Hello All,

I jut bought a used (2009) Escape HEV on Saturday and have been immersing myself in information (and probably some misinformation) on all things related. I am interested in maintaining my new ride and maximizing its fuel performance but want to make sure that I am not operating under false info.

The first question is related to the fuel performance based on tire pressure. I am pretty sure that the treads are the stock Michelin (not sure though do these things last 30K?) are these suitable for inflation to max sidewall pressure? Note, I live in Northern Ohio where we get some fair snowfall this time of year. It is a risk / saving question where I am safer to leave the lower pressure during the cold months?

Any advice on this is welcome. Thanks.

- Dave