It is vital to maintain proper tire inflation pressures for Subaru tires. Low tire pressure and underinflated tires can lead to uneven and excessive tire wear, poor handling and reduced fuel economy. High tire pressure and overinflated tires can result in reduced traction, poor braking and can even be a cause of a tire blowout. Check tire pressure regularly and maintain correct tire inflation for Subaru to enjoy a safe and comfortable drive.
Recommended tire pressure for Subaru is determined by the manufacturer based on its characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. You can find Subaru recommended tire pressure in owner's manual or on a tire placard on the side of driver's door or door jam. Subaru tire inflation will be listed in psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kilopascals). Keep in mind that tire inflation listed on tire sidewall is the maximum air pressure the tire can hold to carry its maximum load, and not necessarily the recommended tire pressure for Subaru. Your Subaru may also have different recommended tire pressure settings for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires.
To check Subaru tire pressure you will need to know its recommended tire inflation and a tire pressure gauge. Check tire pressure when tires are "cold" using quality tire pressure gauge. Adjust Subaru tire inflation to the recommended tire pressure settings as needed by adding or releasing air.
If you replace Subaru original equipment tires and switch to different tire size, make sure to follow guidelines for the application of load and inflation tables to find proper tire pressure for new tires. Always refer to the Subaru owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of replacement tires.
Subaru tire pressure fluctuates with ambient temperatures, so during winter when temperatures drop tires may lose approximately 1 psi of air pressure for every 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. Some vehicle manufacturers may recommend inflating tires 3 to 5 psi above the recommended tire pressure settings to compensate for lower temperatures during winter. Make sure to check tire pressure more often in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads.
If your Subaru is made after 2007, it should be equipped with tire pressure monitoring system that uses tire pressure sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low. If Subaru low tire pressure warning light is on, check all tires for low air pressure and inflate as needed. If you need to reset TPMS, refer to owner's manual on how to reset Subaru tire pressure monitoring system.
Subaru Car Tire Pressure
Subaru has 16 coupe and sedan models from 1983 to 2019 with a recommended tire pressure range of 26 psi to 36 psi.
Subaru Light Truck Tire Pressure
Subaru has 2 pickup and light truck models from 1983 psi to with a recommended tire pressure range of 26 to 33 psi.
Subaru SUV Tire Pressure
Subaru has 4 sport utility vehicle models from 1998 to 2019 with a recommended tire pressure range of 27 psi to 36 psi.