How to Check Your Tire Pressure

Recommended Tire Inflation means Longer Tire Life

To get the most miles out of your tires you need to know the recommended tire inflation for your tires. When the temperature varies from hot to cold in the fall or cold to warm in early summer you need to check and adjust for proper inflation.

How do I find the recommended tire inflation for my vehicle?

  • The maximum inflation pressure of each tire is molded into the tire sidewall as required by the government.
  • The tire inflation pressure that Ford Motor Company or FCA Corp certifies and recommends for normal use is found on a Certification Decal or Tire Decal usually located on the driver's door or door pillar or the glove box.
  • Tire pressure information does NOT appear in the Owner Manual since the government requires it to be permanently affixed to the vehicle.

How do I check my tire pressure?

  • To get an accurate reading, your tires need to be read "cold," meaning the vehicle has been parked for at least one hour or has been driven less than a mile.
  • Remove the cap from the tire valve and place the tire pressure gauge on it firmly. Make sure you don't hear any air leaking! A digital gauge should give you a reading on its screen. Most other gauges will have a stick which pops out - the highest pressure on the stick is your current tire pressure.
  • Remove the tire gauge. Take 3 separate measurements to assure accuracy.
  • If the pressure is low, fill the tire with an air pump (found at most gas or service stations) by placing the end of the hose over the tire valve. Recheck the pressure with the gauge.
  • If the tire is overinflated, you can release air by pressing the valve inside the tire valve stem.
  • Once you have confirmed your tire is inflated to the proper level, replace the valve cap.
  • Check all your tires - be sure to include the spare!

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