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In?ation - Tire Pressure
Tires need the correct amount of air pressure to
operate effectively.
Notice: Do not let anyone tell you that
under-in?ation or over-in?ation is all right. It is
not. If your tires do not have enough air
(under-in?ation), you can get the following:
? Too much ?exing
? Too much heat
? Tire overloading
? Premature or irregular wear
? Poor handling
? Reduced fuel economy
If your tires have too much air (over-in?ation),
you can get the following:
? Unusual wear
? Poor handling
? Rough ride
? Needless damage from road hazards
A Tire and Loading Information label is attached
to the vehicle?s center pillar. This label lists your
vehicle?s original equipment tires and shows the
correct in?ation pressures for your tires when they
are cold. The recommended cold tire in?ation
pressure, shown on the label, is the minimum
amount of air pressure needed to support your
vehicle?s maximum load carrying capacity.
For additional information regarding how much
weight your vehicle can carry, and an example of
the Tire and Loading Information label, see Loading
the Vehicle on page 4-19. How you load your
vehicle affects the vehicle handling and ride
comfort, never load your vehicle with more weight
than it was designed to carry.
When to Check
Check your tires once a month or more. Do not
forget to check the spare tire. If your vehicle has a
compact spare tire, it should be at 60 psi (420 kPa).
For additional information see Spare Tire on
page 5-85.
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2009 Cadillac DTS Owners Manual Summary of Content

Ination - Tire PressureTires need the correct amount of air pressure tooperate effectively.Notice: Do not let anyone tell you thatunder-ination or over-ination is all right. It isnot. If your tires do not have enough air(under-ination), you can get the following: Too much exing Too much heat Tire overloading Premature or irregular wear Poor handling Reduced fuel economyIf your tires have too much air (over-ination),you can get the following: Unusual wear Poor handling Rough ride Needless damage from road hazardsA Tire and Loading Information label is attachedto the vehicles center pillar. This label lists yourvehicles original equipment tires and shows thecorrect ination pressures for your tires when theyare cold. The recommended cold tire inationpressure, shown on the label, is the minimumamount of air pressure needed to support yourvehicles maximum load carrying capacity.For additional information regarding how muchweight your vehicle can carry, and an example ofthe Tire and Loading Information label, see Loadingthe Vehicle on page 4-19. How you load yourvehicle affects the vehicle handling and ridecomfort, never load your vehicle with more weightthan it was designed to carry.When to CheckCheck your tires once a month or more. Do notforget to check the spare tire. If your vehicle has acompact spare tire, it should be at 60 psi (420 kPa).For additional information see Spare Tire onpage 5-85.5-57