Tag: air pressure

10 Posts

can i object to jiffy lube mechanics always inflating my tires to maximum pressure
Jul 01, 2004

Recommended psi and maximum psi are two very different things when it comes to air pressure.

Dear Car Talk

It happened again I get my oil changed at Jiffy Lube and they inflate my tires to just under the maximum pressure indicated on the tire psi max I tell them that's wrong that you should go by the driver's-door...

tires air pressure

Apr 01, 2002

Ideal air pressure for driving in snow?

Dear Car Talk

During a safety meeting at my workplace we were discussing tires and driving in the snow Several folks suggested that you could get better traction in the snow by letting some of the air out of your tires I disagreed...

snow tires tires winter air pressure

Jan 01, 2002

I'm told tire air pressure should be within 15% of the tire's max. True or false?

Dear Car Talk

Recently I was told by my mechanic that one should keep one's tire pressure within percent of the maximum stated on the tire What is your take on this -- Hank TOM My take is that I would take my...

tires air pressure

Oct 01, 2001

Where do I look for my tires' recommended air pressure: the tire sidewall or the driver's side door?

Dear Car Talk

I've got a Buick with a new set of tires The sidewall says psi and the mechanic put in psi because of the rating on the sidewall On the driver's- side door it says to put psi in the tires...

air pressure tires

Apr 01, 2001

Should I be concerned that when I get the car back from the dealer the air pressure in my tires is high?

Dear Car Talk

My question is in regard to proper tire pressure When you buy a new car the owner's manual tells you to abide by the sticker inside the door post My present car calls for psi in all four tires But...

air pressure

Nov 01, 2000

Should I lower the pressure in my tires when it's hot outside?

Dear Car Talk

There has been a lot of publicity lately regarding the correct pressure psi versus psi for certain types of tires on certain types of vehicles which I won't mention by name Editor's note We'll mention 'em It's Firestone tires on...

air pressure summer

Oct 01, 2000

Should my spare tire be inflated to the same psi as my other tires?

Dear Car Talk

Does a tire's air pressure vary depending on whether or not it is supporting the vehicle's weight I'm wondering if my spare tire which is supporting nothing should be inflated to the same psi as the other tires which are...

air pressure

Sep 01, 1997

Is paying $100 to fill your tires with nitrogen for longer lasting air pressure a great idea...or a scam?

Dear Car Talk

I heard a story on my local NPR station about a place in Houston where car owners can have the air in their tires replaced with nitrogen at a cost of This service is advertised as a fuel economy enhancement...

scams air pressure

Jan 01, 1997

Different columnists are recommending different tire air pressures -- who's correct?

Dear Car Talk

A while back you guys told a reader not to inflate his tires to psi the maximum allowable printed on the sidewall You guys said instead to use psi the pressure recommended by the manufacturer in the owner's manual The...

air pressure

Jan 01, 1996

Once and for all: NEVER inflate your tires to their maximum air pressure!

Dear Car Talk

I was recently told by my local tire store manager while fixing a leaky valve stem that I should be inflating my tires to the pressure listed on the tire not the pressure listed on the door or owners manual...

tires air pressure