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cpaswr November 10th, 2019 11:48pm

Have you had to get air in your tires because the TPMS light came on in your car within the last 30 days?

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snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/10/19 10:45 pm

No, thankfully
It’s butt cold! 🥶

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missmorganmarie ...
11/10/19 8:53 pm

yes! 🤔🤔

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/10/19 8:01 pm

I've only had it trigger once, a few years ago. I had checked the tires at about 50°F, and had to drive into the city a few days later when it was near 20°F. That should have only made a few pounds difference, but a few pounds in that case was more than the 10% it takes to set off the alert. So still plenty of air to drive on without risk of tire or wheel damage, but still, an annoying yellow triangle where my digital speed readout should be. I've learned to set the monitored pressure at exactly the 33 lbs cold recommended for normal driving, regardless of the temperature, then adjust the pressure for the difference between the temperature at that time, and the expected low temperature within the next week (until the next scheduled tire check). The TPMS does not care if the tires are over inflated.

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/10/19 7:49 pm

No, but I have an air pressure reading display option available in my Toyota Tacoma. Checking the readings, I found one of my tires was low. Pumped air into the tire and it slowly dropped again. It had a slow leak caused by a nail; I had it patch repaired at the dealer.

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Kay41 the Midwest
11/10/19 7:29 pm

Mine did about two months ago.

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cpaswr just say the letters
11/10/19 9:55 pm

That is much sooner than expected.

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/10/19 7:24 pm

My van has a slow leak in the right rear tire. I see that light every few weeks. I just need to get a new tire.

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cpaswr just say the letters
11/10/19 9:54 pm

There are plenty of places that will repair it. Costco is $11-$13.

snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/10/19 10:47 pm

I’d try a repair first. I had a slow leak, had it repaired and no problems since. It’s well over a year ago.

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/11/19 6:03 am

My thoughts about replacement are also driven by the fact that I need to put two new tires up front. The tread is getting too low.

cpaswr just say the letters
11/11/19 10:16 am

That makes sense. If you are planning to replace 3, I would replace them all.

snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/11/19 12:18 pm

Oh, I see, that makes sense. Just trying to save you money if I can. 😺

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/11/19 7:19 pm

Which I very much appreciate, thank you! I need to just get 2 new tires up front and rotate those old ones to the back.

snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/11/19 9:10 pm

Do you have enough tread to get 2 for winter?

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/11/19 10:24 pm

Oh yeah. The two tires currently up front are okay. Once I get two new tires on my front wheel drive van and move those back, I’ll be golden. 😊

snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/12/19 1:55 am

I want to know that you and your family are safe. I’ve always gotten all four tires replaced.

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/12/19 6:02 am

Aww, thank you! I just need to rotate and I’ll be good to go. The tread isn’t too bad yet, but with that leak back there I think it’s time.

FitzDarcy Tre46on
11/10/19 6:54 pm

Every other day for past two weeks..had a nail in the tire. Took it in free repair and free tire rotation.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
11/10/19 6:41 pm

Not yet but it’s coming.

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jmw7477 Indiana
11/10/19 6:02 pm

My light comes on when it’s cold.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/10/19 5:53 pm

Dude... my daily is a 2007 Tacoma and the TPMS indicators are broke dick. I’m always driving around with that damn light on. I will replace all of them when I get new tires. Which...at my rate of driving...will be years from now...dammit.

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cpaswr just say the letters
11/10/19 6:32 pm

How many miles do you normally drive every year?

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/10/19 6:56 pm

Maybe 7k a year spread out between 4 vehicles.

Zach21 California
11/10/19 7:01 pm

Man, mines worse than a light. Every time I turn my car on I get 3 microwave beeps and a "flat tire" indicator.

So fucking annoying 🤦🏼‍♂️

LibArtie SW Connecticut
11/10/19 5:20 pm

Happens every autumn.

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Zach21 California
11/10/19 5:10 pm

The TPMS light is always on in my car because the front passenger side one broke. I haven’t taken it to the dealership to get replaced yet.

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anniepoops fear the deer
11/10/19 5:10 pm

I need to fill my tires.

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