Myth: The proper tire pressure is stamped on the sidewall.
Truth: The pressure stamped on a tire’s sidewall is the tire manufacturer’s maximum inflation level for safe driving in all conditions. It’s not the “normal” inflation pressure and would be too high for every-day driving. The correct pressure can be found on a tag either in the door frame area or glove compartment lid in your vehicle. The pressure is determined by many factors, including the vehicle’s weight, load-carrying capacity, operating parameters, fuel economy and speed potential. Tire and auto manufacturer’s engineers work very closely to arrive at optimum pressure levels for overall conditions and maximum tire lifetime. -Centric