Tire pressure set by dealers.

  1. Jacek6xci

    Jacek6xci Senior Member

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    Has anyone else had the wrong tire pressure set from the dealer? Should be 35/33 front/rear, mine can 40-42 on all 4 tires. Had it a week now, and just checked it and noticed.
     
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    One of the reasons to check your new car when at the dealer before leaving. When I got a new car a few yrs ago, I open the hood and found the engine cover missing.
     
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    This is not unusual, you'd think a CTR would have a better PDI history, but a car is a car.
    You haven't hurt anything but your butt/back - now the ride will be smoother.
     
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    FYI 35/33 is the cold pressure in the morning. You likely want 3 over that if you've already driven a few miles.
     
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    yeah man that sounds to me like the pressures weren't adjusted during pdi like they should have been. i would say 95% of cars come off the transport with 40-45 psi
     
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    Picked up my CTR today. Got a "tire pressure low" indication about 20 miles into the ride home. Light stayed on for the next 80 miles and is still on after parking. Just checked the pressure and they're all just under 40. Does this usually happen in newer vehicles? Should I give it some more time?

    Any suggestions on what to do?
     
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    Try resetting the TPMS through the center console so it'll set the current pressure in the tires as the correct one. Dealer probably forgot to reset after lowering it from 50 psi from shipping. If that doesn't work, then I don't know, haha.
     
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    Oh yessss – sounds about right, thanks. I'll def check into that
     
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    My hatch was at 50 PSI when I took delivery.
     
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    Dealers take 15 minutes to PDI a car. Don't be surprised if they take shortcuts.
     
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    Tires are intentionally overinflated to prevent flat spots from not being driven. Your dealer is supposed to lower them when you take delivery.
     
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    Mine were all in the low to mid 40's, Re adjusted cold to 35/33.
    Check them!!
     
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    Even if the tires are set at 35/35 if you check them after driving long distance say 100 miles or even 50 they will likely get warm and read 38-42psi in hot temp. Remember that the tire is A rated for temperature and AA rated for traction as well as a 240 tread, it is a UHP summer tire which means it will likely get hot and stay hot even if you aren't driving it too hard. max load on most higher performance tires is 50 PSI set your temp for a cold 35/35 psi and it will drive fine, that whole "over/under inflation causes wear" is from extreme scenarios, when you're under inflated to like <25psi or >45 psi if tire wear is your concern. If you're worried about a blow out at 40 psi I would not fret too much, they are a very stiff sidewall, and you would have to eat the worlds biggest crater pot hole to blow out the sidewall on the Conti 6. Hope this answers and concerns or questions!
     
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    Whats the door plaquard read? -the sticker that is on the drivers side door.
     
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