe to use. Sorry !

I have a 2007 Tahoe with 285/45r22 tires. One person told me they should be at 45psi while another says 38psi. Your recommendation?

Have a 14 wrangler unlimited with 17" rims and hankook 285/70/17's. Max pressure is 65psi. What is best pressure? 45 now seems a bit sloppy?

Scott,

Anything over 37 PSi (cold) will carry the weight of the Jeep safely for reference. I'm guessing that at 65 PSi the tire felt very responsive but would have most likely worn more quickly as the tire would almost "balloon" in the center due to the pressure. You'll probably need experiment with the pressure to find a happy medium, but I'd try and keep it under 60

Have an 08, 5.7L, V8, Tundra, SR5, double-cab, 4x2. I have stock rims with P275/65R18 Dueler A/T Revo 2's, what would you recommend for air pressure? I live in AZ so I don't know if the heat will be a major factor, mainly highway driving. Thanks in advance

I have a 1998 dodge Durango. LT245/75r16 is the tire size. Max pressure on the sidewall says 80 psi. When they put the tires on the said they should be inflated to at least 60, while a mechanic friend of mine told me 35 in the front 40 in the rear.. Fronts looks very low and squeal on sharp corners. What psi would you recommend?

Walt,

Since you have an LT tire, we'd recommend 50 PSi (cold) as a minimum.