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alex yates
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recommendation for checking your tyre pressures is once a month. Surely they don't fuse on over this time period?


Or do folk not regularly check their pressures?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Recommendation for checking your tyre pressures is once a month. Surely they don't fuse on over this time period?


Or do folk not regularly check their pressures?


I check mine every week Alex, on the daily it is via Onboard Computer, I reckon they had siezed within a fortnight of new tyres and valves being fitted Sad

The TPM can be a little wierd on my Merc as it compares the pressures from when you start the car at intervals on a journey, it was quite cold this morning and saw a 2 Psi difference on the motorway Sad
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alex yates
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm talking manual checks with a gauge. This should still be done monthly.


Taken from Bridgestones website (but I guess they'll all state the same):

DOES A TPMS REPLACE REGULAR TIRE PRESSURE CHECKS?

No! Understanding what a TPMS warning light means and what to do when it illuminates is an important part of a driver’s responsibility. However, TPMS is not a replacement for regular tire pressure checks.

Therefore, even with TPMS, manual tire pressure checks with a gauge are important to caring for your tires and vehicle, especially for your safety and that of others. You should check tire pressure once a month, and before a long trip or when carrying extra load.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that is when I found that I had siezed caps on the daily, about a fortnight after the new valves/tyres were fitted. I have a nifty tyre pressure guage that calibrates itself to ambient atmospheric pressure and have been meaning to get the valves changed, but with work and all that, I got sort of sidetracked and relied too much on the TPMS for the daily Sad

Normally when the TPMS goes off I have shredded a tyre Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grin ooops.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Grin ooops.


You can just imagine the amount of stuff I carry in the boot before I even get to the spare tyre Sad

I can never seem to get it all back in and it ends up on the rear seats Sad for YEARS Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its another one of those things that makes you incredibly lazy and mechanically distant.

I thought the 996 was bad enough with its digital oil level - means I rarely check the dipstick.

My wife's car has TPMS, auto-wipers, auto-headlights and even an automatic handbrake that holds you on a hill. Seems bizarre to have a manual gearbox in that car.

One day soon nobody will actually know how to "drive" or look after a car, they will just beep at you when somethings wrong and type take it to the garage ££££.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking for this thread for a few days - after first posting it on the 997 (2004-2013) forum.. Confused

Would it be possible to inform the OP if their threads are moved to a different location? - thanks..
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good shout; just picked up some black plastic caps from Kwik Fit, FREE!
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