What PSI Should My 2018 RAV4 Tires Be?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks, Toyota RAV4 on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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2018 Toyota RAV4 Tire Pressure PSI Recommendation

We’ve talked about the 2018 Toyota RAV4 a lot lately – answering questions about cargo and passenger space, looking at its ground clearance and bringing more awareness to the newest model year of America’s favorite compact crossover SUV! Suffice it to say, we love the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

Our customers and clients do also – with Toyota reliability, advanced features and a range of model choices (including an off-road ready Adventure model) what’s not to love?

Like any vehicle, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 functions best when everything is where it should be. One of the big things that can become a sneaky problem for drivers is an under-inflated tire. This problem leads to a rougher drive than owners may be expecting from a vehicle that has one of the best-in-class rides.

Additionally, an under-inflated tire can lead to problems down the road like a puncture, or even a blowout at highway speeds which is incredibly dangerous. For this reason, Toyota includes their Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on every model 2018 Toyota RAV4 produced. This system monitors tire pressure for unsafe levels and alerts you if it gets too low.

If you’re filling up your own tires, however, you may be wondering…

What is the Recommended PSI for 2018 Toyota RAV4 Tires?

With two standard tire options (based on trim level), the 2018 Toyota RAV4 has two different ratings:

  • 17″ Tire – 225/65R17
    • Front Tire Pressure Recommendation – 33 psi
    • Rear Tire Pressure Recommendation – 33 psi
  • 18″ Tire – 235/55R18
    • Front tire Pressure Recommendation – 32 psi
    • Rear Tire Pressure Recommendation – 32 psi

Although your 2018 Toyota RAV4 will alert you if tire pressure dips beyond an acceptable threshold, it’s a good idea to monitor it regularly with a tire pressure gauge.


How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

Tire rotation helps preserve even wear, which decreases the chance and severity of lost traction in the winter. Although the 2018 Toyota RAV4 has an available all-wheel drive configuration, many drivers prefer the more efficient front-wheel drive system.

Often, a tire rotation can be done during an oil change, the process doesn’t take long.

When it comes to frequency, tires should be rotated every two oil changes, or every 5,000 – 6,000 miles. If your 2018 Toyota RAV4 model includes AWD that number should be decreased to every 2,000 miles.

[READ MORE: How to Check for Tire Wear]

At Lexington Toyota, our service center is able to get your tires rotated quickly, and during other scheduled services (like an oil change). You can visit our service center by clicking here. Or if you’re looking to schedule tire service, you can do so directly by clicking here.

If you have other questions about the 2018 Toyota RAV4, or other Toyota vehicles, we’d love to help! Contact us today!

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