Last post on Mar 29, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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Honda Accord, Tires
#423 of 432 Re: Road noise in the front tires [joemicbur]
Jul 26, 2012 (2:39 pm)
A bad alignment itself won't make road noise, but a bad alignment could cause uneven tire wear where the tires will cause noise. A transmission problem would occur no matter what road your on.
I would check the tires for uneven wear. Run your hand over the tire following the tread. If you feel uneven depressions (cupping) that's were your noise is coming from. Another source of noise could be a bad wheel bearing/hub assembly.
#424 of 432 Re: Road noise in the front tires [joemicbur]
Jul 26, 2012 (4:52 pm)
Along with what mrbill said, some tires are just plain noisy. Especially the more they wear, the louder they get. My 08 Accord has always had plenty of road noise. It came with Dunlops that were horribly loud depending on the road surface. It helped quite a bit when I put Goodyear Comfortred tires on, but it will always be noisy to some extent. I think that's the nature of the Accord. Have you ever owned an Accord before? If not, was your previous car quiet? That could be why it seems so loud? If you have a mechanic you trust have them ride with you and get their opinion and go from there.
#425 of 432 Re: Road noise in the front tires [icyou812]
Jul 26, 2012 (6:26 pm)
The road noise is coming from the drivers side front tire. I feel that it has to do with uneven tread wear. I ask the man who sold it to me, if he had been aware of the noise., but he just said he hadn't notice any unusal noise.
#426 of 432 Re: Road noise in the front tires [joemicbur]
Jul 26, 2012 (8:05 pm)
I'm sure he must have selective hearing! (My kids have that on a regular basis). I had a wheel bearing once that was going bad and it was making noise on just one side up front. It was the left one, so every time as I changed lanes to the left, it would lessen the load on it and would get quieter. Likewise, as I changed back to the right it would get louder and level out as the steering wheel came back to center. Did you have it inspected before you purchased it? If not you might want to have it looked at to see if there may be something worn or damaged to cause the tire wear, if that is the cause of the noise.
#427 of 432 check engine light came on soon after
Jul 30, 2012 (6:10 pm)
I have this 2000 I30 infiniti I just bought. I have always used the low octane gas in my other automobiles, but the first time I added a low octane gas to this car, the check engine light comes on. I go to autozone and they put the computer on it. It says 02 sensor problem. I don't want to have to use this high octane gasoline , it's too expensive. Is there anything that can be done or do I have to pay for this high octane gasoline? Should this have caused a check engine light to come on?
#429 of 432 2013 Honda accord alloy wheels - look bad and don't look real
Nov 16, 2012 (2:25 am)
Does anyone think the alloy wheels for the 2013 Honda Accord look ugly? I wantEd to buy 2013 Accord Coupe EX but when I saw the wheels, I decided to hold on buying it! I think those alloy wheels look ugly and they look like the cheap wheel caps!
Each person may have different options so I respect all options!
Nov 16, 2012 (12:43 pm)
Please remember that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". So, if the wheels are ugly to you, they are ugly - over and done with
Mar 29, 2013 (12:07 pm)
I didn't see a specific forum for tires here so, I hope you'll indulge me if this is the wrong area?
I've decided to upgrade the new Touring to 18" wheels, likely from the coupe but, I'm not completely sure they'll fit the sedan w/o any issues.
More importantly are tire choice. I like Michelin but, not sure which is the best for overall handling, grip & minimal road noise. Mileage isn't a priority.
Michelin seems to offer several options in the 235/45/18 size, Pilot MXM4(2 different ratings?), Primacy & I forget.
Any suggestions or input is appreciated