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Myhusband is deployed and it looks like my tires are low... what should the pressure be. I do not have an owner's manual and there is no sticker inside the door to find out what is the recommended pressure.

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Look inside the driver side door, it may be actually on the door or on the door frame, if it is not in either of these places, other places you may find the sticker are inside the glove box on the inside door or on a sticker at the bottom or back of he box or under the hood They are all common places if they aren't in the door frame.. It will say the pressures recommended for the front and rear wheels. This takes into account the vehicle model and suspension system that came with it. Proper inflation, not over and not under inflation will give a better ride, better gas milage, and better traction. Follow what the listing says inside the door. DO NOT USE THE PSI YOU MAY SEE ON THE TIRE!!! The values on the tire wall are maximum pressures for the tire and may cause early wear and/or premature failure.

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Check with the dealer for the exact pressure, but if you inflate all four to 32 PSI, it will be safe to drive.
You should be able to buy an owner's manual at the dealer's parts dept, it will give you the maintenance schedule and other useful info as well.
Cars with the engine in the rear, like the Old Beetle, required very low pressure in the front tires (about 15 PSI) to make the handling safe, but the New Beetle is front-engined and needs about 32 PSI all around.

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30 psi all round or 2.0 bar.

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