Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure on Your 2012 Honda Accord

Your tires play a critical role in ensuring the safety, responsiveness and efficiency of
your vehicle. Inflated correctly to improve gas mileage, enhance traction and
decrease wear on both tire and wheel.
Your Honda Accord should come equipped with an internal label indicating its
recommended tire pressure levels, so make sure to periodically check them as
temperatures change or when taking on new road trips.

Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure on Your 2012 Honda Accord
Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure on Your 2012 Honda Accord

Tire Pressure

Proper tire inflation enhances performance, responsiveness and efficiency while
improving traction and handling – as well as potentially reducing tread wear. You
should regularly check your Honda Accord tires’ air pressure using a tire pressure
gauge, simply by taking off valve stem caps and inserting it in each tire individually –
be sure to do this for each one in turn to adjust to appropriate levels!
Your Honda Accord tire pressure specifications can be found on the driver’s door
jamb or in its owner’s manual, as well as on each wheel well’s tire pressure label.
Keep in mind that tire pressure recommendations can vary depending on season,
temperature and your vehicle’s weight. Always consult a professional when
switching tires or purchasing non-original equipment size set wheels.

Tire Size

If the tire pressure reading on your vehicle is too low, it could trigger your tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light and cause premature tire wear and tear.
For accurate readings of psi (pounds per square inch), consult both the label inside
the driver’s door as well as your owner’s manual.
Next is the aspect ratio, which displays sidewall height as a percentage of tire width.
For instance, an aspect ratio code such as 40/65 indicates that 40% of tire width are
covered by sidewalls that rise above 60% width.
Next, you’ll see a two or three digit number that indicates the load index and speed
rating of each tire. The load index shows how much weight can be supported when
inflated to its maximum air pressure rating; and speed rating refers to maximum
speed at which long distance driving can safely occur without damaging treadwear
grade, traction grade or temperature grade being exceeded.

Tire Brand

No matter whether you opt for all-season, summer or performance tires, one factor
will influence their lifespan: air pressure. Running underinflated tires causes faster
wear out as well as stiffer rides – it’s imperative that they receive adequate air.
The recommended tire pressure should be located either on a sticker inside of the
driver’s door (on newer vehicles) or within the owner’s manual for older cars, and
can either be listed in pounds per square inch (psi) or kilograms per square
centimeters (kPa). When taking measurements on cold days without driving for
some time, readings are best taken.
Kumho Tires offer an excellent balance between performance and cost when
selecting tires for your Honda Accord. This brand specializes in producing passenger,
light truck/SUV and performance tires with unparalleled handling characteristics and
long-term treadwear performance to give your Accord the performance edge it
needs to keep you going strong.

Tire Type

Your 2012 Honda Accord tires play an integral part in its performance,
responsiveness and traction. Maintaining aligned, balanced and pressurized tires will
also contribute to better fuel economy.
Your tire size indicates its width from sidewall to sidewall in millimeters: P225/70R16
91S. The next two numbers represent your tire’s aspect ratio – how high its cross
section rises relative to its width: 45/55 (Aspect Ratio). Finally, two final figures
provide details about rim diameter and load index/speed rating (18×8 103H).
The Department of Transportation safety standards can be found here, while UTQG
codes show estimates of test results for treadwear, traction and temperature
resistance. Finally, manufacturer/plant codes indicate where your tire was
manufactured with year production indicated in last number and finally an R
indicating how layers of rubber-coated fabric were assembled as one tire unit –
similar to an M&P code but more detailed!

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