Choosing Correct Tires For Your Vehicle

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Be sure to choose a tire that has proper load rating and air pressure requirements for your vehicle.


Before choosing a new tire for your vehicle, make sure that the tire you pick has the proper load carrying capacity and air pressure requirements for your vehicle.

The recommended air pressure for your vehicle can normally be found on the driver’s side door jam. If the tire that you choose does not meet these specs, your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will not perform correctly and the light on your dash will always be on.

The total load carrying capacity of all 4 (or 6) tires also need to meet or exceed the GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) of the vehicle. This information can also be found  on the driver’s side door jam or in the owner’s manual.

Failure to match the proper tire to your vehicle can result in an accident or even death.


Installing a tire that is OVER the load rating will never hurt a thing. EX: Your vehicle came with an E (10 Ply) rated tire and requires 60 psi to make the TPMS work correctly. Installing a F (12 Ply) tire that has a maximum of 80 psi will not hurt anything. Run the tire at the air pressure recommended for your vehicle and NOT the maximum pressure shown on the tire.

Tires do NOT have to be inflated to the maximum air pressure shown on the side of the tire unless you are carrying the maximum load that the vehicle is rated for or if the TPMS sensors will not work unless the tire is inflated to that pressure. Always use the vehicles recommended air pressure unless hauling or towing heavy loads.

NEVER over inflate a tire past the maximum PSI shown on the side of the tire.

NEVER carry more weight than the vehicle’s GVW.