Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure on Your 2015 Honda Accord

Tires that are properly inflated provide safer driving and fuel economy benefits, plus
wear more evenly over time for greater lifespan.
Check your Honda Accord regularly to maintain proper tire pressure levels;
underinflated tires cause poor traction and uneven tread wear while overinflated
ones reduce fuel efficiency and may result in tire blowouts. The suggested tire
pressure recommendations can be found on either the driver-side door placard or
owner’s manual.

Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure on Your 2015 Honda Accord
Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure on Your 2015 Honda Accord

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

If one or more of your tires drops significantly below optimal air pressure, the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will alert you by lighting up its indicator light.
Honda vehicles come equipped with this standard system to help maintain optimal
tire pressure for better handling, fuel economy, and longer tread life.
Depending on the type of TPMS installed, its sensors either directly measure air
pressure in each tire through pressure sensors located inside each wheel or monitor
speed and outside temperature to detect changes in tire air pressure. Furthermore,
it helps identify appropriate tire sizes for your vehicle as well as keep track of
rotations.
TPMS may need to be recalibrated after having their tire pressures checked or
adjusted at a dealer or shop, which can be accomplished by pressing the TPMS
button under your steering wheel, entering Vehicle Settings menu in your
infotainment system and pressing/toggling TPMS button; an indicator should then
start flashing with 30-60 miles/hour driving. Calibration typically takes 30 minutes of
driving between 30 and 60 mph to calibrate sensors successfully.

Tire Pressure Gauge

Tire pressure gauges can be invaluable tools in ensuring your tires are properly
inflated. To get the most accurate reading, it’s best to conduct tests when they
haven’t been driven for at least three hours and are cold. This will produce the best
reading.
There are various kinds of tire pressure gauges on the market, ranging from budget
mechanical pen gauges to high-end digital models similar to car stethoscopes. You
should select the gauge that meets your needs and budget criteria while taking into
account features such as accuracy, ease of use, price and durability.
To use either a manual or digital gauge, remove the valve cap from your tire and
attach the gauge. Press its head against the valve stem while reading tire pressure
on its slide ruler or dial (psi for Americans, kPa for Europeans or bar in areas using
the metric system). If a tire needs air added using recommended methods for your
vehicle.

Tire Inflator

If the tires on your Honda Accord are underinflated, this can reduce fuel efficiency
and accelerate tire wear. To restore proper air pressure quickly and easily, portable
tire inflators are easy to use and suitable for both professional and casual users
alike; some even come equipped with attachments to inflate sports equipment and
bicycle tires!
Inflating your tires takes only minutes. Simply remove each valve stem cap, connect
the air hose to its air valve on each tire and watch as your device starts pumping,
increasing readings on your gauge to achieve your desired pressure levels. After
reaching them safely, reattach valve stem caps – ready for safe driving ahead.
The best tire inflators feature large, high-precision digital gauges that are easy to
read, which allow them to quickly inflate car tires from zero PSI up to 35 PSI within
five minutes.

Tire Replacement

Many newer vehicles come equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
This sensor uses computerized algorithms to constantly check tire air pressure.
When pressure drops below what is recommended, an alert light appears on the
dashboard; should this occur it’s important that tires be inflated as soon as possible
to meet these standards.
Your Honda Accord owner’s manual or sticker inside the driver side door jamb will
contain information regarding its recommended tire pressure levels, such as in psi,
bar or kPa.
As tire pressure checks can be easily and inexpensively performed on a regular
basis, they provide an easy and inexpensive way to extend their lifespan and
optimize driving performance and fuel economy. To make sure they’re inflated
correctly, always do this step before driving them on cold, and check again prior to
doing so on hot roads. Also remember to replace your TPMS sensor every now and
then to prevent interruption in airflow from your tires to the cabin.

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