Q: What tire size should I use and what inflation pressure should I set them at?

asked by on December 14, 2015

What tire size should I use and what inflation pressure should I set them at?

Your tires provide you with traction, stability and performance on the road. Of course, they wear out over time and you’ll need to replace them eventually. It’s very important that you replace them with the right size tires, and that you know what those tires should be inflated to. Here’s a quick introduction:

Tire Size: Depending on the trim level of your vehicle, you could need one of three potential tire sizes:

  • P215/70R16 99H

  • P225/65/R17 101H

  • P235/55R18 99H

For all tire sizes, the recommended inflation pressure is:

  • Front Tires: 32 PSI

  • Rear Tires: 32 PSI

  • Full Size Spare: 32 PSI

Tip

Always replace tires in sets (either two or four at a time, although four is recommended).

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

P0101 MAF Sensor

Hi there. Typically, a P0101 (mass airflow sensor circuit/range performance) code can be resolved by cleaning the heated wire. Aftermarket air intake systems and poorly sealed factory air filters can contaminate the heated wire of the MAF. The engineers designed...

Car won't start; get error code P0340

Let us first start by discussing the OBD code P0340, which indicates a problem with the camshaft sensor in the Celica. On your particular Toyota, the camshaft position sensor is built into the distributor, therefore you are correct to think...

What does the check brake system warning mean in the message system?

Your car is equipped with a number of different sensors designed to monitor critical systems for malfunctions and problems, including your brakes. If you see a warning message that reads “Check brake system” come on in your message center, it...

disaster

Leaks can be repaired and some leaks are frankly trivial issues in terms of difficulty of repair and cost. So, it's only a disaster if it's a "bad" leak where bad means "costly" to repair. As long as you didn't...

How do you operate the overhead compartment storage console?

Your car’s overhead compartment includes a storage console where you can stash small items, including sunglasses. It’s built into the console and folds upward when not in use. Here’s what you need to do: Press the back edge of...

What features can be found in the center console?

The center console in your vehicle offers quite a few different features, ranging from additional storage to power for charging your portable gadgets. Here’s what you should know about the features of your console: Cup Holders: The center console...

Random steering wheel shake.

Hi there. In most cases, when you experience a severe shake and vibration all of the sudden it's actually caused by road conditions. If the shake and vibration went away and has not returned while driving the same speed, you...

Where is the starter located in a 2012 kia forte

The starter is under the intake manifold on side of the engine near transmission.

How do I check the tire pressure?

While checking the tire wear on your car is important, it’s equally as vital that you keep an eye on the tire pressure. While your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), it cannot replace physically checking...

Related articles

Are Wider Tires Better?
The The size and width of the tires on your vehicle determines how your vehicle will handle in different conditions. There are several factors that go into the decision of which tires to equip your vehicle with, including: The...
How Do I Take Care of My New Tires?
You’ve You’ve equipped your car with a brand new set of tires, replacing the old set of worn out rubber. They were noisy, and every time you had to brake hard, you were losing traction. Now you’ve spent your hard-earned...
10 Biggest Car-Related Headaches and What to Do About Them
You You don’t want to, but if you're a car owner it's inevitable that at some point you will experience car troubles. It's also fairly certain that the machine you rely on will cause you grief when you least expect...