All new Ford F-150 vehicles are equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS which continuously monitors the air pressure in all four tires and display it on the instrument cluster screen. This guide will help you in accessing this information.
The method covered in this article is for 13th generation of F-150 trucks manufactured between 2015 and 2020.
- To view tire pressure, go to Truck Info tab on the instrument cluster display using the steering wheel arrow buttons.
- Scroll down to Tire Pressure and press OK.
- The tire pressure will be displayed in psi for all four wheels.
An infographic should appear which displays air pressure for each wheel in psi.
What happens when tire pressure is too low?
A lot of tire damage is the result of incorrect air pressure. It also affects safety. Too little air in the tire extends the braking distance and worsens the driving behavior during aquaplaning. In addition, the tire warms and deforms more, which can damage it. The decisive factor is also the impact on fuel consumption, because a low air pressure affects the rolling resistance – this increases and with it the fuel costs.
What happens when tire pressure is too high?
If you choose too high a pressure from fuel-saving costs, you won’t do your tire any good either. As a result, it has less grip and also wears out faster – the tread wears out and the tire has to be replaced more quickly. A higher tire pressure is only recommended if the load on the vehicle is significantly increased (for example when traveling with the family and a lot of luggage).
What is recommended tire pressure for Ford F-150?
But which air pressure is the right one? This is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and can be found in the documents or in a tire pressure table. It can often be found on a sticker in the area of the car door. Ford recommends 35 psi for all four wheels, but some people go higher if they are transporting heavy payload.
Modern F-150 vehicles are equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). It saves drivers from checking the air pressure because deviations are communicated electronically via the on-board system. The TPMS is mandatory for all vehicles made on or after 2008 in United States. The air pressure is measured by a sensor in each wheel.