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2023 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Checking Tires

Checking and Maintaining Tires  
Checking Tires  
To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be of the proper type and size, in  
good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated.  
Inflation guidelines  
Properly inflated tires provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and comfort.  
Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label or specifications page for the specified pressure.  
Using tires that are excessively worn or  
improperly inflated can cause a crash in  
which you can be seriously hurt or killed.  
Follow all instructions in this owner’s  
manual regarding tire inflation and  
Underinflated tires wear unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and  
are more likely to fail from overheating.  
Overinflated tires make your vehicle ride harshly, are more prone to road hazards,  
and wear unevenly.  
Measure the air pressure when tires are cold. This  
means the vehicle has been parked for at least three  
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km). If  
necessary, add or release air until the specified  
pressure is reached.  
Every day before you drive, look at each of the tires. If one looks lower than the  
others, check the pressure with a tire gauge.  
At least once a month or before long trips, use a gauge to measure the pressure in  
all tires. Even tires in good condition can lose 1–2 psi (10–20 kPa, 0.1–0.2 kgf/cm2)  
per month.  
If checked when hot, tire pressure can be as much as  
4–6 psi (30–40 kPa, 0.3–0.4 kgf/cm2) higher than if  
checked when cold.  
U.S. models  
Inspection guidelines  
Whenever tire pressure is adjusted, you must  
calibrate the TPMS.  
2 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)  
P. 480  
Every time you check inflation, also examine the tires and valve stems.  
Look for:  
Bumps or bulges on the side or in the tread. Replace the tire if you find any cuts,  
splits, or cracks in the side of the tire. 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 tires if you feel a consistent  
vibration while driving. New tires and any that have  
been removed and reinstalled should be properly  
2 Wear Indicators P. 636  
Cracks or other damage around valve stem.