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#2429583 - 11/09/11 07:09 AM CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE!
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 37307
Loc: New Jersey
Tis the season, temperature dropping.

Depending upon how your TPMS is set, you might loose 10+ psi before it alerts you! Thats a lot of air in a low profile tire like many cars have these days.

And of course cars without TPMS need to be watched because you just dont know.

With it getng colder, we can see some pretty big fluctuation. Some cold morning, before too long, go out and check the pressure!

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#2429593 - 11/09/11 07:15 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 2007
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello, GOOD ADVICE except
1) People are frequently sooooooo lazy
2) "I can't be baaaaaathuurd"
3) "I never did that before!"
4) "I'm a brain surgeon, my tires don't loose air."
Kira

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#2429612 - 11/09/11 07:55 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 28653
Loc: ME
Is there a thread from a previous november we could bump for this reminder? laugh

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#2429615 - 11/09/11 07:58 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
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Registered: 10/10/10
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Am I the only one who checks it monthly, or before a road trip, regardless of season?
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#2429617 - 11/09/11 08:00 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Astro14]
crosseyedwx Offline


Registered: 03/02/08
Posts: 261
Loc: Tallahassee, FL USA
Originally Posted By: Astro14
Am I the only one who checks it monthly, or before a road trip, regardless of season?


I check it weekly, at least. wink
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#2429624 - 11/09/11 08:09 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
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Registered: 12/28/09
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#2429627 - 11/09/11 08:11 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
rslifkin Offline


Registered: 06/27/10
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Loc: Rochester, NY
Once a week here.


Edited by rslifkin (11/09/11 08:11 AM)
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#2429638 - 11/09/11 08:26 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
Bambam Offline


Registered: 12/16/03
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Loc: CT
Don't forget the spare !

Especially for us pick up truck drivers !
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#2429640 - 11/09/11 08:28 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
hypervish Offline


Registered: 04/20/10
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Loc: new jersey
I check it once a month. I haven't see a major depletion of nitrogen.
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#2429654 - 11/09/11 08:43 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: eljefino]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21388
Loc: Colorado Springs
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.

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#2429662 - 11/09/11 08:50 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
ARB1977 Offline


Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 4715
Loc: North Texas
I do a walk around every time i get into my Tacoma... mainly to look at my tires. I do the same on my wifes V. Pressures get checked often too.
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#2429664 - 11/09/11 08:51 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
supton Online   content


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 7385
Loc: NH
Every couple of months. But I eyeball it at least once a week. I've noticed that it has to drop severly--like from 40psi down to 30psi--for me to really notice the bulge looks differently.

I'd be more anal about keeping it at 32psi or 40psi or whatever magical number, but so far, through several sets of tires, I've yet to notice any difference in tire wear, from 30psi up to 40psi (over that and I do get fast center wear).

When I drive down the road, I do look at other peoples tires. Low tires stand out to me. I don't want to say I can gauge the pressure by sight--but after a while, I think you can tell to 10psi or so. And you can see "drastically" low very easily. And, if you look at your own tires weekly, I think you can tell when they look different.

I dunno. I don't race, so I don't care about a 2psi difference. I also don't have TMPS (not on my Jetta anyhow), and don't drive so that I regularly engage the ESC that I don't have either. Between the rough roads we have, the high probability of having snow/ice for half the year (or leaves, or road debris), the tall/skinny tires I run (195/60?) and the age of my struts I'm not sure that my car would really handle that much differently in an avoidance situation if the tires were up/down by 5psi.

Only time I've checked prior to a road trip is when the road trip is going to be more than say 5 hours. Honestly, I think it takes about 6 months to lose 10psi; changing wheels for the seasons seems to require about that much air to top off the unused set.
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#2429727 - 11/09/11 09:55 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
AITG Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 369
Loc: USA
I'll throw one in to this as well. If you have a Space Saver spare, it's supposed to be 60 psi. If you don't check it every oil change it won't be anywhere close to that.

I've tried metal valve caps, replacing the valve core, nothing helps other than checking and inflating.

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#2429779 - 11/09/11 10:51 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
supton Online   content


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 7385
Loc: NH
I need to replace mine (again) but I make sure to leave a cheapo tire pump (electric) in the trunk. Gets more use to inflate other people's tires than mine (have compressor at home), but would cover me in case the spare is flat.
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#2429803 - 11/09/11 11:17 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Kira]
Nick R Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 10934
Loc: Albany, NY
Originally Posted By: Kira
Hello, GOOD ADVICE except
1) People are frequently sooooooo lazy
2) "I can't be baaaaaathuurd"
3) "I never did that before!"
4) "I'm a brain surgeon, my tires don't loose air."
Kira




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.


Edited by Nick R (11/09/11 11:17 AM)
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