How to Inspect for Tire Defects in a Honda Prelude


Ensure air pressure in all tires reads 32psi for driving at normal speed, 41psi for tires driven at high speed and 60psi for a compact spare tire.


Visually inspect the tire's tread and sidewalls for any bumps, bulges, cuts, cracks or splits. Replace any tire with such defects.


Notice any vibration in the tires while driving. Have a professional re-balance the wheels with Honda tire weights only when vibrations or shaking occurs.


Know make and model of the tire. Keep up to date tire recalls and model years at the manufacturer's website. Follow instructions for an immediate remedy.

Tips and Warnings

  • Tubeless tires can re-seal on their own if punctured. Check the tires on a regular basis, as some leakages are slow.
  • Follow manufacturer instructions when installing tire traction devices such as tire chains. They should only be installed on front tires and driven at low speeds. Remove when no longer necessary.
  • Tire defects shorten the life of the tires in a Honda Prelude. Monthly checks and visual inspections are recommended for model years 1997-2001, otherwise known as the fifth generation of Prelude. The owner can perform a visual inspection at home in under 15 minutes. Certain irregularities require professional attention. The Prelude is no longer in production. It was discontinued in 2001.