I've overinflated my car tyres. What's the worst that can happen?
August 26, 2012 7:36 AM Subscribe
I have inflated my car tyres to just under the "max inflate" number, printed on the tyres (they're at 42 PSI, max inflate is 44). I then looked in the vehicle manual, which said that they should be at 33 front, 30-32 back depending on load. Now for my actual question(s): Do I need to go back to the garage and let some air out? What's the worst that could happen?
posted by handee to Travel & Transportation (28 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The car is a 10y old Toyota Yaris, and I think the tyres are the same age as the car. When I attached the pump in the garage they all read very low (in the low 20s) so I guess I should have tried to sort the tyre pressure some time ago. I'm new to this - it is my first ever car, hence the stupid inflation error. I'm going to be driving about 800 miles in the next two weeks.