Honda CR-V: DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)

Honda CR-V (2006–2011) Owner's Manual / Technical Information / DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)

The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety Requirements.

All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction, and temperature performance according to Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. The following explains these gradings.

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 Uniform Tire Quality Grading

Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width. For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A All passenger car t

 Treadwear

The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 w

 Traction

The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified gov

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 Accessory Power Sockets

Your vehicle has two or three accessory power sockets depending on the model. To use an accessory power socket, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Each socket is intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or l

 Automatic Transmission Fluid

Check the fluid level with the engine at normal operating temperature. 1. Park the vehicle on level ground. Start the engine, let it run until the radiator fan comes on, then shut off the engine. For accurate results, wait about 60 seconds (but no longer than 90 seconds) before doing

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