Honda Accord: Preparing to Drive - Driving - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Preparing to Drive

You should do the following checks and adjustments before you drive your vehicle.

1. Make sure all windows, mirrors, and outside lights are clean and unobstructed. Remove frost, snow, or ice.

2. Check that the hood is fully closed.

3. Check that the trunk is fully closed.

4. Visually check the tires. If a tire looks low, use a gauge to check its pressure.

5. Check that any items you may be carrying are stored properly or fastened down securely.

6. On vehicles with power adjustable seats

Check the seat adjustment

On vehicles with manual adjustable seats

Check the seat adjustment

7. Check the adjustment of the inside and outside mirrors.

8. Check the steering wheel adjustment.

9. Make sure the doors are securely closed and locked.

10. Fasten your seat belt. Check that your passengers have fastened their seat belts.

11. When you start the engine, check the gauges and indicators in the instrument panel.

    Driving
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