Honda recommends a tire pressure of 33 psi (pounds per square inch) for the front tires and 35 psi for the rear tires of the 2011 Element. Other model years and trims have different specifications.
As a driver, you’ve probably heard that it is extremely important to keep your tires inflated. Improper tire pressure can lead to safety, comfort, and even fuel efficiency-related issues. Maintaining your tires properly may even prevent premature wear and tear.
What is the right tire pressure for a Honda Element?
The 2011 Honda Element model’s recommended tire pressure is 33 psi for the front tires and 35 psi for the rear tires for both the EX and LX trims. You can confirm the tire pressure by checking your owner’s manual or the sticker on the bottom of the drivers-side door frame.
If you own a different year of Element, here is a quick breakdown of the tire pressures for the most recent models:
As you can tell, recommended tire pressure depends on your Element’s model year and trim level. Other things, like the type of tire, may change what pressure they need to be at—make sure to check the double-check specifications for your tires.
Tire pressure recommendations for other Honda vehicles
How to check Honda Element tire pressure
Although the Honda Element doesn’t have any high-tech, real-time tire pressure monitoring system, you can still check the pressure of your tires fairly easily by using a pressure gauge. Just push the pressure gauge into the valves of your tires to get a reading and add or release air as needed.
Most service stations have self-serve tire air filling stations which you can use to check the pressure as well. If you own a tire pump, you can use that to get a reading as well.
If your tire pressure is low, the Honda Element has a low tire pressure light which will turn on once your tire pressure monitoring system detects the low pressure. If it comes on while driving, it’s a good idea to pull over and check the pressure to be on the safe side.
How often should you check tire pressure?
Honda recommends you check your tire pressure monthly. You should also check tire pressure if your tire pressure light is on, or if you feel a difference in performance or some kind of imbalance as you drive.
Remember that tire pressure can vary by temperature, so don’t be alarmed if your low tire pressure light comes on unexpectedly or if there has been a change in the climate recently.
How to tell if your Honda Element needs new tires
The useful life of your tires depends on many things, including how much you use your car and how well you maintain tire pressure. Sometimes, it may be out of your control as well, and just the environment you commute in might require changing tires quicker.
Generally, Honda suggests having annual inspections on your tires once you’ve been using them for five years. Honda recommends having your tires replaced (including the spare) after 10 years of service, regardless of their condition.
How to reset the Honda Element tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light
Sometimes, even after you correct your tire pressure, your tire pressure warning light may stay on. Usually, this is because any time you inflate, change, or rotate your tires, you sometimes need to recalibrate your monitoring system.
Resetting your TPMS requires you to start the calibration process. If you have an older model without a touchscreen display, you’ll have to scroll to your vehicle’s setting screen in the Driver Information display and select “TPMS Calibration.”
To finish calibration, you should drive for approximately 30 minutes cumulatively at speeds between 30 and 65 mph, and the process will finish automatically. Calibration must be started when the vehicle is stopped.
Some models will have a TPMS button to the left of the steering wheel—press and hold this until the warning light blinks twice to reset.
If your warning lift still doesn’t go away, Honda suggests you bring your Element to a dealer or a mechanic to help diagnose the problem.
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Properly inflating your tires can help you save on costs in the long run—maintaining proper tire pressure can reduce wear and tear, meaning you’ll be replacing your tires less frequently. This is on top of the benefits to fuel efficiency and lessened risks of accidents.
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