2012 Scion iQ Base Model Tire Pressure
Recommended tire pressure for 2012 Scion iQ Base Model tires (1 original equipment tire size set).
|Front and Rear Tire Size||175/60R16|
|Recommended Front Tire Pressure||33 psi (2.3 bar or 228 kPa)|
|Recommended Rear Tire Pressure||32 psi (2.2 bar or 221 kPa)|
|Tire Size Type||Metric|
|Tire Load Index||82|
|Tire Load Capacity||1048 lbs (475 kg)|
|Tire Speed Rating||H|
|Maximum Tire Speed||130 mph (210 km/h)|
|Tire Load Range||SL (Standard Load)|
|Maximum Load Tire Pressure||36 psi @ 1048 lbs|
All tire pressure information listed is for informational purposes only. TirePressure.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the results of the use of this information. Always refer to your vehicle owner's manual for proper tire inflation pressures.
It is vital to maintain proper tire inflation pressures for 2012 Scion iQ tires. Low tire pressure will result in tire underinflation while high tire pressure will result in tire overinflation, which can decrease fuel efficiency, lead to uneven tire tread wear and reduce tire life, compromise tire safety and cause tire blowout. Check 2012 Scion iQ tire pressure regularly, and monitor 2012 Scion iQ tire inflation pressures to avoid driving with overinflated or underinflated tires.
Tire inflation listed on tire sidewall is the maximum air pressure the tire can hold to carry its maximum load, and not the recommended tire pressure for 2012 Scion iQ. Use 2012 Scion iQ recommended tire pressure settings listed on the tire pressure chart found in 2012 Scion iQ owner's manual, on a tire placard on driver's door or door jam, inner trunk lid, in the console or on the fuel door. Recommended tire pressure for your 2012 Scion iQ tire sizes will be listed in one of the following pressure units: psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kiloPascals). Pay attention as your 2012 Scion iQ may have different recommended tire inflation pressures for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires. Keep your 2012 Scion iQ tires inflated at recommended tire inflation pressures at all times for your driving comfort and safety.
If you replace 2012 Scion iQ original equipment tires or switch to plus size tires, make sure to follow guidelines for the application of load and inflation tables to find proper tire pressure for your new 2012 Scion iQ tires. 2012 Scion iQ tires with the same load index, regardless of tire size, may carry the same load, but may require substantially different inflation pressures. Tire load index may not be used independently to determine replacement tire acceptability for load capacity. An equal or greater load index does not always correspond to equal or greater load capacity at all inflation pressure settings. 2012 Scion iQ replacement tires must have equal or greater speed rating compared to the original equipment tires if your 2012 Scion iQ speed capability is to be maintained. It is recommended that tire installers refer to the 2012 Scion iQ owner’s manual to identify any tire speed rating restriction or recommendation that could affect the operation of the vehicle. If your 2012 Scion iQ replacement tires have a lower speed rating than the original equipment tires, your vehicle’s speed must be restricted to that of the replacement tires. Original equipment tires that come on your 2012 Scion iQ will have the proper tire load index, so use same or higher load index when choosing replacement tires. Tire load index tells you how much weight your tire can carry. Putting too much weight on your tires will overload them, and can cause premature tire wear, tire damage or even tire blowout. Refer to your 2012 Scion iQ manual to find its original equipment tire sizes and load ratings. Always refer to the 2012 Scion iQ owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of 2012 Scion iQ replacement tires.
2012 Scion iQ tire pressure may fluctuate with ambient temperatures, so check 2012 Scion iQ tire pressure when ambient temperatures change. In winter when temperatures drop, 2012 Scion iQ tires may deflate by approximately 1 psi for each 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. Maintain proper 2012 Scion iQ winter tire pressure by adding air to your tires as needed to the recommended tire inflation levels.
2012 Scion iQ tire pressure should be checked when tires are cold, after your vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours. It is best to check your tire inflation pressure in the morning, after the vehicle has been parked overnight, using a reliable tire pressure gauge.
If your 2012 Scion iQ is equipped with tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), pay attention to low tire pressure warning light being on. Ensure 2012 Scion iQ tire pressure sensors are working properly to stay alert and enjoy a safe ride. If your tire pressure warning light is on, check front and rear tires to make sure they are properly inflated.
What is the recommended tire pressure for 2012 Scion iQ?
Recommended tire pressure for 2012 Scion iQ is determined by the manufacturer based on your vehicle's characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. Select your 2012 Scion iQ trim to get recommended tire inflation pressures for 2012 Scion iQ tires.
Where do I find recommended tire pressure settings for 2012 Scion iQ?
You can find your 2012 Scion iQ recommended tire pressure in 2012 Scion iQ owner's manual, on a tire placard on driver's door or door jam, inner trunk lid, in the console or on the fuel door. Recommended tire pressure for 2012 Scion iQ will be listed in psi, bar or kPa.
How to check 2012 Scion iQ tire pressure?
Proper 2012 Scion iQ tire inflation is essential to the overall tire performance and safety. To check tire pressure for 2012 Scion iQ you will need to know its recommended tire pressure and a tire pressure gauge. Check cold inflation pressures in 2012 Scion iQ tires with tire pressure gauge and adjust to 2012 Scion iQ recommended tire inflation pressures as needed by adding or releasing air. Make sure to check tire inflation for your 2012 Scion iQ regularly to ensure safe and comfortable drive.
Why is 2012 Scion iQ tire pressure warning light on?
If your 2012 Scion iQ is equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) it will alert you when tire pressure is too low and your tires could be underinflated, which can lead to uneven tire wear or can cause tire failure. If 2012 Scion iQ low tire pressure warning light is on, check all 2012 Scion iQ tires for low air pressure and inflate tires to the recommended tire inflation pressures. Keep in mind that Tire Pressure Monitoring System does not replace routine tire pressure check and maintenance.
How do I reset 2012 Scion iQ tire pressure monitoring system?
To reset tire pressure monitoring system for 2012 Scion iQ, make sure front and rear tires are inflated to the recommended levels. Refer to your owner's manual on how to reset 2012 Scion iQ TPMS.
What is recommended winter tire pressure for 2012 Scion iQ?
Recommended tire pressure for 2012 Scion iQ is the same for any season, but you may inflate your 2012 Scion iQ tires 3 to 5 psi above the recommended tire pressure set by the manufacturer to compensate for lower temperatures during winter. Make sure to check your 2012 Scion iQ tire pressure more often in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads.