It is vital to maintain proper tire inflation pressures for Jeep tires. Low tire pressure will result in tire underinflation while high tire pressure will result in tire overinflation, which can reduce fuel efficiency, lead to uneven tire tread wear and decrease tire life, compromise tire safety and cause tire blowout. Check Jeep tire pressure regularly, and monitor Jeep 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 Jeep. Use Jeep recommended tire pressure settings listed on the tire pressure chart found in Jeep 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 Jeep 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 Jeep may have different recommended tire inflation pressures for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires. Keep your Jeep tires inflated at recommended tire inflation pressures at all times for your driving comfort and safety.
If you replace Jeep 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 Jeep tires. Jeep 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. Jeep replacement tires must have equal or greater speed rating compared to the original equipment tires if your Jeep speed capability is to be maintained. It is recommended that tire installers refer to the Jeep owner’s manual to identify any tire speed rating restriction or recommendation that could affect the operation of the vehicle. If your Jeep 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 Jeep 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 Jeep manual to find its original equipment tire sizes and load ratings. Always refer to the Jeep owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of Jeep replacement tires.
Jeep tire pressure may fluctuate with ambient temperatures, so check Jeep tire pressure when ambient temperatures change. In winter when temperatures drop, Jeep tires may deflate by approximately 1 psi for each 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. Maintain proper Jeep winter tire pressure by adding air to your tires as needed to the recommended tire inflation levels.
Jeep 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 Jeep is equipped with tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), pay attention to low tire pressure warning light being on. Ensure Jeep 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 Jeep?
Recommended tire pressure for Jeep is determined by the manufacturer based on your vehicle's characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. Select your Jeep year or model to get recommended tire inflation pressures for Jeep tires.
Where do I find recommended tire pressure settings for Jeep?
You can find your Jeep recommended tire pressure in Jeep 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 Jeep will be listed in psi, bar or kPa.
How to check Jeep tire pressure?
Proper Jeep tire inflation is essential to the overall tire performance and safety. To check tire pressure for Jeep you will need to know its recommended tire pressure and a tire pressure gauge. Check cold inflation pressures in Jeep tires with tire pressure gauge and adjust to Jeep recommended tire inflation pressures as needed by adding or releasing air. Make sure to check tire inflation for your Jeep regularly to ensure safe and comfortable drive.
Why is Jeep tire pressure warning light on?
If your Jeep 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 Jeep low tire pressure warning light is on, check all Jeep 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 Jeep tire pressure monitoring system?
To reset tire pressure monitoring system for Jeep, make sure front and rear tires are inflated to the recommended levels. Refer to your owner's manual on how to reset Jeep TPMS.
What is recommended winter tire pressure for Jeep?
Recommended tire pressure for Jeep is the same for any season, but you may inflate your Jeep 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 Jeep tire pressure more often in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads.