Toyota Prius Recommended Tire Pressure

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

It is important to maintain proper tire pressure for Toyota Prius tires. Low tire pressure will result in tire underinflation, and high tire pressure will result in tire overinflation, which can compromise tire safety, cause tire blowout, decrease fuel efficiency, cause uneven tire wear and reduce tire tread life. Check Toyota Prius tire pressure regularly, and monitor Toyota Prius tire inflation levels to avoid driving with overinflated or underinflated tires.

Tire inflation value listed on tire sidewall is a maximum tire pressure the tire can be inflated to, and not the recommended tire pressure for Toyota Prius. Use recommended tire pressure listed on the tire pressure chart found on a sticker on driver's door jam or in Toyota Prius manual. Recommended tire pressure for your Toyota Prius tires will be listed in one of the following pressure units: psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kiloPascals). Pay attention as your Toyota Prius may have different recommended tire pressure values for front and rear tires. Keep your Toyota Prius tires inflated at recommended tire pressure levels at all times for your driving comfort and safety.

If you replace Toyota Prius original equipment tires with optional tire sizes or you switch to plus size tires, make sure to follow guidelines for the application of load and inflation tables to find proper tire pressure for new tires on your Toyota Prius. Toyota Prius tires with the same load index, regardless of tire size, may carry the same load, but not always, and they 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 Toyota Prius owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of Toyota Prius replacement tires.

Toyota Prius replacement tires must have equal or greater speed rating compared to the original equipment tires if your Toyota Prius speed capability is to be maintained. It is recommended that tire installers refer to the Toyota Prius owner’s manual to identify any tire speed rating restriction or recommendation that could affect the operation of the vehicle. If your Toyota Prius replacement tires have a lower speed rating than the original equipment tires, the vehicle’s speed must be restricted to that of the replacement tires.

Original equipment tires that come on your Toyota Prius will have the proper tire load index, so stick to that number or higher when you replace them with new 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 tire damage, premature tire wear or even tire blowout. Refer to your Toyota Prius manual to find its original equipment tire sizes and their load ratings.

Toyota Prius tire pressure changes with temperature, so check your Toyota Prius tire pressure when outside temperature goes up or down. During colder months when temperatures drop, Toyota Prius tire pressure will decrease also by approximately 1 psi for each 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Maintain proper Toyota Prius winter tire pressure by adding air to your tires as needed to the recommended tire inflation levels.

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

How do I find recommended tire pressure setting for Toyota Prius? What is correct Toyota Prius tire pressure?
You can find your Toyota Prius recommended tire pressure in Toyota Prius owner's manual, on sticker attached to the driver's door jam, inside glove box compartment or fuel door. Recommended tire inflation for Toyota Prius will be listed in psi, bar or kPa.

How to check Toyota Prius tire pressure?
Proper Toyota Prius tire inflation is essential to the overall tire performance of your vehicle. To check tire pressure for Toyota Prius you will need to know its recommended tire pressure levels and a standard or digital tire pressure gauge. Check inflation levels in Toyota Prius tires with the tire pressure gauge and adjust your Toyota Prius tire pressure to its recommended levels be adding or releasing air. Check Toyota Prius tire pressure levels in all tires again. Make sure to check tire inflation for your Toyota Prius regularly to ensure safe and comfortable drive.

Why is Toyota Prius tire pressure warning light on?
If your Toyota Prius 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 and can cause tire failure. If Toyota Prius low tire pressure warning light is on, check all Toyota Prius 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 Toyota Prius?
To reset tire pressure monitoring system for Toyota Prius, make sure front and rear tires are inflated to the recommended levels. Turn the engine on, then press and hold the tire pressure reset button located under the steering wheel on the instrument panel. Hold the button down until the TPMS light blinks three times, then release the button.

What is recommended winter tire pressure for Toyota Prius?
Recommended winter tire pressure for Toyota Prius is the same as all other seasons. You should keep tire inflation at recommended levels in any weather conditions. Toyota Prius tire inflation will decrease with lower outside temperatures, so make sure to check Toyota Prius tire pressure during winter months regularly to keep Toyota Prius tires properly inflated in the winter.