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What is the correct Air Pressure for 15's

I have 195/65/R15's on the car for winter.
Whats the correct air pressure for the tires?
Right now they are set at 34.Is that ok?
Or should they be at 30-32 like my stock 205/55 R16's are.
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Correct tire pressure is on a placard on the driver side door
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32 to 34 is a good place to start but different tires will need different tire pressure. Check your tires once in a while if you find they wear outside threads faster than middle then I suggest that you increase by a couple of psi's. Vice versa if it wears center faster reduce tire pressure until you find a happy medium.

Had them inflated to 40 psi for the ride home to seat them properly then reduced pressure for comfort.
Right now I'm running my new Hankook i*pike's at 33 psi.
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My cobalt came with with stock tires at 195/65/15. The correct tire pressure is 35psi in the front and 35psi in the rear.



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My 07 door sticker reads 30psi front and back. But by experience that was too low for tires it came with.

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My 07 door sticker reads 30psi front and back. But by experience that was too low for tires it came with.

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Engineers at Chevy probably put a lot of time and money into there calculations for the correct PSI, I'd go with that
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Engineers at Chevy probably put a lot of time and money into there calculations for the correct PSI, I'd go with that
GM sales also wants the car to ride comfortably. Let's be honest here, the Cobalt is not the most comfortable car, sure it's better than a honda or a Corolla, but if you inflate the tires to hard it becomes like one of them. At 30psi it rides OK but it wears tires on the outside. That is why I was saying check for wear once in a while and adjust tire pressure accordingly.
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My cobalt came with with stock tires at 195/65/15. The correct tire pressure is 35psi in the front and 35psi in the rear.
Thanks. I guess they made them 35 on the XFE for the better gas millage.
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You will lose mpg's by lowering tire pressure but you will gain traction in snow. So find a happy medium that's good for you and your tires. Just check for wear once in a while.
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This is how I make sure all four tires are equaly inflated. This little invention of mine has four air hoses, one going to each tire. With air pressure gauge. As soon as all four are connected all four tires equalize. Then you add air to 4 tires to inflate or remove air from all four at a time. Works great, even my neighbours borrow it now.
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