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#2429811 - 11/09/11 11:23 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
DaHen Offline


Registered: 03/26/10
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Loc: Massachusetts
Once a month.
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#2430015 - 11/09/11 02:42 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Drew99GT]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Originally Posted By: Drew99GT
Originally Posted By: eljefino
Is there a thread from a previous november we could bump for this reminder? laugh


I've started many cold weather tire pressure threads! But it is good we're getting the reminder again.

Yeah, once a year I can handle. It's the weekly "Which oil is a true synthetic" and "When should I dump my FF" threads that sometimes get to me. smile
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#2430039 - 11/09/11 03:00 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Astro14]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: Astro14
Am I the only one who checks it monthly, or before a road trip, regardless of season?


At least once a week for me. Daily when I was doing fleet management.
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#2430110 - 11/09/11 04:14 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 14211
Loc: Sunny Florida
Yep, daily here, too. But just a visual. We find that once we get a tire seated well on the rim we simply don't lose air pressure any more. These are "E" rated Michelin LTX MS and MS2's.

My car has an individual readout for all 4 tires that I check often.
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#2430164 - 11/09/11 05:09 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Astro14]
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Before road trip and/or once/twice a year.
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#2430315 - 11/09/11 08:27 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
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#2431344 - 11/10/11 08:51 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
johnsmellsalot Offline


Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 526
Loc: Texas
I check my tires every week with a digital gauge before the sun shines on them. (Including the spare)
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#2431522 - 11/11/11 02:45 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 17541
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Monthly.

A friend just came by tonight and I checked the pressures on his Civic Hybrid. They were all 25-27. Door jamb said 32 psi. I pumped all of them up to 35 psi. The spare also measured 22 psi....pumped that one up to 60!

Originally Posted By: Nick R

I put air in our tires last week. They were getting down to 28, 29 psi or so when cold, pumped them all back up to 35, 36.


Shame on you for letting them get that low!

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#2431877 - 11/11/11 01:32 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
gizzsdad Offline


Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 456
Loc: Iowa
Reminds me I need to check my spares.

I will also have to admit that the combination of tires that don't seem to lose much pressure(other than temp. changes), and TPMS has made me less vigilant than I used to be.

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#2436899 - 11/17/11 12:02 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 1607
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Check pressure monthly, luckily like most have said, I can generally tell when pressure is low, corolla requires 30 psi, i put 32, i find 30 is not enough psi. I usually do a walk around each time before i get in the car.
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#2437199 - 11/17/11 11:35 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
Boss302fan Offline


Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 1878
Loc: Oconomowoc Wi
I check every other week and usually go 2 PSI over whats on the door sticker...

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#2438088 - 11/18/11 09:27 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
Jim Allen Offline


Registered: 08/12/05
Posts: 4477
Loc: NW Ohio
About monthly but since I put Nitrogen in them, I seldom have to update them. Basically now only at the change of seasons. I also find the Michelin winter tires on the truck (year round Michelins on the Honda) have much better liners and don't lose much air. I loose more pressure (Nitrogen or shop air) on the Dick Cepeks that are my summer tires... I suppose due to a more porous liner.
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#2438207 - 11/18/11 11:37 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
weebl Offline


Registered: 01/15/06
Posts: 497
Loc: Canada
Probably monthly, though I admit to sometimes doing maybe a little less frequently as none of my tires in the past several years have had air leak issues. But regardless, I always check before a road trip, and when towing, before starting out each day.
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#2438225 - 11/18/11 11:59 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Jim Allen]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 14211
Loc: Sunny Florida
Originally Posted By: Jim Allen
I also find the Michelin winter tires on the truck (year round Michelins on the Honda) have much better liners and don't lose much air.


This is my experience with our E rated truck tires. Most are now running the new LTX MS2 style and they simply do not leak air at all. It's another small plus for Michelin quality control.
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#2440666 - 11/21/11 08:48 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: SteveSRT8]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 991
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello, I do a pressure check ~ twice monthly. All my life the cause of lost pressure has been A) SMALL PUNCTURES which leak slowly. B) Spring and Autumn temperature variations have ALWAYS caused loss in pressure. You can set your watch by it, so to speak. Kira

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