Cadillac Escalade: Tire Pressure - Wheels and Tires - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Tire Pressure

If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information.

Tires need the correct amount of air pressure to operate effectively.

Notice: Neither tire underinflation nor overinflation is good. Underinflated tires, or tires that do not have enough air, can result in:

  • Tire overloading and overheating which could lead to a blowout.
  • Premature or irregular wear.
  • Poor handling.
  • Reduced fuel economy.

Overinflated tires, or tires that have too much air, can result in:

  • Unusual wear.
  • Poor handling.
  • Rough ride.
  • Needless damage from road hazards.

The Tire and Loading Information label on the vehicle indicates the original equipment tires and the correct cold tire inflation pressures. The recommended pressure is the minimum air pressure needed to support the vehicle's maximum load carrying capacity.

For additional information regarding how much weight the vehicle can carry, and an example of the Tire and Loading Information label, see Vehicle Load Limits  . How the vehicle is loaded affects vehicle handling and ride comfort. Never load the vehicle with more weight than it was designed to carry.

Tire Terminology and Definitions
Air Pressure: The amount of air inside the tire pressing outward on each square inch of the tire. Air pressure is expressed in kPa (kilopascal) or psi (pounds per square inch). Accessory Weight: Th ...

When to Check
Check the tires once a month or more. Do not forget the spare tire. See Full-Size Spare Tire   for additional information. ...

See also:

Headlamp Aiming
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Brake warning lamps
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Defrosting the windshield
You can use this function to defrost the windshield or to defrost the inside of the windshield and the side windows. You should only select the defrosting function until the windshield is clear ...