Can you put more psi in tires?

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Can you put more psi in tires?

Higher pressure generally is not dangerous, as long as you stay well below the “maximum inflation pressure.” That number is listed on each sidewall, and is much higher than your “recommended tire pressure” of 33 psi, Gary. So, in your case, I’d recommend that you put 35 or 36 psi in the tires and just leave it there.

What can you do to increase the pressure of a tire?

How to Inflate Tires

  1. Remove the valve stem caps on all of your tires (keep them in a safe place, like your pocket).
  2. Use an air pump to fill the tires.
  3. Inflate your tires when they are cold.
  4. You can usually set the desired PSI level on the machine at the gas station (probably around 30-35 PSI).

What happens if you increase tire pressure?

Over-inflated tires can be more prone to damage — an over-inflated tire is stiffer and may not react as expected to common road hazards like potholes. And over-inflation can even give your vehicle a harsh, noisy ride.

What PSI should my 33 inch tires be?

Try running at 31 PSI for a tankful or 2, you will find the ride will be MUCH smoother. You won’t go back. I find running 28-30 PSI is the “sweet spot” for comfort/tire wear.

How do I fix low tire pressure?

How to Fill Your Tires with Air

  1. Remove the Valve Stem Cap. Unscrew the plastic cap that sits over the valve stem.
  2. Use a Tire Pressure Gauge to Measure the Existing Pressure.
  3. Check the Recommended Tire Pressure for Your Car.
  4. Inflate the Tires Using an Air Pump.
  5. Inflate the Tires at the Nearest Gas Station (Optional)

How do you fix low tire pressure warning?

Without starting the car, turn the key to the “On” position. Press the TPMS reset button and hold it until the light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and let it run for 20 minutes to reset the sensor. You’ll usually find the tire pressure monitor reset button beneath the steering wheel.

What should the pressure be when changing tire sizes?

How much higher sometimes varies, so contact us to verify. However, if the tire size is a good fit for the vehicle, you’re typically safe using the following pressures (all options will carry the max load listed on the tire): 35 PSI for standard load tires with the “P” in front of the size (P-metric tires), e.g. P205/55R16 89T

Where do you put the tire pressure on a car?

First, the decal pasted in the driver’s door area is put there by the manufacturer for a reason. The car maker knows the weight of the engine and transmission that was installed at the factory. And that tells them the weight of the vehicle. Tire pressure, regardless of what size tire you put on the car, is based on vehicle weight.

What should the pressure be on an extra load tire?

Extra Load tires of the same size will typically have the same load capacity at the same pressure as the Standard Load tire. However, they have added load capacity above certain pressures. Light and Standard Load tires have a maximum capacity pressure rating of 35-36 psi and Extra load tires have a maximum capacity pressure rating of 41-42 psi.

Can you put 50 psi in a SL tire?

This added pressure does nothing for load capacity. Pressures above 35-36 psi for SL tires and 41-42 psi for XL tires will not increase the load capacity of the tire. Even if you put 50 psi in an SL tire the load capacity will remain what it is at 36 psi for the higher pressure levels.

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