Make sure your Altima tires are inflated to the right psi

What is the proper tire pressure of the 2017 Nissan Altima?

We know that tires are an absolutely vital component of cars, yet these round and rubbery lifesavers can sometimes go unnoticed until they have such a drastic problem that is too late to fix in any convenient manner. It is easy to forget about tires until it is too late, which is why it is always a good idea to consistently check your tire pressure. That pressure can fluctuate based on a number of different factors, including the roads you travel and the drops or increases in air temperature around the tires. Not all cars need the same amount of tire pressure, and if you drive a Nissan Altima, as many people do, you’ll need to have a specific psi. What is the proper tire pressure of the 2017 Nissan Altima? Read on for the details.

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Proper psi levels by tire size

2017 Nissan Altima tire being inflatedThe 2017 Nissan Altima is available in eight different trims: 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, SR Midnight Edition, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR, and 3.5 SL. The 2.5 and 2.5 S models are equipped with P215/60TR16 all-season tires, which require a psi of 32 psi, 220 kPa. The 2.5 SR, SR Midnight Edition, 3.5 SR, and 3.5 SL trims come with P235/45VR18 all-season tires, which require a psi of 33 psi, 230 kPa. This is also the required psi on the P215/55VR17 all-season tires found on the 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL trims. This information can also be found in your owner’s manual. 

When checking your tire pressure, be sure to check all four tires rather than just paying attention to one you think may be low. To check your tire pressure with a pressure gauge, remove the valve stem cap from the tire, then press the pressure gauge onto the valve stem. Be sure not to press too hard, or else air might escape. Remove the gauge, then read the pressure on the gauge stem and compare it to the specifications displayed on the Tire and Loading Information label on the sidewall of the tires. Add or release air as needed to get the right amount of pressure. 

If you want to have us take a look at your tires for pressure issues or any other reason rather than trying to tackle it yourself, please feel free to visit our service center and we’ll be happy to help!