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#1 OFFLINE   mwr

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:41 PM

I was driving home today on a freeway when an alert sounded and I saw "Low Tire Pressure". I drove into a gas station (with air) less than 1/4 mile away, got out and saw that the left front tire was low. Someone was using the air hose, so I waited about five minutes for it and by that time the tire was flat. I filled it up and then drove a short distance to an auto repair shop. Without removing the tire from the rim, they quickly found the hole in the tire left by a nail and inserted a "plug" that the owner said they've used very often over a lot of years with no problems. He also said that after the nail exited the tire it would lose air quickly, which is what happened. I lucked out by being so close to a gas station with air and the repair shop. But the alert gave me notice; without that I would probably have run the tire flat before I noticed and possibly ruined the tire.


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#2 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:31 AM

All cars built in this century are required to have tire pressure monitoring.

 

A tire plug kit is a very inexpensive item to have in your trunk.  A pair of pliers to pull the nail out of the tire is also needed.



#3 OFFLINE   lolder

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:03 AM

I think 2008 was the first model year that required them in the US.


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#4 OFFLINE   djminfll

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:50 PM

My 2013 had tire pressure monitoring, but it didn't say which tire was low, or what the pressure is. My 2017 shows each of the four tires and the pressure in each, so I can monitor every day. Big improvement!


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#5 OFFLINE   stlouisgeorge

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:26 PM

A tire plug kit is a very inexpensive item to have in your trunk.

No. What is need is murphy in my trunk (aka "MacGyver").

My two cents:

 

  • I call the TPMS my "Fall weather detector".  When we get our first freeze warning of the Fall my "low pressure" tire alert goes off the next day (cold air means less pressure per molecule -- your molecule may vary).
  • I can't wait for my factory rubber to wear out so I can get run flats.  (A "tire plug kit and pliers" could cost a fortune!).


#6 OFFLINE   Waldo

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:12 AM

 

No. What is need is murphy in my trunk (aka "MacGyver").

My two cents:

 

  • I call the TPMS my "Fall weather detector".  When we get our first freeze warning of the Fall my "low pressure" tire alert goes off the next day (cold air means less pressure per molecule -- your molecule may vary).
  • I can't wait for my factory rubber to wear out so I can get run flats.  (A "tire plug kit and pliers" could cost a fortune!).

 

 

Run flats are horrible.  They will ruin the ride of your car.



#7 OFFLINE   Frank F

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:42 AM

How accurate is the TPMS?  I inflate to 37 psi according to my Accu-Gage, monitor system shows 40 to 42 psi.
 


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#8 OFFLINE   lolder

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:54 PM

The TPMS usually alerts for a pressure 25% below the door sill placard value. There's no over alert that I know of.






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