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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Checking and Maintaining Tyres

Checking and Maintaining Tyres  
Checking Tyres  
To safely operate your vehicle, your tyres must be of the proper type and size, in  
good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated.  
1Checking Tyres  
3WARNING  
Using tyres that are excessively worn or  
improperly inflated can cause a crash in  
which you can be seriously hurt or killed.  
Inflation guidelines  
Properly inflated tyres provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and  
comfort. Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label for the specified pressure.  
Follow all instructions in this owner’s  
manual regarding tyre inflation and  
maintenance.  
Underinflated tyres wear unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and  
are more likely to fail from overheating.  
Overinflated tyres make your vehicle ride harshly, are more prone to road hazards,  
and wear unevenly.  
Measure the air pressure when tyres are cold. This  
means the vehicle has been parked for at least three  
hours, or driven less than 1.6 km (1 mile). If  
necessary, add or release air until the specified  
pressure is reached.  
Every day before you drive, look at each of the tyres. If one looks lower than the  
others, check the pressure with a tyre gauge.  
At least once a month or before long trips, use a gauge to measure the pressure in  
all tyres, including the spare*. Even tyres in good condition can lose 10 to 20 kPa (0.1  
to 0.2 bar, 1 to 2 psi) per month.  
If checked when hot, tyre pressure can be as much as  
30 – 40 kPa (0.3 – 0.4 bar, 4 – 6 psi) higher than if  
checked when cold.  
Inspection guidelines  
Whenever tyre pressure is adjusted, you must  
calibrate the deflation warning system.  
2 Deflation Warning System Calibration  
P. 484  
Every time you check inflation, also examine the tyres and valve stems.  
Look for:  
Bumps or bulges on the side or in the tread. Replace the tyre if you find any cuts,  
splits, or cracks in the side of the tyre. Replace it if you see fabric or cord.  
Remove any foreign objects and inspect for air leaks.  
Uneven tread wear. Have a dealer check the wheel alignment.  
Excessive tread wear.  
Have a dealer check the tyres if you feel a consistent  
vibration while driving. New tyres and any that have  
been removed and reinstalled should be properly  
balanced.  
2 Wear Indicators P. 581  
Cracks or other damage around valve stem.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuChecking and Maintaining TyresuWear Indicators  
Wear Indicators  
The groove where the wear indicator is  
located is 1.6 mm shallower than elsewhere  
on the tyre. If the tread has worn so that the  
indicator is exposed, replace the tyre. Worn  
out tyres have poor traction on wet  
roads.  
Example of a Wear  
Indicator mark  
Tyre Service Life  
The life of your tyres is dependent on many factors, including driving habits, road  
conditions, vehicle loading, inflation pressure, maintenance history, speed, and  
environmental conditions (even when the tyres are not in use).  
In addition to regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance, it is  
recommended that you have annual inspections performed once the tyres reach five  
years old. All tyres, including the spare*, should be removed from service after 10  
years from the date of manufacture, regardless of their condition or state of wear.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuChecking and Maintaining TyresuTyre and Wheel Replacement  
Tyre and Wheel Replacement  
1Tyre and Wheel Replacement  
Replace your tyres with radials of the same size, load range, speed rating, and  
maximum cold tyre pressure rating (as shown on the tyre’s sidewall). Using tyres of  
a different size or construction can cause the ABS and VSA (vehicle stability assist)  
hill start assist, the AWD system to work incorrectly.  
3WARNING  
Installing improper tyres on your vehicle  
can affect handling and stability. This can  
cause a crash in which you can be seriously  
hurt or killed.  
It is best to replace all four tyres at the same time. If that isn’t possible, replace the  
front or rear tyres in pairs.  
Always use the size and type of tyres  
recommended in the tyre information label  
on your vehicle.  
Make sure that the wheel’s specifications match those of the original wheels.  
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uuChecking and Maintaining TyresuTyre Rotation  
Tyre Rotation  
Rotating tyres according to the maintenance schedule helps to distribute wear more  
evenly and increase tyre life.  
1Tyre Rotation  
Tyres with directional tread patterns should only be  
rotated front to back (not from one side to the other).  
Directional tyres should be mounted with the  
rotation indication mark facing forward, as shown  
below.  
Your Vehicle’s Tyre Rotation Pattern  
Rotate the tyres as shown here.  
Tyres without rotation mark  
Tyres with rotation mark  
Front  
Front  
Front  
Rotation Mark  
When the tyres are rotated, make sure the air  
pressures are checked.  
Whenever tyres are rotated, you must calibrate the  
deflation warning system.  
2 Deflation Warning System Calibration  
P. 484  
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uuChecking and Maintaining TyresuSnow Traction Devices  
Snow Traction Devices  
If driving on snowy or frozen roads, mount winter tyres, or tyre chains; reduce  
speed; and maintain sufficient distance between vehicles when driving.  
1Snow Traction Devices  
3WARNING  
Using the wrong chains, or not properly  
installing chains, can damage the brake  
lines and cause a crash in which you can be  
seriously injured or killed.  
Be particularly careful when operating the steering wheel or brakes to prevent skidding.  
Use tyre chains, winter tyres, or all season tyres when necessary or according to the law.  
When mounting, refer to the following points.  
Follow all instructions in this owner’s  
manual regarding the selection and use of  
tyre chains.  
For winter tyres:  
Select the size and load ranges that are the same as the original tyres.  
Mount the tyres to all four wheels.  
For tyre chains:  
NOTICE  
Traction devices that are the wrong size or improperly  
installed can damage your vehicle’s brake lines,  
suspension, body, and wheels. Stop driving if they are  
hitting any part of the vehicle.  
Consult a dealer before purchasing any type of chains for your vehicle.  
Install them on the front tyres only.  
Because your vehicle has limited tyre clearance, we strongly recommend using the  
chains listed below:  
According to the EEC Directive for tyres, when winter  
tyres are used, it is necessary to affix a sticker with the  
allowable max. speed of the winter tyres clearly in the  
field of view of the driver, if the designed max. speed  
of vehicle is higher than the allowed max. speed of  
winter tyre. A sticker is obtainable from your tyre  
dealer. If you have any question, consult a dealer.  
Original Tyre Size*1  
225/65R17 102H  
225/60R18 100H  
Chain Type  
RUD matic CLASSIC V 19643  
RUD matic CLASSIC V 19642  
*1:Original tyre size is mentioned on the tyre information label on the driver’s  
doorjamb.  
Follow the chain manufacturer’s instruction when installing. Mount them as  
tightly as you can.  
Check that the chains do not touch the brake lines or suspension.  
Drive slowly.  
When tyre chains are mounted, follow the chain  
manufacturer’s instructions regarding vehicle  
operational limits.  
Use tyre chains only in an emergency or when they  
are legally required for driving through a certain area.  
Use greater caution when driving with tyre chains on  
snow or ice. They may have less-predictable handling  
than good winter tyres without chains.  
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