Forester Limited 2014 tire pressure - strange dealer situation
Location: Morgantown, WV
I have a strange tire pressure / dealer situation. Took possession of my new Forester on Monday. Today I checked tire pressure & discovered that the dealer had pumped all tires to 45 PSI. Now, imprinted on the Yokohama*Geolandar G91F tires sidewall is that the max pressure to set the tire bead is 40 PSI. The Forester manual indicates that the front tires should be 30 PSI. I called the Subaru dealer & was told that at this time of year, they set new car tires at 45 PSI because in cold weather tire pressure decreases & they do not want their customers to have under-inflated tires. I decided to decrease all tires to 33 PSI for now - 45 PSI is way too high, right?.
Am I missing something here? The dealers explanation makes no sense. Yes, the tires will lose pressure in cold weather but only about 4-5 PSI, not 15 PSI.