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TitleWhat is tire pressure?
The air pressure inside your tires is what supports the weight of your vehicle. Tire pressure is the air pressure specification, measured in pounds per square inch (PSI), that should be used for a specific tire type and size.

Maintaining tire pressure:

Select Acura vehicles use a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to assist drivers in monitoring their tires. Any tires whether used on a vehicle equipped with TPMS or not, should be regularly inspected (at least monthly) for appropriate tire pressure and adjusted if needed.

To determine the appropriate tire pressure for your specific tires, please see the tire label in your doorjamb or your owner’s guide or owner’s manual. If you replaced the tires on your vehicle with a different size tire, you will need to contact the manufacturer of the tires to determine the recommended tire pressure.

Maintaining your tires can contribute positively to your fuel economy, tire life, handling, ride, comfort, and safety performance. Tire pressure that is too low or too high for the specific tire can lead to tire failure, such as blowouts. It can also cause your tires to wear too quickly or unevenly, which will require a premature tire replacement. Help your tires last by maintaining them properly.

If you are unsure how to adjust tire pressure by inflating or de-inflating a tire, or if you think you may need to replace your tires, please see your Acura dealership. Acura dealers have knowledgeable service and parts staff who are ready to assist you with all of your tire maintenance needs.

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