I have inflated all tyres on my car to the manufacturer recommended tyre pressure of 28psi, but I have noticed that the front tyres look a lot more squashed than the rear tyres. This is obviously because my car is front wheel drive and there is significantly more weight on the front wheels.
So the question is, should the front tyres be at a higher pressure than the rear tyres to compensate for the extra weight? Won't the tyre wear be different on front/back tyres because of the different loads? Is there a simple method to determine what the optimum tyre pressures should be, or should i just stick with the manufacturer specs?
For info, my car is a VW Golf mk4 with 175/80R14 tyres.