What should the tire pressure be in your Tesla?
Depending on your vehicle configuration, the tire pressure prescribed by Tesla typically is between 40-45 psi. You can check for your specific vehicle by opening your driver’s door and checking the sticker along the vehicle's frame. This sticker lists the tire pressures for when the tires are cold. For most accurate results, check the tire pressure when the car is at home with no driving, or is used with the shortest distance and lowest speed driving possible.
- Tire and Loading Information
- Label Vehicle Certification Label
Maintaining the tire pressure in your Tesla
Keep tires inflated to the pressures shown on the Tire and Loading Information label, even if it differs from the pressure printed on the tire itself. The Tire and Loading Information label is located on the center door pillar and is visible when the driver’s door is open.
Checking and adjusting tire pressures in your Tesla
Follow these steps when tires are cold and if your car has been stationary for over three hours:
- Remove the valve cap.
- Firmly press an accurate tire pressure gauge onto the valve to measure pressure.
- If required, add or remove air to reach the recommended pressure. Note: You can release air by pressing the metal stem in the center of the valve.
- Re-check pressure using the tire gauge.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary until the tire pressure is correct.
- Replace the valve cap to prevent dirt from entering.
Periodically check the valve for damage and leaks. Important note: Under-inflation is the most common cause of tire failures and can cause a tire to overheat, resulting in severe tire cracking, tread separation, or blowout, which causes unexpected loss of car control and increased risk of injury. Under-inflation also reduces the car's range and tire tread life.
Flat spots on Tesla tires
If your vehicle is stationary for a long period in high temperatures, tires can form flat spots. When the car is driven, these flat spots cause a vibration which gradually disappears as the tires warm up and regain their original shape. To minimize flat spots during storage, inflate tires to the maximum pressure indicated on the tire wall. Then, before driving, release air to adjust tire pressure to the recommended levels.