I have often wondered what is the proper inflation for car tires -- my owners manual says to inflate to 30 or 32 psi. I have a Honda Civic. However, the tires I have on the car allow for inflation as high as 44psi (I am pretty sure).
I often read that underinflated tires will give one poorer gas mileage. Does that mean I should inflate more than the 30-32psi recommended by the owners manual.
Now I am planning to go to the snow and have to put snow cables on possibly. One person at the Honda parts place, said I shoud inflate the tires close to the maximum to get more coverage on the road.
But is inflating tires closer to the maximum "unsafe" for a car my size. Or will it just give me a rougher ride? And will the cable-type chains be harder to put on, on a tire that is inflated "more" versus "less".
And for regular driving -- will I get better mileage if I inflate my tires more than 30-32psi?
does anybody really know the answer? thanks