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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Tire Inflation Description Wheels

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Chassis / Wheels/Tires / Tire Inflation Description Wheels

When you inflate the tires to the recommended inflationpressures, the factory-installed wheels and tires are designed inorder to handle loads to the tire's rated load capacity. Incorrecttire pressures, or under-inflated tires, can cause the followingconditions:

Vehicle handling concernsPoor fuel economyShortened tire lifeTire overloading

Inspect the tire pressure when the following conditionsapply:

The vehicle has been sitting at least3-hours.The vehicle has not been driven for more than1.6-km (1-mi).The tires are cool.

Inspect the tires monthly or before any extended trip. Adjustthe tire pressure to the specifications on the tire label. Installthe valve caps or the extensions on the valves. The caps or theextensions keep out dust and water.

The kilopascal (kPa) is the metric term for pressure. Thetire pressure may be printed in both kilopascal (kPa) and psi. Onepsi equals 6.9-kPa.

Inflation Pressure Conversion(Kilopascals-to-PSI)

kPa

psi

kPa

psi

140

20

215

31

145

21

220

32

155

22

230

33

160

23

235

34

165

24

240

35

170

25

250

36

180

26

275

40

185

27

310

45

190

28

345

50

200

29

380

55

205

30

415

60

Conversion: 6.9-kPa = 1-psi

Tires with a higher than recommended pressure can cause thefollowing conditions:

A hard rideTire bruisingRapid tread wear at the center of the tire

Tires with a lower than recommended pressure can cause thefollowing conditions:

A tire squeal on turnsHard steeringRapid wear and uneven wear on the edge of the treadTire rim bruises and tire rim ruptureTire cord breakageHigh tire temperaturesReduced vehicle handlingHigh fuel consumptionSoft riding

Unequal pressure on the same axle can cause the followingconditions:

Uneven brakingSteering leadReduced vehicle handling

Refer to the Tire Placard for specific tire and wheelapplications and tire pressures.

Wheel Drive Shafts Description and Operation Wheels
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Other materials:

Hood Front Seal Replacement Weatherstripping
Hood Front Seal ReplacementCalloutComponent Name1Hood Front Seal Push-In Retainer (Qty:-5)2Hood Front Seal ...

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