[Vwdiesel] Tire pressure

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 14 22:36:01 EDT 2006

The Car Talk guys addressed this to a caller once.

They said that (assuming you are going by the max)
fill the tire up cold.  The stamped Max pressure takes
into account the pressure expansion when the tire
warms up.


--- James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net> wrote:

> You want to watch that your hot pressures do not go
> above the do not 
> exceed level as stamped on the tire. You will gain a
> few pounds pressure 
> on a warm day driving on pavement verus checking
> them cool.
> If you can stand the ride, harder gives less rolling
> resistance.
> Might try a couple pounds more on the EV, they will
> run cooler and may 
> last better.
> If you go through front brake pads like socks, be
> sure the rears are 
> doing their job. (watch for the front dropping on
> braking- it should 
> normally, but not excessively which indicates the
> rear brakes are not 
> braking as well as they should.)
> -J

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