Lexus NX: Tire inflation pressure

Checking the specified tire inflation pressure

The recommended cold tire inflation pressure and tire size are displayed on the tire and loading information label.

Lexus NX. Do-it-yourself maintenance

Inspection and adjustment procedure

Lexus NX. Do-it-yourself maintenance

  1. Tire valve
  2. Tire pressure gauge

1. Remove the tire valve cap.

2. Press the tip of the tire pressure gauge onto the tire valve.

3. Read the pressure using the gauge gradations.

4. If the tire inflation pressure is not at the recommended level, adjust the pressure.

If you add too much air, press the center of the valve to deflate.

5. After completing the tire inflation pressure measurement and adjustment, apply soapy water to the valve and check for leakage.

6. Put the tire valve cap back on.

■Tire inflation pressure check interval You should check tire inflation pressure every two weeks, or at least once a month.

Do not forget to check the spare.

■Effects of incorrect tire inflation pressure Driving with incorrect tire inflation pressure may result in the following:

If a tire needs frequent inflating, have it checked by your Lexus dealer.

■Instructions for checking tire inflation pressure

When checking tire inflation pressure, observe the following:

WARNING

■Proper inflation is critical to save tire performance Keep your tires properly inflated.

If the tires are not properly inflated, the following conditions may occur which could lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury:

NOTICE

■When inspecting and adjusting tire inflation pressure Be sure to put the tire valve caps back on.

If a valve cap is not installed, dirt or moisture may get into the valve and cause an air leak, resulting in decreased tire inflation pressure.

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