How to Check Tire Pressure on Honda Accord 2018

As temperatures change and your tire pressure dips, your tire pressure monitoring
sensor could prompt it to activate and illuminate its tire pressure light.
If this occurs, try inflating the tires to their recommended pressure and driving for
several miles – this should reset the system.

How to Check Tire Pressure on Honda Accord 2018
How to Check Tire Pressure on Honda Accord 2018

Check the Tire Pressure Light

If your Accord‘s tires pressure monitoring system has alerted, chances are low that air
in your tires is too low, which could cause them to feel less responsive, drive
unevenly and lead to premature rubber tire wear. This can wreak havoc with its
handling as well as lead to premature wear on rubber components of tires.
Maintaining proper tire air pressure levels on a regular basis is one way to help stop
TPMS alerts, and it’s simple enough to do. Simply unscrew the valve cap and use a
tire pressure gauge to assess each tire – then add or subtract air until its pressure
reading matches or nears your recommended PSI value for your Accord.
Note that switching out original equipment tires on your Accord for aftermarket ones
will necessitate recalibration or reset of its TPMS sensors; this should only be
attempted with assistance from a certified technician familiar with Honda TPMS
systems; please consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions pertaining to
your model year.

Check the Tire Pressure Gauge

Maintaining proper tire inflation on a Honda Accord can be an affordable and
effortless way to increase gas mileage, reduce tread wear, improve handling
dynamics and more. Checking tires pressure regularly at home should become part of
every driver’s routine routine.
If the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light on your dashboard illuminates,
this indicates low tires pressure. This could be caused by any number of factors
including changing tires, adding air or even weather conditions.
Add air as necessary and reset the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
whenever there has been any changes to one or more tires, according to your car’s
owner’s manual instructions; typically this involves driving at 31 to 62 mph for
approximately 18 minutes.

Check the Tire Pressure Manual

Honda’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System, or TPMS, must be recalibrated whenever
reinflating tires or changing tire pressure. You can recalibrate it yourself by turning
on your ignition without starting your engine and pressing the TPMS button; after
pressing this, the calibration process should begin; to ensure proper results you
should drive at 30 to 65 miles per hour for at least thirty minutes and maintaining
that speed throughout this period.
Ideal, tire pressure should be checked once every month or following significant
seasonal temperature shifts. When responsiveness or ride quality has diminished,
that may be an indicator that one or more tires has low pressure levels.
Manual checks require unscrewing the valve stem cap and installing your tire gauge
onto it, pressing against the valve stem while reading its PSI reading on your gauge.
If pressure falls below manufacturer-recommended levels, add air until reaching it.

Check the Tire Pressure on a Cold Day

Tire checks should always be carried out on cold days to monitor air pressure
changes that could drastically drop due to temperature drops, as air molecules tend
to clump together as temperatures decrease.
To check tire pressure, remove all valve caps from each of your tires and use a tire
pressure gauge to press against their valve stem until hissing noises cease and you
see an accurate reading, usually expressed as pounds per square inch (PSI).
Compare this number with what your vehicle’s manufacturer suggests (usually
located either on its door jamb or owner’s manual) in terms of tire pressure
recommendations.
As soon as your tires are cold, ideally first thing in the morning or a few hours after
parking them – not after driving – it is best to measure their pressure accurately. Tire
pressure gauges can be found at most auto parts stores – with pencil gauges being
more cost effective; digital ones tend to provide easier readings.

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