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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-25-2018, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Niro HEV - What tire pressure?

When I look at the tire pressure display, all 4 tires are around 45psi. But when I look at the label in the driver’s side door sill, it says 36psi. Should I keep them at the higher pressure or do I need to let some air out?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-25-2018, 03:29 PM
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45 is right on the upper limit of the tires. 36 is the recommended for good ride and good mpg's.
I run 40, still a fair ride and a little better mpg's.
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Mine came from dealer with 40 PSI in the tires. That might be good for fuel economy but I suspect it might be less than optimal for braking.

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Tires mine came with say 44psi max. I have them in the high 30s. BTW the system started notifying me when the pressure dropped below 30psi.

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My tires were actually showing 47 psi when I first got it. Was the dealer supposed to reduce them to the proper pressure during their “prep” of the car? Over 10 lbs pressure seems a bit excessive.

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Cars are shipped with 50 psi to avoid flat spots. Dealer prep (often missed) is supposed to bring tires back to 36 psi spec.

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