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keeping your vehicle's tires inflated

Nov. 21, 2015, 11:09 a.m.
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and now for a deep thread on your vehicles tires.

how often do you check your tires for proper inflation? do you pay a buck (2 in the LM?) to fill them up or do you have a compressor at home to do it? a high volume bike pump?

Nov. 21, 2015, 11:13 a.m.
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tire pressure gauge + chevron gas station.. usually check once a month..

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Nov. 21, 2015, 11:42 a.m.
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I do a walk-around the vehicle every once in a while. Trusty Blackburn floor pump gets tires to 32.5 psi reliably.

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Nov. 21, 2015, 11:56 a.m.
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I've got one of those little compressors that plugs into the cig lighter. Mostly for the plug kit I have for when I drive over a nail or something.

Nov. 21, 2015, 12:37 p.m.
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I only check twice a year when I switch tires

Nov. 21, 2015, 12:44 p.m.
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As Adam West said, Chevron for the free air, and I check them based on my mileage, off the line launches and how the (steering) wheel feels both during zesty starts and general driving. On average I check 3 every days. At least I did, I had 1010 tires in Richmond replace all four valve stems last week since those were old. I do plan on picking up an AC compressor from Cdn tire just in case as Chevrons arent always handy and also a bottle of the tire sealant. This is not the time of year to be stuck anywhere.

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Nov. 21, 2015, 12:45 p.m.
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I do a walk-around the vehicle every once in a while. Trusty Blackburn floor pump gets tires to 32.5 psi reliably.

Is that your winter psi or door panel recommended psi? Seems almost low to me but I do run the tires higher/harder.

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Nov. 21, 2015, 1:23 p.m.
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Is that your winter psi or door panel recommended psi? Seems almost low to me but I do run the tires higher/harder.

Door panel. Winters and summers are different sizes, I think it's 32 or 33 for summer and 28[?] for winter.

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Nov. 21, 2015, 3:14 p.m.
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32-33 is pretty common for a lot of cars

Nov. 21, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
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Check when the light comes on the dash for the truck's tires; a frequent eyeball check and monthly gauge check of the wife's car. Before every camping trip for the trailer.

I have an air compressor in my garage.

My cousin used to measure the tread depth across the tires and determine if they are wearing even. If the center is wearing faster then reduce pressure and visa-versa. Good idea, but too much effort for me and I've never really had a uneven wear problem. But - he's an engineer, so likes details.

Nov. 21, 2015, 5:12 p.m.
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When my wife starts complaining that one of the tires looks flat.

Nov. 21, 2015, 5:23 p.m.
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I neglected it for awhile, checked when it started getting cool at night. Sure enough down 4psi all around, feels much better at spec. I go to Chevron too.

Nov. 21, 2015, 5:28 p.m.
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When my wife starts complaining that one of the tires looks flat.

dude, you do know that when the tire starts looking flat it has already been well below optimal and reducing driving/mileage performance for a while right?

Nov. 21, 2015, 5:44 p.m.
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When the light on my dash comes on, like today

Nov. 21, 2015, 6:37 p.m.
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dude, you do know that when the tire starts looking flat it has already been well below optimal and reducing driving/mileage performance for a while right?

LOL..You may have confused me for someone who gives a shit.

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