***Myth*** A tire may explode if you exceed the “max pressure” number on the sidewall.
Truth: The “max pressure” number found on the sidewall of a tire refers to its load-carrying capability, not its burst pressure. The burst pressure of the tire is far beyond the “max pressure” number. When the tire is inflated to its max pressure, it will carry the “max load” weight that appears nearby on the sidewall. Especially for ultralow-profile tires on sport-utility vehicles, the tire may need to be inflated to its max pressure to safely carry the weight of the vehicle and its contents. Always check your owner’s manual for the recommended tire pressure for your