When to Check
Check your tires once a month or more.
How to Check
Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire
pressure. You can’t tell if your tires are properly inﬂated
simply by looking at them. Radial tires may look
properly inﬂated even when they’re underinﬂated. Check
the tire’s inﬂation pressure when the tires are cold.
Cold means your vehicle has been sitting for at least
three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Remove the valve cap from the tire valve stem. Press
the tire gage ﬁrmly onto the valve to get a pressure
measurement. If the cold tire inﬂation pressure matches
the recommended pressure on the Certiﬁcation/Tire
label or the Tire and Loading Information label, no
further adjustment is necessary. If the inﬂation pressure
is low, add air until you reach the recommended
If you overﬁll the tire, release air by pushing on the
metal stem in the center of the tire valve. Recheck the
tire pressure with the tire gage.
Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems.
They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and
Tire Inspection and Rotation
The tires on your vehicle are different sizes front to rear.
Due to this, your tires should not be rotated. Each tire
and wheel should be used only in the position it is in.
Check your tires and wheels regularly for unusual wear
and damage. Also see, Scheduled Maintenance on
page 6-4, When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-60
and Wheel Replacement on page 5-63.