2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8: Old Car, Modern Tire Tech
by Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor on September 10, 2015
Maybe it's the change of season and lower temperatures, but our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 was showing low air pressure in all four tires. The front left was so low at 27 psi that the number was blinking to get our attention. It's interesting to note that this eight-year-old car has a nice tire pressure indicator on the gauge cluster.
While we recommend checking the tires once a month, it's easy to let it slide and then fall below the limit. The digital tire indicator is a welcome call to action.
Filling the tires was the usual hassle and another reason that tire pressure isn't always up to snuff. I stopped in one gas station but the pump was in use by a truck driver who looked like he was being paid by the hour. Luckily, I wasn't far from home where I have a battery-operated pump with a built-in gauge. I let the tires cool for an hour, then inflated them to 2 psi over the recommended 32 psi. It gives the Charger an even firmer ride, but also improved fuel economy.
Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 70,450 miles