Ulysses from HB writes...
How can I tell what my tire pressure is supposed to be? I bought my car used and the manual is long gone.
Ulysses, having the correct tire pressure is important for safe driving, steering and stopping, not to mention good fuel economy and long life from your tires. Most vehicles have the specified tire pressure listed on a label in the driver's door opening for original tire and wheel sizes.
If you don't have the label you can stop by and we'll determine the correct pressure, adjust the tire pressure for you and write it in the door jamb for future reference. You can also go to an online manual guide.
Contrary to popular belief, the correct tire pressure is not listed on the tires themselves. What is listed on the sidewall of your tire is the maximum allowable weight rating at the maximum pressure. Best to use the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation for ultimate performance.
Tires that are over-inflated will give you a bouncy ride and a poor-handling vehicle. On the flip side, tires that are too low can cause premature wear and could cause skidding when braking or cornering.
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