Service Tip: What’s the Right Tire Pressure for Mercedes-Benz Vehicles?
For Smooth, Safe Rides and Long-Lasting Tires, it’s Imperative to Have the Right Tire Pressure.
We hear from myriad drivers ask questions if tires should be inflated according to the maximum PSI listed on the sidewall of their tires; however, the maximum tire pressure is not optimum.
How Do I Find the Suggested Tire PSI?
It’s on the sidewall of your tire, just below the big, bold letters of the manufacturer that reads, for instance, Max. Press 35 PSI, though most maximum tire PSI depends on the vehicle model. This number provides information of the maximum pressure your tires can carry! Let’s listen to our Service Advisor Reza Nejad on how to check your Mercedes-Benz vehicle tire pressure.
Handling Characteristics Change When You Over-Inflate Your Tires
This can be detrimental to your tires. You might also experience superior cornering when tires are inflated to the max, but there’s a downside as your braking threshold could be at risk. One quick corner and your back end could slide out.
Your Tires’ Life Decrease
The rubber rounds out at the top of the tire when your tires are inflated too much, and the center will quickly wear out. You’ll also reduce your traction and you could even cause a blowout—this sounds ten times terrifying especially on a Monday!
The Right Tire Pressure for Mercedes-Benz Vehicles?
The recommended optimum by manufacturers for your car is labeled in the door jam (by the VIN number) or in your owner’s manual. Some models even place the stickers on the trunk lid, in the console, or on the fuel door.
As aforementioned, the recommended tire pressure is usually between 30 to 35 PSI, which indicates the minimum amount of air pressure required to support your vehicle. Any less, and you’ll see poor fuel economy and handling as well as premature wear from too much flexing and tire overloading. Any more, and you’ll see a tire wear-out sooner with the risk of braking threshold and a terrible blowout!
You’ll enjoy your tires’ optimum life and performance when inflated to the recommended tire PSI!
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