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ricebike

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 12:26:30 AM

mine were 8 psi less than what's recommended

wife's vehicle triggered the tpms in the morning but as she drove the vehicle, it turned off as the tires "warmed up" they were also ~ 8psi low
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riverrising
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 2:32:46 PM

caseys station air pump has been out of order. get gas mobil.lol
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 2:40:08 AM

3 psi below manufacturer recommended... pump em up to keep the mileage up
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 8:27:19 AM

i know... that's when the TPMS system benefits the driver

wife's acura mdx had it & one of the tires had low psi; pumped it up to avoid having a blowout on the highway
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 9:54:25 AM

to cold to even get to my auto(outside parking)
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 8:33:31 AM

major cold snap is coming in my area; going to drop even further
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gvan
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 12:02:46 PM

The tires on one of my cars seems to vary very little. I checked it this week and three tires were one pound low and one was right on the recommended PSI after not checking them for about three months. The tires on my other car were about three pounds low but this car has a PSI readout for each tire so I was aware of the low PSI from the recent cold snap. Forgot to check the spares though. I've never seen an eight PSI drop though.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 9:35:19 AM

I check mine monthly
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RS101
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 9:17:52 AM

Merry Christmas
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 7:46:09 AM

Tires don't like to keep a full bladder, unlike a beer drinker?
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 2:10:34 AM

yes, it does keep your mileage up if they're in-check
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 1:20:26 PM

Yep time to check em. They always fall in the fall and not so much in the spring.
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PrairieDawg2012
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 11:48:05 AM

I checked mine here in Saskatchewan last week and I was down 7 psi on all 4 tires, gotta check them at least once a week in this cold snap
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 11:14:49 AM

wow, that was a huge drop!
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 9:21:02 AM

Mine were down 10psi....topped all 4 off.
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jeffreymak
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 12:48:09 AM

I check my tires with a onstar app.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 12:41:11 AM

yes
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 11:52:32 PM

u betcha... 1psi per 10F drop in ambient temperature, not including the usual leakage through the tires.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 11:01:53 PM

Yes
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fet297
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 1:29:24 PM

check them monthly....
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 12:12:45 PM

I need to check mine this time, again!
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 9:46:57 AM

I checked mine it was low, so I put more air in the tires..
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 8:24:46 AM

Should check them monthly anyway
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 12:07:27 PM

This is only a hint: If you are driving a vehicle, any vehicle but often possible a minivan and you have a full passengers load and plan to driving quite a few miles highway, when not knowing about your tire pressure after starting journey.

Drivers often realize their loaded vehicles accelerate much slower because of additional weight carried and except that. Well tire pressure sometimes go unnoticed too late after starting out.

The hint is when you come up to a stop on Level Roadway, just take notice if your vehicle is slowing quicker than usual because extra total vehicle weight would normally cause it to keep momentum going farther not slowing quicker, slowing after the engine power is reduced(completely off the Go Pedal, and just decelling Really! (when not braking) CHECK.....

That is a good sign that your tires possibly and maybe more than one is under excess strain, causing more destructive Tire Heat and mileage fuel loss.

The Hint is >>> YOU can Test This from the drivers seat if you get my Drift.... Often Side Sway Stability is more affected also on top heavy vehicles such as tall vans ,because the center-line of gravity is higher in relation to the road surface(most vans) then with low inflated tires have sway/safety issues, same for loaded trailers (plus bad loaded locations) within the trailer bed.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 10:42:04 AM

Yes, its that time again. I had to put air in my tires yesterday. Usually when the first cold snap hits, it zaps the air out of my tires. The TPMS light came on, so I knew to head for the air pump. Thankfully we still have a station with free air. There is nothing like paying for air, having the time run out before getting all your tire filled.
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ny10
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 12:23:59 AM

yeah, it is time to check. My tire was 10 psi less than normal.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 9:54:10 PM

I believe I saw more vehicles out and about with more low running tires than all of the month of October. Saw two vehicles that way with low profile tires running extremely under inflated. Traffic was so heavy I couldn't get the drivers attention. Needed a sign on a stick to wave out my window "nerd style"!... U'r Tire Ezz LO***!
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 2:02:05 PM

i check weekly
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 6:18:33 AM

I check mine monthly.

[Edited by: RalphHightower at 11/25/2013 6:18:36 AM EST]
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 1:10:02 AM

I was wondering about nitrogen too
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 1:09:59 AM

I was wondering about nitrogren too
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2013 9:16:11 AM

A dose of Winter nitrogen might help for 8-10# variations for one Winter day till the next, say the experts?.....
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2013 8:28:33 AM

My car has a monitor on it if a tire gets low.
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aalix
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2013 3:36:46 AM

bring my car to Just Tires for free check.
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Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 7:34:04 PM

same here
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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 6:46:30 PM

have to go to check mine
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gvan
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 5:15:28 PM

22 degrees this morning and my TPMS indicated 1-2 # low.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 8:46:49 AM

Just checked mine a week ago on a cold morning.
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 2:06:13 PM

Just checked mine a week ago on a cold morning.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 9:41:15 PM

Yes very cold now
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 6:36:44 AM

All tires, including spares, check A-OK!
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 4:29:16 PM

It has not hit FL. yet.
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itaz
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 2:29:54 PM

Tire pressure important, how ever nothing better than winter tires
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 8:48:03 AM

Just yesterday I noticed a neighbor van's R/F tire looked low, I mentioned it, they had extra time, I gauged it with a good dial type. The tire was down to 15#. Also mentioned that tire was costing her at least 6+ MPG. loss to her driving costs., plus risking a severe total tire loss and putting an extra strain on the vehicles differential gearing.

I aired up that tire to 36lbs along with the other three running about 3# low on warm tires, so the total % cost was even more of a loss than the 6+ lbs. original loss noticed

It simply pays off to just look at ones vehicle each day and compare the visual when the vehicle is resting on good pavement. Compare each tire against each other at the bottom contact area. that bulge shouldn't be excessive, a bulge=bulge that's OK, Bulgeeeee is worth a check, Your $$'s !
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 8:20:33 AM

Time to change tires .... and check those pressures.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 8:03:25 AM

I have my own compressors and check it myself.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 7:31:43 AM

thanks for the reminder
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 6:58:04 AM

I'll check em tomorrow morning.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 6:13:56 AM

Good reminder.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 8:47:31 AM

I don't check mine often enough, but I did check within this last week.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 7:39:27 AM

i check weekly
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 4:24:42 AM

Been doing the tire pressure checks, now for the cold battery voltage check, thermostat is still doing its thing OK, maybe check the coolant for freeze prevention, already got the windshield wash fluid for Winter, next the cabin filter, battery connects look good but need an acid level check.

Door hinges/positioners lubed and jams/catches/latches, maybe silicone the seals to prevent a frozen shut door, maybe a portable garage would help...
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