I haven't had my Taurus long enough to really get a handle on best pressure. I know the door says 30 psi
, but Discount Tire set my new snow tires at 35 psi
, and that seems ok. I have been trying out 38 psi
for the past week (max inflation is 44 psi
for my tires), and think I'll go back to 35 psi
or less, as I have noticed quite a bit harder ride than the all season tires on it before. And good snow tires tend to decrease MPG anyway, along with cold weather and ethanol, so it's a losing battle to begin with. Might as well have a nice ride.
My last car said (if memory serves) 32 psi
for under 130 MPH or 36 psi
for over, don't think that will be an issue with the Taurus, though.
I always ran it at 36 psi
and never had wear problems.
I agree that 35psi max inflation is quite low for any tire, but I've never shopped at Pep Boys. Hope they were cheap.