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Old 11-07-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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i dont know anything about cars really and i never put air tires before, just trying to find out how much psi i should do for my 1995 saturn sc1 car the tires are all P175/70R14 84S specs i believe
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GM recommended: 30psi front, 30psi rear.

what i do: whatever it says on the sidewall.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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32PSI ft and rear. Check the tire place card on drivers door if you need factory sec. 32 psi is average for most cars. I keep mine at 35 psi for better fuel economy. Always check when Tires are COLD.
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Actually according to the sticker inside my drivers door it says, 30 PSI Front 26 PSI Rear......
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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with varying answers idk what to go with. whats the safest bet to go with? when you guys say inside the door panel? not sure what you are talking about
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Look inside your drivers door and follow the Spec, That is the correct way of airing up your tires COLD., Theres a sticker with the tire PSI and load information follow what it says on that label.
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Sidewall PSI is MAX PSI for the tire. DO NOT USE MAX PSI it is NOT Recommended.

Check out this site for good tire stuff.


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That sticker also tells you the month and year your Saturn was Born. Its kind of like a Cabbage Patch Kids Birth Certificate. Keep in mind that a later month in the year (I believe after August) means its a 'next year' model. so for example 9/96 is a 1997 model.

PS: fill up your spare when you check the pressure on the four tires touching the asphalt. The Max PSI on the sidewall of that tire indicates what to bring it to. (unless the sticker also mentions that tire)
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Recommended tire pressure for all Saturns S Series are 32 PSI front and 26 PSI rear. It is on the label on the drivers door and in your owners manual.

This is what is recommended for best comfort and handling by the manufacture.
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Wow, a poor new member comes in for help and is given all of these varying answers of misinformation. I know that the front tires are 30 PSI and the rear tires are 26 PSI, but I don’t want you to take my word for it.

Open your driver door and look for a sticker where the door jamb is that will say something along the lines of “Tire and Loading Information”. Here, you will get the safe and recommended tire pressure rating for your car. This goes for all vehicles in the US as it’s federally mandated.
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with varying answers idk what to go with. whats the safest bet to go with? when you guys say inside the door panel? not sure what you are talking about
Look at your tire sidewalls and they will list the max pressure for the tires. Being your car likely doesn't have OEM tires, the door sticker really don't do anything other than serve as a reference to what the old tires were. You can run up to the max shown on the tire, but most cars will ride stiff and choppy if you do.

The door sticker is on the lower pillar to the rear of the drivers door. Open the door, then look below the door latch. This should be similar to what you want, but you can go to a site such as the suggested Tirerack.com site and check out specifics to your tires if they have them.

If you look into symptoms of under or over inflation you can fine tune to the needs of safety and desired ride quality and handling.

It's not rocket science, nor a set number other than common sense minimum and maximum pressures. Those probably fall within about 26-35 PSI for that size tire depending on construction.
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That sticker also tells you the month and year your Saturn was Born. Its kind of like a Cabbage Patch Kids Birth Certificate. Keep in mind that a later month in the year (I believe after August) means its a 'next year' model. so for example 9/96 is a 1997 model.
And if you wanna find the EXACT birth date (down to the specific DAY it left the factory) then you could punch the VIN into compnine... at least THAT much is still free right?
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