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azcarnut

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2009 9:10:47 AM

Do you know if you are prepared, in case of a flat? How about your jacking equipment, is it all there? do you know how to use it?
I think most driver's assume that the spare tire is always there and in good condition ready for use - not always the case!
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 4:30:30 PM

Shoot...
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 10:00:03 AM

At least twice a year.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 8:05:06 AM

Never.....
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:27:18 AM

Occasionally
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gvan
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 10:07:07 AM

Once or twice a year. Last time I checked it was 5 pounds low.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 6:44:35 PM

Rarely
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:40:58 AM

did today.
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 9:51:06 PM

rarely
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 2:35:04 PM

Occasionally
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 9:12:41 AM

don't
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SRT8TX
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 3:49:45 AM

My SRT8 has no spare.
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Timberline
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 6:57:32 PM

Only when the TPMS lights up. Since we swap winter and summer tires twice a year, the four tires on the ground are usually inflated to spec. In the six years we've had the car, the TPMS has only lit up when the spare has lost air; down to 25# instead of the recommended 32#.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 11:48:24 AM

don't
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LibertyGuardian
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:02:04 AM

Statistics show that the majority of people don't check the pressure or even have a clue how to remove the spare tire or operate the jack (if they can even find it) to change out a flat.


[Edited by: LibertyGuardian at 11/13/2014 8:02:32 AM EST]
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 7:16:42 AM

Your suppose to?
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 10:16:50 PM

yes
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 9:30:03 PM

oop's
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 1:59:44 AM

no
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Brarely
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 4:54:07 PM

When the tires are rotated.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 10:40:12 AM

Not very often but I checked both in the last month and they were at 55# compared to the recommended 60#.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 1:22:37 PM

When the tires are rotated.
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 11:45:15 AM

I check the donut every time I get a flat. This is stupid because the donut loses air over time.
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kennyman
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 11:18:11 AM

I check them often but probably not as often as I should.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:27:31 AM

Last month
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:42:42 AM

No very often if ever......
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Don't
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:48:49 AM

don't
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 1:11:51 PM

never
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 1:11:38 PM

2 to 3 times a year
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 11:19:05 AM

I check the air pressure about once every 6 months. I do know all of the equipment is in each of our vehiles as well...
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 10:24:09 AM

Don't
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 9:53:11 PM

About once per year or so
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 12:17:57 PM

Regularly, ever 3 or 4 years.
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rarely
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:49:59 PM

never
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 9:50:56 AM

don't
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Need too.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 1:22:42 AM

.

[Edited by: ricebike at 9/15/2014 1:23:28 AM EST]
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Rarely
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 2:05:09 PM

not enough
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rarely
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 1:14:54 AM

once or twice a year... when i am rotating the other tires

the spare that lives inside the trunk is great!

however, the spare that dangles underneath the other vehicle is now rusted and the tire is dryrotted ~ due to exposure to the elements; i had to replace the whole thing :(
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 10:11:30 PM

Never
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 9:03:57 PM

Need to
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:57:55 AM

no
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:56:34 AM

When I check my tire pressures (about once a month).
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:10:52 AM

not enough
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Haven't
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:14:07 PM

Never, but I do know its still there. That's Great!
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 8:13:38 PM

At least once annually
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