The correct tire pressure for 25/60R16 tires varies by manufacturer and vehicle; locate this information on the vehicle tire placard or in the owner's manual. A 1994 Chevrolet Lumina requires 30 pounds per square inch in both the front and back tires, while a 1994 Ford Taurus requires 35 psi.
Driving on tires with low tire pressure may cause excessive heat buildup, which leads to internal structural damage. An overinflated tire is more prone to puncture damage when the car runs over an object or hits a pothole. Proper tire pressure is essential for the tire to support the vehicle's weight and for the driver to have control of the vehicle.