What is Proper Tire Pressure For Your Honda?
Having your tires properly inflated is essential to the proper functioning and safety of your Honda vehicle. But what should your tire pressure be?
Proper tire pressure for a Honda can vary from model to model, but for most Honda makes and models the recommended tire pressure is between 30-35 PSI (pounds per square inch). In order to prevent poor braking and decreased tire life, please avoid over-inflating your tires to max pressure or beyond.
Recommended Honda Tire Pressure
When it comes to having the right tire pressure in your Honda's tires, it can slightly vary from each Honda sedan or SUV. Since both models have different performance capabilities, drivetrains, body types, and more, the recommended CR-V tire pressure may be different from say the recommended Accord tire pressure. Check out the suggested tire pressure for Honda models below:
If you have a Honda model that is a previous year, and you aren’t sure what your proper tire pressure is, make sure to check your Honda Owner’s Manual or check the sticker inside your driver’s side door, (see image below)
How Do You Know Tire Pressure is Low In Your Honda?
There are a few different ways to tell if your tire pressure is low:
- Tire Pressure Monitor – A warning will show up on your dashboard that lets you know it’s time to inflate your tires.
- Tire Pressure Gauge – Put a tire pressure gauge into the valve stem, and press down. This will give you a PSI reading.
- Poor Performance – If you’re experiencing decreased responsiveness and ride quality in your vehicle, there is a chance that you have low tire pressure or low tire tread and should check it out right away.
How Do You Inflate Your Tires On Your Honda Vehicle?
Check your tire pressure every month or so, particularly as cold weather hits and changes the air pressure. If you are not sure about how to inflate your tires or check the tire pressure, we can help! Give us a call and one of our tire techs will attend your location to inflate your tires or fix any punctured tires quickly, right where you are!
What You Should Know About Indirect TPMS System?
If your Honda is equipped with the indirect TPMS (2016+ HRV, 2015+ Fit, 2014+ Civic/CRV, 2013+ Accord), the TPMS calibration will need to be initialized after adjusting your tire pressure. After meeting specific driving parameters, your TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) will complete its calibration. If the driving parameters (see below for more details) are not met, the low tire pressure light will illuminate again. Please follow the directions below or call us if this happens:
- Inspect all 4 tires on the vehicle and verify there is not a flat or damaged tire and if possible, double-check the pressure of the tires.
- If checking the tire pressures is not possible or convenient, and the tires do not look visibly low, perform TPMS calibration initialization by pressing the button to the left of the steering wheel or in the Vehicle Settings in the I-MID screen or, on the Infotainment screen (refer to your owner’s manual for instructions on TPMS calibration).
- Once the calibration process has started, the vehicle will need to be driven 30-40 kilometers in speeds ranging between 45mph-100 km/h. The system will not store data for speeds outside of these parameters.
- To check if the TPMS has calibrated properly, turn off the vehicle and put the vehicle into accessory mode (engine is off but the vehicle is on). If the low tire pressure light does not blink after one minute, the calibration is complete.
- If the light blinks between 45-60 seconds, the drive has to be performed again.
*The indirect TPMS does NOT use tire pressure sensors mounted on the wheels. Instead, it uses the VSA/ABS wheel speed sensors to monitor and compare individual tire speeds while driving. Whenever the calibration is started, the TPMS control unit learns the tire characteristics during the calibration drive.