Remember to Calibrate Your TPMS Every Time You Fill the Tires On Your Vehicle

March 14th, 2018 by

How to Use and Reset the Honda Tire Pressure Monitoring System
In our opinion, one of the best vehicle innovations to become mainstream in the last several years is the tire pressure monitoring system. Not only is there a convenience factor to being able to know when your tires are low on air, but there is also the safety factor as well, and we are all about keeping drivers safe. Of course, you’ll want to know how to use and reset your Honda’s tire pressure monitoring system to make sure it is functioning as it should be.

For example, anytime you fill your tires with air, you’ll need to recalibrate the system. When this is done at our service center, we take care of it for you. But, if you fill your tires at home or at a gas station, you’ll also want to know how to do this.

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How to Recalibrate Your Honda’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System
For this particular example, we will look at doing so in the 2018 Honda Accord with the Display Audio system. At the time of this posting, this is the most up-to-date system for Honda vehicles, so if you have an older vehicle or if technology has changed since we posted this, the steps you need to take could be different. But, if you need help, you can always contact us at Hilton Head Honda or schedule an appointment for service.

Go ahead and fill your tires with air if needed. If the tire pressure monitoring icon illuminates in your instrument cluster, this suggests that one or more of your tires may have a low psi.
Now that you have the tires filled to the desired psi, leave the ignition on and park your vehicle. Be sure to set the parking brake.
Press the HOME button on your in-vehicle display.
Select Settings.
Select Vehicle.
Press TPMS Calibration.
Lastly, press Calibrate.


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Pretty simple, isn’t it? From there, the calibration process will take a little longer to complete and will finish after about 30 minutes of cumulative driving between 30 – 60 mph. But, once you’ve hit Calibrate on the infotainment screen, your job is finished. To learn more about anything and everything related to your vehicle, check back to the Hilton Head Honda blog.

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