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Old 28 Oct 2009, 06:33 am
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As we enter fall and temperatures get lower, your tires will have less pressure.
I noticed mine was a little soft in corners and I was down 2-3 PSI - so I pumped them up. (they were all even in pressure).
As it gets colder still, check them again...
Helps tire life, handling and gas mileage.
(Yes, in spite of the ridicule heaped on Obama during the campaign, tire pressure DOES impact gas mileage).
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Old 28 Oct 2009, 06:08 pm
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Its definately good to check the pressure like you said.I check mine every month or so.It is also good to rotate the tires every few months to keep the tires wearing evenly,otherwise the fronts will wear faster than the backs.
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Old 28 Oct 2009, 07:30 pm
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I was just noticing mine are looking a little lower than normal as the temps up here are hovering around 0C. I'll have to go check them before I use the car again
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 10:51 am
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Very good idea. I gained probably 1/2 MPG last time I topped off the tires.
Here is a tip if you don't have a compressor at home. I got a air tank from Sears for under $20. It holds enough air to top off the tires. This will keep you from searching for the one local gas station that still has air. Also,handy if you get a nail and wake up to an almost flat tire.

Another, tip crawl under your PT and check you spare tire pressure. No one ever does. Mine was only 8 psi when I first checked it. I hope I never need it but It will save time and money if I do.
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 11:09 am
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Another, tip crawl under your PT and check you spare tire pressure. No one ever does. Mine was only 8 psi when I first checked it. I hope I never need it but It will save time and money if I do.

Yea - Don't depend on your tire shop to check the spare - they don't remember either.

Newer PT's must have a TPM system? I like it on my GM truck - before a trip a few pushes of the button on the dash and I know all 4 tire pressures.


Here's a check list I use every oil change on all my rigs as applicable:


Coolant
Air Filter
Battery/Belts/Hoses
Transmission Fluid
Rear Axle Fluid
Wiper Fluid
Brake Fluid
Power Steering Fluid
Wiper Blades
Brake Pads
Tire Pressure (Spare too)
Tire Tread
Lights
Lube Hinges (Annual)
Lube Weatherstrip (Annual)
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 03:11 pm
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Very good idea. I gained probably 1/2 MPG last time I topped off the tires.
Here is a tip if you don't have a compressor at home. I got a air tank from Sears for under $20. It holds enough air to top off the tires. This will keep you from searching for the one local gas station that still has air. Also,handy if you get a nail and wake up to an almost flat tire.

Another, tip crawl under your PT and check you spare tire pressure. No one ever does. Mine was only 8 psi when I first checked it. I hope I never need it but It will save time and money if I do.

with all this rain my drive way is all washed out ( it is 1/2 mile long and gravel) anyway while trying to go "UP THE DRIVE" this morning i busted a fount tire( and busted is the correct term i actually dropped it off ina big hole and it just sliced the tire) got the car up to our workshop and was going to put on the spare----HOWEVER---------------


First i was not sure where it was
second not sure how to get it off car
and third after i found it im pretty sure it was flat

so i got in my truck and drove it to work going to put on a new set of skins tomorrow
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 03:23 pm
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There are some high-end cars - Corvette, BMW, Porsche - without any spare! They have different tires F/R - some are "run flat" some they give you a can of the "Snot in a can" tire sealer...
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 05:43 pm
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Here's a check list I use every oil change on all my rigs as applicable:


Coolant
Air Filter
Battery/Belts/Hoses
Transmission Fluid
Rear Axle Fluid
Wiper Fluid
Brake Fluid
Power Steering Fluid
Wiper Blades
Brake Pads
Tire Pressure (Spare too)
Tire Tread
Lights
Lube Hinges (Annual)
Lube Weatherstrip (Annual)
Rear Axel Fluid? Do we have zerts again?
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Old 31 Oct 2009, 04:19 pm
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As we enter fall and temperatures get lower, your tires will have less pressure.
I noticed mine was a little soft in corners and I was down 2-3 PSI - so I pumped them up. (they were all even in pressure).
As it gets colder still, check them again...
Helps tire life, handling and gas mileage.
(Yes, in spite of the ridicule heaped on Obama during the campaign, tire pressure DOES impact gas mileage).
All very true. Tire pressure can also be a safety issue where there is a wide seasonal temperature variation. It's especially true in the hot Southwest where the weight carrying capacity of 40 PSI at 110 degrees is not as much as the weight carrying capacity of 40 PSI at 70 degrees. Unfortunately, if we all properly inflate our tires, we would still need to import oil or drill more in the USA.
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Old 31 Oct 2009, 05:03 pm
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Rear Axel Fluid? Do we have zerts again?

Like I said - "as applicable". A front wheel drive car has no rear axle fluid. By truck does.
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