What's the proper tire pressure?

Asked by Oct 06, 2014 at 12:17 AM about the 2002 Honda Accord EX Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm not what the proper tire pressure for my car is, or if it even matters that much. The panel on the door says 29 psi. The tires say they can take up to 44 psi. Every other car I've driven has been 35 psi and the Honda dealership where I took it for maintenance filled the tires to 35 psi. Where should I keep it? Does it matter? What are the advantages and disadvantages of higher/lower pressures?

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I'd run 30-32 and see how the car handles. More pressure will get your better MPG, but will bounce more, lose traction.

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Hi Tom. You should definitely set your tires' cold pressure (i.e., <1 mile driven) to 29 PSI. It does matter. No other PSI will "improve" anything, but will create problems. Google "problems with under-inflated tires" or "problems with over-inflated tires" for more. S

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34-35 Psi is better for durability of the tires.

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35 winter mode 32 summer

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2013 Honda accord tire pressure

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I would run them at 35psi and then keep an eye on the wear pattern. If the tires wear too much in the center lower the pressure. Lower pressure will lower the fuel economy a bit.

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Look inside the driver side door panel. Should be a sticker with tire models and recommended PSI. Mine says 51 max PSI on the TIRES but on the sticker with correct tire model numbers says 33 for front and 32 for rear. Set them to the sticker numbers and then turn the indicator off - button left of steering wheel above the open hood lever. Like a fool I aired mine way up above 40 b/c the stupid low air indicator light wouldn't go off. My pressure checker only goes to 40. It was like drive on tires made of concrete.

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