The answer is still no, Tim. 44 PSI is the pressure needed to handle the maximum possible load on your vehicle, not the recommended. Recommended PSI is vehicle specific, not tire specific.
Should tire pressure be set at vehicle or tire manufacturer specs?
The psi value listed on the vehicle’s sticker inside the door jamb or manual is the psi the manufacturer recommends in order to achieve the best fuel mileage and tire wear for that specific vehicle. Usually, this recommended psi is lower than the maximum psi shown on the tire wall.
What will happen if the pressure of the tire is much greater than what it should be?
Excessive air pressure can also distort the shape of the tire, leading to decreased traction and increased wear and tear down the center of the tire. Depending on the circumstances, repeatedly overinflated tires could wear out more quickly.
Can you go over recommended psi?
So, when filling your tires, the recommended tire pressure is the best compromise between handling, comfort, fuel economy and safety. But it’s certainly fine to go over the recommended inflation by a psi or two. And going over is always better than going under.
Is it OK to fill tires to max psi?
It isn’t advisable to fill your tire to this pressure for everyday driving. At max PSI, your car does not handle as well, braking is impaired, and you could risk dangerous blowouts. Over-inflation can also cause the center of your tire’s tread to wear out prematurely and reduce the lifespan of your tires.
Is 40 psi tire pressure too high?
Specifically, the level of 40 psi can be suitable for passenger cars or sports cars. But this is too high for small cars with a recommendation below 35 psi, while 40 psi is too low for large trucks. The recommended level for the tires of famous sports cars and passenger cars is between 32 -40 psi.
Is it bad to have over inflated tires?
Disadvantages of Overinflation
If a vehicle’s tires are overinflated by 6 psi, they could be damaged more easily when running over potholes or debris in the road. Higher inflated tires cannot isolate road irregularities well, causing them to ride harsher.
Is 50 PSI too much for tires?
340 kPa ( 50 PSI)”. This means that the tire will safely carry up to 1477 lbs. and can be safely inflated up to 300 kPa (Kilopascal) or 50 psi (pounds per square inch).
What is the optimal tire pressure for a tire with 44 PSI max?
The tire should be inflated to near the limit of the tire. That is, if the limit on the tire is 44 PSI then you should get it up to 42 or 43 PSI. The recommended tire pressure on the driver’s door (usually around 30 PSI) should be ignored.
At what pressure will a tire explode?
about 200 psi
The standard tire is inflated to about 30 to 35 pounds per square inch. Under hot weather and highway conditions, the temperature of the air inside the tire rises about 50 degrees. That increases the pressure inside the tire about 5 psi. The burst pressure of a tire is about 200 psi.
What might happen to the car tires if the pressure inside them continues to increase?
Over-inflated tires can lose traction because the shape of the tire actually becomes deformed by excessive air pressure, decreasing the tire’s footprint on the road. Over-inflated tires can be more prone to damage — an over-inflated tire is stiffer and may not react as expected to common road hazards like potholes.
Why do tire shops over-inflate tires?
So why do dealerships and shops over-inflate your tires then? Dealerships don’t intentionally over-inflate your tires, in fact they likely inflate them exactly where they should be. However due to the differences in heat, the air in the tires will expand once the tires move from the cool shop to the warm road.