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JT

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 12:01:00 AM

Do you consider an automated tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) a worthwhile feature for vehicle safety and efficiency?
Yes
No
I don’t know

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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SnagaDeal
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 1:23:58 AM

NO way. It's one of what's called an idiot gauge, and most idiots don't seem to realize they malfunction more often than work properly. Waste of money for a gimmick.
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Miniture1
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 9:10:26 PM

Definetly!

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adandrew
Rookie Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 2:53:18 PM

Yes

[Edited by: adandrew at 1/3/2014 2:52:45 PM EST]
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april4
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 9:40:18 AM

Yes
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5w30
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2013 8:10:31 PM

Yes
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Cirdan
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 12:59:40 AM

You also have to keep having the tire store "rebuild" the sensors. I've had about 3 tire leaks since I bought a car with TPMS. ALL were caused by the sensors.
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AFOS
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 1:18:04 AM

Mine just came on and when I checked one tire was 1.5 lower than the others. At I guess I'll check again in a few days since the one that is lower was just replaced 3 weeks ago and perhaps not seated properly.
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sarocrix
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 7:54:27 PM

first impression is "oh no, you don't know if you have a flat tire or just was cold during the night". but this is, in fact, positive 'cause the doubt pushes you to assess it, so you take the "legal" tire visual inspection tour.
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0848Marine
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 6:40:05 PM

No
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gogetter55
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 3:13:49 PM

No
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razorwan
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 12:21:27 PM

No. Doesn't help much.
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9togo
Rookie Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 4:08:31 PM

Being an ex-truck driver I have one thought about the "modern technology" on cars.
"Truckers have to INSPECT their trucks and trailers, before going on the road. (At least they are trained to do so). People driving cars should have to do the same." With the "modern technologies" it just makes drivers more lazy and gives them another way to NOT take responsibility for their actions. People need to PAY attention to what they are doing. The government is slowly taking that responsibility away and "putting it in the hands of a machine??" Got to remember: "THAT MACHINE IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE PERSON THAT DESIGNS IT."
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Westfax
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 2:39:23 AM

Really ??? If you can't setup a reminder to ck your fluids and tire pressures once in a while with all the technology that is out there, please don't get behind a wheel. Most places that sell you the tires will do a ck and fill up of them if needed.
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buddyro1
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 4:30:00 AM

No
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 2:28:56 AM

ə no.
if you rely on this too much, and it fails, you would be no better off.
better to check tire pressure manually. ə
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2013 9:27:15 AM

NO. maybe for uneducated SUCKERS,just another thing to go wrong.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 8:29:45 AM

yes
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Hilltopper
Rookie Author Washington

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 10:31:42 PM

I do consider it worthwhile. Do I think the NHTSA should FORCE tire dealers to ADD them to wheels that have winter tires? NO! They should be added only if the customer wants to buy them. Did you know the tire dealers are liable for accidents if you have them change your wheels to winter tires unless the winter tires have them? Now you do. And you wonder why prices go up. VW charges $110/tire for a sensor! More detail here--> http://tinyurl.com/kzxrc38
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rammer3796
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 5:27:45 PM

I hate it. The sensors break easily causing flat tires. I took all mine out and replaced with regular valve stems. I wont put them back in.
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 1:57:32 PM

Yes, safety is very important
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Deb53
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 7:30:52 PM

Yes I do safety is very important to me.
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SillyMe6969
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 3:34:44 PM

yes
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rohiah10
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 10:01:07 PM

When I first saw this question, I did't have much of an opinion. The I parked my car all day in Auburn Maine to watch a ballon festival. When I returned to my car, this strange light came on. It looked like a tire. I called home 200 miles away to find out what it meant. I felt the tires to see if they were flat and decided it was ok to go slow to my destination. I thought the next morning I would find 4 flat tires. The next morning, I checked with my tire gauze. Someone had let out some of the air of each tire. One of the tires was 22 pounds of pressure. The other two were 25. pounds of pressure. 30 pounds was what each should be. Thank God I had a warning light and could fix the problem before more damage.
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123Bucks
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 10:39:44 PM

Absolutely.
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wbpprint
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 11:59:33 PM

and if you don't check your tires now, what makes you think you will do different with TPMS?
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SamHilton
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 8:44:29 PM

yes it can sometimes be a nuisance if you are not aware that it is your spare tire that needs air. lol
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RoamerNLV
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 5:34:02 PM

Yes.

However it should not but this often removes the driver/owner from looking at the tires to determine wear.
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sswilly
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 10:55:02 AM

tire pressure monitoring is awesome! I am a mechanic. Both cars I own are very accurate with the recorded tire pressure. Love it!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 5:44:04 AM

too bad, hfa ;p
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 7:42:44 AM

no
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honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 7:35:22 AM

ain't there 'n app for checking tire pressure regularly? LOL
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kegga_99
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 2:30:50 AM

NO
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chevdog76
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 2:18:03 AM

as a person who works with this pos technology and having found it to be very annoying. have a 06 silverado that just replaced tires and found that after replacing tires the sytem says tires are low even though inflated to factory ELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cirdan
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 1:48:05 AM

While I have TPMS, and think its highly useful, I have to say I've had two slow leaks recently, and both were due to the TPMS. You need to have them rebuilt periodically or they corrode and start to leak.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 11:40:01 PM

If it (TPMS) is mandated by the federal government then the answer is "NO" under any circumstances. It it becomes an option for the customer (Like Me), then it depends on its cost, etc. Please change this poll question soon!
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Edpap
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 10:47:06 PM

Yes. Many people seldom check their tires and rely on the mechanic to do it at oil changes.
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toadNY
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 10:33:12 PM

NO! Added cost to vehicle because people are too lazy to check there tire's! Want every thing done for them, just the way that nobama an the democrats want to stay in power!
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Moob2
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 9:54:33 PM

Well I . . . . . . . . . . . .
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hodad46
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 9:54:00 PM

My first vehicle with this feature and it seemed to me to be an irritant at first. However I kept getting the 'low pressure' light and when I checked they were low as stated. Taken back where I bought the tires and they found more than one bead leak. Probably saved me miles on the tires and dollars in gasoline.
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unlucky1590
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 9:20:38 PM

Toss it in trash.
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P_I_STONE
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 8:48:36 PM

Yes
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N9HVP
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 8:02:30 PM

No.
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gardezbien
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 7:31:00 PM

Works well - perfect reminder to check air pressure!
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2005Retired
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 6:53:03 PM


I recall that these were availble several decades ago but did not catchon
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chui
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 6:15:10 PM

no............
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76chevy
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 4:35:37 PM

It would probably be better than my "obama energy plan" tire pressure guage.
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mouseissue
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 2:46:02 PM

It's good to know a tire is getting low before it goes flat!
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SuperMoto
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 1:54:43 PM

No! I never had this ever. I always check my air pressure myself. I say cool feature to have but not necessary.
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Retha09
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 12:09:20 PM

I said no, for a very specific reason. Knowing your tire pressure is important. However, with the pins (or whatever they're called) that they use with the tire, being so weak & breaking before your tire even needs replacing, the notification light becomes useless. I've replaced 2 tires, probably too soon because of this & right now have yet another signal light going off when the pressure reads are fine. It's beyond annoying. The premise behind it was good, but I rate it as, needs improvement!
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riceburner1
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 11:37:21 AM

Low tires sink ships !!!
Or is that loose lips sink ships !

Time to go FISHING and burn that fuel.. Oh that was last weeks question !
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