Regardless of its size, every tire’s load capacity, durability, traction and handling depends on using the right inflation pressure for the application. Since both too little and too much inflation pressure sacrifices some of the tires’ performance, maintaining the “right” inflation pressure is very important.
While a wide variety of tire sizes are available to fit the many different vehicles in use today, almost every tire size can be used on more than one vehicle. This means the vehicle manufacturers are the ones that ultimately determine the tire inflation pressures they believe best fine-tune the tires’ capabilities to their specific vehicle makes and models.
The pounds per square inch (psi) pressure number branded on the tire’s sidewall shows Continue reading