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I am a new car owner (Nissan Note manufactured in 2016) and I am learning how to do basic maintenance on my car instead of going to the shop which is expensive. I want to check the tire pressure on my own but I have a problem: how do I find out the proper tire pressure for my car?

I have read every page of the owner's manual and it does not say anything. I also know that it is not in the markings on the tire, which indicates dimensions and speed rating.

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  • The max pressure should be shown on the tyre...
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 7:05
  • Sharing the make, model and year of your car can help us give a more specific answer. Tire size and brand will help too, in case they are not OEM.
    – CharlieRB
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 13:40
  • @SolarMike - While the max pressure is shown on the tire, you should always follow the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. If you don't, problems can arise with the car which could cause safety concerns. Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 14:39
  • @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 I only made the comment as the OP said "it is not in the markings on the tire" which is incorrect as the max pressure is ALWAYS given. I agree that the OP should find the correct pressures for the year, model and make of their car AND make sure they adjust the pressures according to what loads are being carried as that will also make a difference.
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 14:44
  • @SolarMike - You are correct. It just seemed you were instructing the OP to use the markings on the side of the tire to adjust tire pressure. Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 14:48

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Usually in the driver's side door jam there's a sticker which looks something like this:

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It gives you what the tire pressure should be and load ratings for your vehicle (usually). If it isn't in the driver's door jam, look around at the other door jams. It should be there somewhere.

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  • @Paulster2 is right, it will be posted. Other locations may be the fuel door, glove compartment. Look around.
    – GdD
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 8:33
  • You should also adjust, according to the manufacturer's information, the front and rear tyre pressures according to the number of occupants, the load being carried etc.
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 14:47

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