Hyundai Tucson: Checking tire inflation pressure - Consumer information, reporting safety defects & binding arbitration of 
warranty claims - Hyundai Tucson Owner's ManualHyundai Tucson: Checking tire inflation pressure

Check your tires once a month or more. Also, check the tire pressure of the spare tire.

How to Check

Use a good quality gage to check tire pressure. You can not tell if your tires are properly inflated simply by looking at them. Radial tires may look properly inflated even when they're underinflated. Check the tire's inflation pressure when the tires are cold. - "Cold" means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km).

Remove the valve cap from the tire valve stem. Press the tire gage firmly onto the valve to get a pressure measurement. If the cold tire inflation pressure matches the recommended pressure on the tire and loading information label, no further adjustment is necessary. If the pressure is low, add air until you reach the recommended amount. If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of the tire valve. Recheck the tire pressure with the tire gage. Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture.

    Recommended cold tire inflation pressures
    Tire label located on the driver's side of the center pillar outer panel gives the cold tire pressures recommended for your vehicle with the original tire size, the number of people that can ...

    Tire sidewall labeling
    Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires. This information identifies and describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire ...

    See also:

    Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System
    We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child restraint systems will be installed as described here. Again, carefully foll ...

    Booster seat installation
    Do not use the lap/shoulder belt Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) mode when using a booster seat with the seat belts. Refer to all Warnings and Cautions in the “Child safety”, “Chi ...

    Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch
    Vehicle Dynamics Control OFF switch Pressing the switch to deactivate the Vehicle Dynamics Control system can facilitate the following operations: - a standing start on a steeply sloping ...