Many of us often neglect the tire pressure. Most of us don’t even bother to check the tire pressure, we just kick the tire to see if its inflated enough. But, believe it or not, there is a whole science behind the tire pressure.
Correct tire pressure is important because it can affect your fuel economy, tire lifespan and stopping time(when you hit the brakes). It is very easy to check the tire pressure and inflate your tires. You can do this at home(if you have a tire pressure gauge), at a gas station or your local mechanic.
Newer Chevrolet models will have an automatic system that will show you the PSI on your dashboard. If you have an older Chevrolet model car and you are unsure how to check your tire pressure, please see our article: How Often Should I Check My Tire Pressure And How
Recommended Tire Pressure For Winter
The recommended tire pressure for winter is going to be different from the summer PSI. The reason is because as the temperature outside drops, your tires will lose PSI(pounds per square inch). It is believed that for every 10F drop of the outside temperature, your tire will lose 1-2 PSI. If you leave your vehicle outside over the weekend, and the temperature drops 20F, your tires will lose 4 PSI.
The recommended tire pressure for winter should always be 3-5 PSI higher than your normal tire pressure. Check the sticker on the driver door for recommended pressure and always inflate it 3-5 PSI higher when its winter.
Recommended Tire Pressure For Summer
The recommended tire pressure for summer is going to be the one that the manufacturer wrote on the sticker located on the driver door. As I mentioned before, check the tire pressure when you have sudden temperature change and inflate your tires accordingly.
Recommended Tire Pressure For Chevrolet Vehicles
|Make||Model||Summer PSI||Winter PSI|
|Chevrolet||Silverado 2500 HD||65||70|
|Chevrolet||Silverado 3500 HD||65||70|