How to Check Your Honda Accord Tire Pressure

Checking your Honda Accord tire pressure regularly is important in maintaining fuel
economy, wear-out rate and steering control. Underinflated tires reduce mileage
economy and accelerate wear-and-tear faster, becoming harder to steer.
Suggested tire pressure settings depend on your vehicle and equipment. Please
refer to your owner’s manual for guidance, as tires pressure changes with weather
conditions.

How to Check Your Honda Accord Tire Pressure
How to Check Your Honda Accord Tire Pressure

TPMS

TPMS system activates when air pressure in one or more tires drops to dangerously
low levels, sending out an alert until corrected. Regularly check your Honda’s tire
pressure before long trips or carrying extra loads; recommended tire pressure can
be found on a placard located inside driver’s door jamb.
If the TPMS light remains illuminated after inflating tires with air, the sensor in that
particular wheel may have lost its battery charge and require recalibration by an
experienced tire professional.
Each sensor is given its own ID by the TPMS control unit, and when they are replaced
a relearning procedure must take place to prevent interference between their
individual IDs and those from other vehicles with direct TPMS systems. Simply follow
HDS prompts for this relearning procedure.

Tire Pressure Gauge

Your Accord may come equipped with tires pressure sensors that communicate
directly with its wheels or brake system to monitor air pressure. If the tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS) light illuminates, refer to your owner’s manual for
instructions on how to check tire air pressure or use a simple tire pressure gauge
from any auto parts store to help determine if your tires are under- or overinflated.
To check tire pressure, remove the valve cap and press your gauge onto the valve
stem until a hissing sound indicates air has left through, and read its display (such
as a slide ruler for manual pen or dial pressure gauges, dial on dial pressure gauges
or digital screen on battery-operated gauges) for its reading in either pounds per
square inch (psi) or kilopascals or 100kPa (kilopascals or 100 kPa). It is wise to
periodically monitor tire pressure as atmospheric pressure causes
expansion/contraction to adjust as required by driving.

Tire Pressure Light

Everyone has experienced a situation when their vehicle’s “Low Pressure” warning
light illuminates while they’re driving and they have to pull over in order to inspect
their tires, refill them according to what is recommended in either their owner’s
manual or sticker inside their driver side door jamb, and restart their vehicle.
Tire Pressure Light should activate shortly after inflating tires to the appropriate
pressure, however if it fails to do so there could be an issue with sensors or the
system itself; to be safe it’s best to bring your vehicle into one of our Auffenberg
Dealer Group service centers for an expert to examine it further.
Another likely source of low tire pressure warning lights being illuminated is due to
sudden drops in temperature. This causes molecules in the air to contract, leading to
tire pressure dropping quickly – thus prompting your TPMS light to illuminate as a
warning light. To avoid this happening, always inflate your tires with standard air.

Tire Pressure Reset

When your tires drop below their recommended pressure levels, your tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS) indicator light illuminates. To address this problem,
inflate them to their proper pressure as indicated on their placard or by using a
gauge and reset your TPMS system according to its user manual instructions.
Once your tires have reached the recommended PSI, the TPMS warning light should
turn off. Unfortunately, however, sometimes this does not happen even after topping
off air and inspecting for leaks; this may be because outside temperature has
altered tire pressure levels.
To reset the sensors, drive your car at 50 mph for 10 minutes at an average speed,
causing them to reset and the light to turn off when starting up again. If this does
not do the trick, please visit West Chester Honda Service Center so we can have our
professional staff take a look and ensure your Accord gets optimal tire inflation
levels for optimal performance.

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