Ford Explorer Recommended Tire Pressure

Check Ford Explorer tire pressure chart to find recommended tire pressure for Ford Explorer tires for better fuel efficiency, longer tire life and safer driving. Select your Ford Explorer year.

It is vital to maintain proper tire pressure for Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer tire pressure regularly, and monitor Ford Explorer tire inflation levels to avoid driving with overinflated or underinflated tires.

Tire inflation value 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 Ford Explorer. Use Ford Explorer recommended tire pressure settings listed on the tire pressure chart found in Ford Explorer owner's manual, on a sticker on driver's door or door jam, inner trunk lid, in the console or on the fuel door. Recommended tire pressure for your Ford Explorer tires will be listed in one of the following pressure units: psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kiloPascals). Pay attention as your Ford Explorer may have different recommended tire pressure values for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires. Keep your Ford Explorer tires inflated at recommended tire pressure levels at all times for your driving comfort and safety.

If you replace Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer tires. Ford Explorer 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.

Always refer to the Ford Explorer owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of Ford Explorer replacement tires.

Ford Explorer replacement tires must have equal or greater speed rating compared to the original equipment tires if your Ford Explorer speed capability is to be maintained. It is recommended that tire installers refer to the Ford Explorer owner’s manual to identify any tire speed rating restriction or recommendation that could affect the operation of the vehicle. If your Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer manual to find its original equipment tire sizes and load ratings.

Ford Explorer tire pressure may fluctuate with ambient temperatures, so check Ford Explorer tire pressure when ambient temperatures change. In winter when temperatures drop, Ford Explorer tires may deflate by approximately 1 psi for each 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. Maintain proper Ford Explorer winter tire pressure by adding air to your tires as needed to the recommended tire inflation levels.

Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer is equipped with tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), pay attention to low tire pressure warning light being on. Ensure Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer?
Recommended tire pressure for Ford Explorer is determined by the manufacturer based on your vehicle's characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. Select your Ford Explorer year to get recommended tire inflation for Ford Explorer tires.

How do I find recommended tire pressure settings for Ford Explorer? What is correct Ford Explorer tire pressure?
You can find your Ford Explorer recommended tire pressure in Ford Explorer owner's manual, on a sticker on driver's door or door jam, inner trunk lid, in the console or on the fuel door. Recommended tire pressure for Ford Explorer will be listed in psi, bar or kPa.

How to check Ford Explorer tire pressure?
Proper Ford Explorer tire inflation is essential to the overall tire performance and safety. To check tire pressure for Ford Explorer you will need to know its recommended tire pressure and a tire pressure gauge. Check inflation pressures in Ford Explorer tires with tire pressure gauge and adjust to Ford Explorer recommended tire pressure levels as needed by adding or releasing air. Make sure to check tire inflation for your Ford Explorer regularly to ensure safe and comfortable drive.

Why is Ford Explorer tire pressure warning light on?
If your Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer low tire pressure warning light is on, check all Ford Explorer tires for low tire pressure and inflate tires to the recommended tire pressure levels. Keep in mind that Tire Pressure Monitoring System does not replace routine tire pressure check and maintenance.

How to reset tire pressure warning light for Ford Explorer?
To reset tire pressure monitoring system for Ford Explorer, make sure front and rear tires are inflated to the recommended levels. Refer to your Ford Explorer owner's manual on how to reset your tire pressure monitoring system.

What is recommended winter tire pressure for Ford Explorer?
Recommended tire pressure for Ford Explorer is the same for any season, but you may inflate your Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer tire pressure more often in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads.