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Honda Fit, Tires, Wheels
Dec 16, 2012 (10:01 am)
I just had my tires rotated at Walmart (not balanced) and was charged a $20.00 fee for resetting the TPMS. Is this necessary if the tires were not removed from the rims?
#200 of 207 Re: m1lp [m1lp]
by pf_flyer HOST
Dec 16, 2012 (7:59 pm)
I'm not sure if the Fit's TMPS is a basic one that rests itself or not. If the light comes on in my Versa (like it did on an extremely cold morning the other day), after getting the tires back up to proper pressure, the light goes off on its own after a mile or so. Some makes and models DO require a "procedure"to reset the light. I have a friend who operates a tire shop/garage and some they are able to reset (combinations of key turns and things like that) but some need to go to the dealer.
If they simply rotated the tires and didn't mess with pressures, I don't think the system would need to be reset. (Whether a "procedure" is required or not) $20 seems steep from my perspective as my friend's shop resets the light (as long as it's not a silly one that needs to go to the dealer) if it stays on after a tire change or pressure at no charge, at least no charge that I've ever seen. I'll check with him tomorrow and ask about the Fit and what he thinks about the $20 fee too.
#201 of 207 Re: m1lp [m1lp]
by pf_flyer HOST
Dec 17, 2012 (2:56 pm)
You didn't say what year your Fit was, but I asked my buddy about the 2009 Fit. There's no procedure to reset the TPMS light after you refill tires, just drive for a bit and it goes off. If you check your owner's manual, you should be able to confirm this if your Fit isn't a 2009. Sometimes manufacturers change how these things work, but I'd bet the Fit is a pretty basic TPMS.
As far as the $20 goes, if they drove your car to get the light to go off (something that you would have done anyway) I suppose they could justify charging for their time, but it still seems steep. And consider this story they told me. A customer came in who was comparison shopping for tires, and they had a quote from Walmart and a charge for resetting the TPMS light was part of the quote. Given that a lot of TPMS lights simply reset themselves, that $20 is a nice little bonus and sure feels like a ripoff to me.
Like I said, check your manual and you'll know for sure.
#202 of 207 Re: New Set Of 205/50R-16 Tires on Honda Fit [pantsdontfit]
Dec 22, 2012 (7:48 am)
With your new tires, did you lose any mpg's?
I would feel more comfortable driving through winter if my tires had a little more traction. If it was summer, I would just keep driving with my old ones, but in WI...
#203 of 207 Re: New Set Of 205/50R-16 Tires on Honda Fit [pinkmermaid5]
Dec 22, 2012 (5:15 pm)
As far as mpg, I have not noticed any change. We recently had 3.5 inches of snow here & as any Fit owner knows a Fit does not do that whippy in the snow. The wider tires did make a improvement in traction. As far as hydroplaning, I have been in several rainstorms, & the Yokohamas channel the water better than any tire I have owned. I have no idea why Honda did NOT put the wider tires on a Fit, it makes I night and day difference in the way this car handles. I was reluctant at first as I do not have a lot of money, but people, I promise you it will really make your Fit come alive, & the steering will not act so squirrly & over responsive.
My Fit is a 2009 Sport model.
#204 of 207 Re: New Set Of 205/50R-16 Tires on Honda Fit [pantsdontfit]
Dec 22, 2012 (5:19 pm)
One other thing of mention, the wider Yokohama tires should last far longer than the junk Dunlop factory tires that I only got 40,000 miles out of. I had the Dunlop tires rotated on a regular basis, & most of those miles were highway.
Jan 18, 2013 (10:54 am)
Have these on my '06 Civic and the car handles very well though I would prefer a larger sidewall, something in a 60 or 65 series. Not going to change though since I just bought new sneakers in August and haven't even put 500 miles on them yet. Really like the 16" size but should have gone with the 60's...lesson learned for next time though I doubt I will be buying anymore tires for this car. At the rate I'm going, by it's 10th year, I won't even have 50k miles on her and by then, I'll probably be ready for a change anyways.
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#207 of 207 Re: 205/55/16's [sandman_6472]
Apr 27, 2013 (7:12 pm)
Started a new part time job the last week of January and now have just over 40k on the clock...I drive 26 miles each way and though it's only a part time gig, the miles are starting to pile up on the Civic. But the 10 year plan is still in effect unless my son takes it which is a very real possibility! But any new vehicle I'd get would have to have 16" tires on it as tires any bigger than this get to be pretty expensive.