It is absolutely essential to maintain your Honda's tires, as they ensure that your car runs smoothly. Your tires help the vehicle place power on the ground with the grips making sure that your Honda can hold firmly onto the road.
Working with a Honda service professional at Tonkin Gresham Honda is key to tire maintenance, as he or she will be familiar with all of the tire options. A Honda service advisor can talk to you about your driving style and then work to suggest a tire based on that information and the Troutdale weather. After having your tires installed, you will still need to keep up with regular maintenance and care.
The life span of your tires can be drastically affected in many ways. Your driving style, tire pressure, wheel alignment and routine tire rotations are some of the most common factors to consider as you continue to drive your Honda vehicle. Learn more from the information below on how you can limit the amount of treadwear that is caused by daily driving. If you are in need of a new set of tires, simply view our tire store and schedule a service appointment!
Tire balancing equally distributes the weight of the tire and wheel assembly to spin smoothly at high speed.
Tires can become out of balance with normal tire wear. All four tires and wheels may be balanced during a tire rotation and when new tires are installed.
Special equipment spins the tire and wheel assembly to measure vibrations and the technician installs wheel weights as needed to eliminate the vibrations.
Monitoring normal tread wear helps plan for future tire replacement. Uneven or irregular tread wear can indicate problems with tire pressure, wheel alignment, tire balance, or lack of rotation. New tire tread depths typically begin with 9/32" to 12/32" of tread. Make sure your tires' tread depths are sufficient for road and weather conditions.
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Non OE Tire Options:
Honda authorized tires purchased at Tonkin Gresham Honda come with 24 months of road hazard coverage. Ask us for specific Road Hazard Program terms and conditions.
Properly inflated tires provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and comfort. The air pressure inside the tires supports the weight of the vehicle. Tire pressure is the inflation pressure specification, measured in Pounds per Square Inch (PSI), for a given tire type, size, and application.
The cold tire inflation pressure, PSI, is on the Tire Information Label located on the driver's side door jamb.
Because tires can lose 1 to 2 PSI of tire pressure per month, tire pressures must be checked regularly.
Since 2008, every Honda has been equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the pressure in all four tires and alerts the driver if pressure in any tire becomes significantly low. Drivers should also regularly check their tires' pressure using an accurate gauge.
Some Honda TPMS systems have battery powered sensors inside the wheels. Batteries inside these sensors have an expected lifespan of 7 - 10 years. When a battery in any sensor fails, an indicator on the instrument panel comes on and the system will no longer monitor the tire pressure.
Honda Genuine Parts are engineered and rigorously tested to meet original quality fit and performance specifications of your Honda and are also designed to operate in harmony with the other Honda Genuine Parts already installed on your vehicle.
During tire rotation, at the time of service, the tire and wheel assemblies are moved from one position to another to more evenly distribute wear and maximize tire life. The rotation pattern depends on the vehicle and tire design. Because the front tires turn and pull the vehicle forward, front tires wear differently than rear tires.
Tire rotation is regular maintenance that should be performed as recommended and is required to maintain the tire's warranty coverage. (Consult the tire manufacturer's warranty booklet provided with the vehicle for more details.)
A wheel alignment is the adjustment of angles that the tires make in relation to the road surface and each other. The primary alignment angles are camber, caster, and toe.
A wheel alignment is often performed after replacing tires or suspension components, after an impact with a pothole or curb, or when the following conditions occur: abnormal tire wear, an offset steering wheel, or handling concerns (drifting, pulling, wandering, darting).
Technicians measure alignment angles using sophisticated equipment, then adjust or possibly replace suspension components as needed to set alignment to original Honda specifications.
Every time that you drive, your tires undergo additional wear and tear. This means that you will have to replace them several times over the course of your Honda's lifespan. Never put off replacing your tires, as this can endanger your safety. Different tire types will last for varying amounts of time, and their durability also depends on your driving habits. As such, you need to regularly check them for wear.
You will know that you definitely have to change your tires if they begin to get worn down past 1/16 inches of tread. You can easily test this yourself with any penny. Place it between the treads with Lincoln's head down. If you see the entire head, you need to get your tire replaced. Don't forget to monitor how your Honda reacts while driving. If you notice an unusual amount of vibration, you should have your tires looked at by a professional.
Whenever you have your Honda's tires replaced, you will notice a few great things. Your tread will be better able to grip the surface of the road, improving your safety. You also improve your vehicle's efficiency and performance since it no longer has to work as hard. In other words, changing your tires saves you money over time on fuel.
If you want to learn more about Honda tire maintenance or are due to replace your tires, head to the service center at Tonkin Gresham Honda in Troutdale.