The Confusion Over Tire Air-Pressure

The confusion around how much air-pressure to apply to any tire originates from two sources. Your vehicle manufacturer places their recommendation in the car and the owner's manual. The tire manufacturer places their recommendation on the sidewall of the tire.

The air-pressure on the tire is a maximum pressure. When those two recommendations diverge, go with the car manufacturers recommendation. The manufacturer takes into account the weight of the vehicle and its road dynamics; something the tire company cannot know.

The same tire is used on multiple vehicles for different applications. Ask yourself, should a highway car use the same air-pressure as an off-road vehicle? The vehicle manufacturer knows how the car will be used and considers that when making air-pressure recommendations.

If you are confused about your recommended air-pressure, then visit our service center at Fox Marquette in Marquette, MI to get a definitive answer.

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