Recommended tire pressure for Tesla Model 3
It is vital to maintain proper tire inflation pressures for Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 tire pressure regularly, and monitor Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3. Use Tesla Model 3 recommended tire pressure settings listed on the tire pressure chart found in Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 may have different recommended tire inflation pressures for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires. Keep your Tesla Model 3 tires inflated at recommended tire inflation pressures at all times for your driving comfort and safety.
If you replace Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 tires. Tesla Model 3 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. Tesla Model 3 replacement tires must have equal or greater speed rating compared to the original equipment tires if your Tesla Model 3 speed capability is to be maintained. It is recommended that tire installers refer to the Tesla Model 3 owner’s manual to identify any tire speed rating restriction or recommendation that could affect the operation of the vehicle. If your Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 manual to find its original equipment tire sizes and load ratings. Always refer to the Tesla Model 3 owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of Tesla Model 3 replacement tires.
Tesla Model 3 tire pressure may fluctuate with ambient temperatures, so check Tesla Model 3 tire pressure when ambient temperatures change. In winter when temperatures drop, Tesla Model 3 tires may deflate by approximately 1 psi for each 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. Maintain proper Tesla Model 3 winter tire pressure by adding air to your tires as needed to the recommended tire inflation levels.
Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 is equipped with tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), pay attention to low tire pressure warning light being on. Ensure Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3?
Recommended tire pressure for Tesla Model 3 is determined by the manufacturer based on your vehicle's characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. Select your Tesla Model 3 year to get recommended tire inflation pressures for Tesla Model 3 tires.
Where do I find recommended tire inflation pressures for Tesla Model 3?
You can find your Tesla Model 3 recommended tire pressure in Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 will be listed in psi, bar or kPa.
How to check Tesla Model 3 tire pressure?
Proper Tesla Model 3 tire inflation is essential to the overall tire performance and safety. To check tire pressure for Tesla Model 3 you will need to know its recommended tire pressure and a tire pressure gauge. Check cold inflation pressures in Tesla Model 3 tires with tire pressure gauge and adjust to Tesla Model 3 recommended tire inflation pressures as needed by adding or releasing air. Make sure to check tire inflation for your Tesla Model 3 regularly to ensure safe and comfortable drive.
Is my Tesla Model 3 equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)?
If your Tesla Model 3 is made after 2007, it should be equipped with tire pressure monitoring system. To confirm if your Tesla Model 3 has TPMS, turn on the ignition without starting the engine. If a tire icon with an exclamation sign lights up on your dashboard, your Tesla Model 3 is equipped with TPMS. You can also check Tesla Model 3 owner's manual for more information.
Why is Tesla Model 3 tire pressure warning light on?
If your Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 low tire pressure warning light is on, check all Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 tire pressure monitoring system?
To reset tire pressure monitoring system for Tesla Model 3, make sure front and rear tires are inflated to the recommended levels. Refer to your owner's manual on how to reset Tesla Model 3 TPMS.
What is recommended winter tire pressure for Tesla Model 3?
Recommended tire pressure for Tesla Model 3 is the same for any season, but you may inflate your Tesla Model 3 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 Tesla Model 3 tire pressure more often in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads.