Importance of Properly Inflating Your Tires for Your 2009 Honda Accord

Proper inflation of your tires will ensure they last longer, improve fuel economy and
decrease the risk of blowouts – all making driving safer than ever!
Your recommended tire pressure can be found on the driver’s door jamb or in your
owner’s manual. A tire pressure gauge can also help ensure accurate tire readings.

Importance of Properly Inflating Your Tires for Your 2009 Honda Accord
Importance of Properly Inflating Your Tires for Your 2009 Honda Accord

Tires Size

No matter if you need new tire to improve fuel economy, take tight corners, or
tackle off-road terrain – finding the best tires is key! By consulting your vehicle door
sticker or using Firestone Complete Auto Care’s Honda Accord tire size guide, you
can find exactly the tire to meet your needs.
Your Honda Accord tires should be maintained at their optimal pressure as indicated
on a sticker inside of the driver’s side door jamb, in its owner’s manual or
occasionally on a bulletin near its fuel cap. Always use an accurate tire pressure
gauge and test them when cold – before or three hours post driving.
Your 2009 Honda Accord’s original tire are P215/60R16 94H. To learn more, tap on
the box to reveal its color-coded description – including load index and rim diameter.
Too low of pressure could lead to premature wear on suspension components as well
as damage.

Tire Type

Tires on your vehicle have a major effect on its performance and safety. Low tire
pressure, for instance, can decrease fuel economy while increasing tread damage
risk. To safeguard against this possibility, regularly check air pressure using a tire
pressure gauge – either monthly or before every long trip.
When purchasing tires for your 2009 Honda accord, take into account your driving
conditions and frequency of travel. For instance, if you frequently venture off of
paved roads into gravelly or sandy conditions, tough tires might be needed that can
handle gravel, sand or dirt; but if most of your time is spent driving highways then
perhaps a tire that offers high fuel economy and comfort could be best.
When buying new tires, always refer to their owner’s manual for guidance on proper
tire pressure levels. Keep in mind that tire pressure fluctuates with temperature so
make sure you check them when they are cold!

Tire Pressure

When your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light illuminates, that indicates
at least one tire has low air pressure due to temperature fluctuations or other
causes. As soon as this occurs you should conduct a monthly or long drive inspection
and ensure each tire’s air pressure has been checked properly.
Under- or overinflated tires can result in uneven wear, poor handling, and reduced
fuel economy. Monitoring tire pressure is easy and free – simply use a tire pressure
gauge to compare readings to what’s recommended in your owner’s manual or on
your TPMS calibration label.
When checking tire pressure, be sure to do it when your tires are cold as checking
them when hot may result in false readings. Furthermore, professional advice is
recommended so as to prevent inaccurate readings; alternatively you can find
inexpensive tire pressure gauges at most gas stations that could save you money
over time.

Tire Wear

This Accord comes equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which offer
superior traction over treadlife. Their UTGQ rating of A is an indication of their
longevity; replacing them sooner rather than later may be necessary.
If your Honda Accord’s tire pressure monitoring system light is illuminated, this could
indicate low tire pressure. To check it, remove the cap from the valve stem and use
a tire pressure gauge; recommended tire pressure is 32 psi for both front and rear
tires.
Rotate your tires regularly to extend their life and ensure even wear distribution,
thus prolonging their longevity and ensuring they point in the direction you intend
them to. Front-wheel drive cars should follow a forward cross pattern while fourwheel or all-wheel drive cars should follow an X pattern when rotating tires for best
results. Rotating can also help ensure they point where desired.

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