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JT

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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2009 12:01:01 AM

Is your tire pressure checked regularly?
I check it myself
Someone else checks it
I rely on tire pressure alarms
I check it only if something seems wrong
I don't check it at all
Other or N/A

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US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 9:40:35 PM

yes
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coffeebrake1015
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:01:04 PM

yes
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SamHilton
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 11:09:21 PM

No
I rely on tire pressure alarms
I check it only if something seems wrong

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john382
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 11:04:35 PM

no
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no
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 10:29:45 AM

I check myself
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 1:30:39 AM

yes
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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 1:22:58 AM

I check it only if something seems wrong
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 1:40:45 AM

yes
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achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 11:13:44 AM

I check it myself
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 3:45:17 AM

Y
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 7:57:58 PM

yes alway's.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 12:20:02 AM

yes
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conniepooh
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2012 7:31:01 PM

I check it regularly
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2011 2:43:35 AM

no
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GasPasserAB
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2011 1:59:16 AM

Yes
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pcprof
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2011 12:45:51 PM

I rely on tire pressure alarms
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2011 11:03:36 PM

I have it checked by the service guy when I have the motor oil and filter changed.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 8:57:33 AM

no
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LonghornBubba
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2011 1:58:03 AM

i check it monthly
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2011 8:22:46 AM

I rely on tire pressure alarms
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2011 11:17:26 AM

y
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2011 11:11:36 AM

y
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bigmamma65
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2011 4:16:26 AM

MY CAR HAS AN INDICATOR WHEN TIRE PRESSURE IS LOW

[Edited by: bigmamma65 at 6/17/2011 4:17:51 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2011 12:24:03 AM

I check it myself
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 5:59:29 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 5:54:35 AM

every oil change
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2011 3:23:49 AM

I check it myself.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2011 1:02:41 PM

no
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DB2008
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2011 4:37:35 PM

I check about monthly.
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JediKnight
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2011 11:02:46 AM

Tammy1OH,

Unfortunately for you... "looks low" and "looks fine" are useless on newer tires. The tire pressure can be significantly low and you won't notice it until it's dangerously low.

You might look into buying Tire Pressure Caps that indicate Red/Yellow/Green warning of pressure loss. While you should continue to check your tires regularly... It's probably far more accurate then the "look" test.

On my Winters early in the season I saw just 1 tire where the Pressure Cap was "in the Red" the others were all Green (OK)... still don't know why that tire lost pressure unexpectedly but it's behaved itself since. The Caps do provide a nice quick "visual" check before I get in and drive away.

Just keep in mind that they aren't extremely sensitive and "green" could be a significant range. Not to mention mechanical issues where they could fail and go unnoticed. So personally I'd recommend using a Higher Pressure cap (for example I keep my PSI at 32... so a cap calibrated for 36 or higher could more accurately show "yellow" or "red" below 32 then a 32 cap.)

My fresh All-Season tires included a fill up on Nitrogen. While there is debate about it's effectiveness compared to plain air... one claim is that it'll maintain a more consistent temp and PSI. I'm hopeful that will be the case and I won't see or need to "top off" as often.
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dental man
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2011 1:01:31 AM

I check it myself
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LXH18
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2011 12:05:11 AM

I check it myself at least once a month.
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mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2011 8:39:26 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2011 6:36:06 AM

Y
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TriniB
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Message Posted: May 14, 2011 11:06:42 AM

I check it only if something seems wrong.

I will check it more frequent.
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ZL1
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Message Posted: May 10, 2011 1:27:34 AM

Once a month
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hondaON
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2011 9:42:54 PM

My younger son takes care about it and he pumps when ever it needed.
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Tammy1OH
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2011 11:52:52 PM

I check it only if the tires look like they need air.
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AZDaisy
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2011 2:01:34 PM

every three or four weeks
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chasmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2011 6:47:25 PM

every 2 weeks

[Edited by: chasmaster at 2/14/2011 6:48:28 PM EST]
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2011 6:06:59 PM

I check it myself and pump it up when needed.
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2011 12:01:17 PM

no
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g747
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2011 11:22:31 PM

Always !!.
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bigmac77
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2011 1:19:35 PM

I'll check when my Gage say check rear or front tire pressure
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g747
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2011 1:47:52 AM

Yes all the time.
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rvd09
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2010 1:44:20 PM

check it myself.
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Nicanite
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2010 12:27:16 AM

I check it
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ford58
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2010 11:55:51 AM

I check it myself
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2010 4:37:39 PM

no
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