posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 12:22 PM
Originally posted by LateApexer313
Well ok, if I have to be serious, I would imagine the reason behind it is, basic tire pressure/temperature coupled with a slow leak.
Gradually over the winter I am sure you lost air anyway, plus the cold temperatures make the tire deflate...and since it was only that tire and not
the others, I would imagine it has a very VERY slow leak on top of the cold temperatures.
But I am sure you know this, being a guy.
Hello, everyone. First post. What LateApexer said it true, and also different whether conditions and outside air pressures can affect the pressure in
your tires, air pressure outside equals tire pressure, basically. Then you factor in the the tires get hotter after you have driven for awhile, and
this will also raise tire pressure. In my opinion, being a long time mechanic, I check mine every few days, I have a nice gauge-type one handy in my
van. I have P175/75R 15 tires, and I try to maintain 37# in all. This gives me the best wear pattern, and optimum gas mileage. There have been some
warning of late on tires. It seems that tires that are over 6 years old, when new, should not be used.
BRMA members strongly recommend that unused tires should not be put into service if they are over 6 years old and that all tires should be replaced 10
years from the date of their manufacture.
Here is another free tip:
When you buy tires, and have them mounted, go to a reputable tire shop, and tell the tech that you want the rims sealed, new valve stems, the shortest
you can manage, and that you want them computer balanced, and then hand them your 4-way lug wrench, (if you don't have one, you need one) and tell
him to tighten with that, instead of the trusty air wrench. That way if you do have a flat, you will be able to get the tire off. I also oil the
threads so the lug-nuts go on easily. A good jack is the last thing to carry, sometimes the one that came in your can isn't of the finest quality. I
have a 1990 Chevy G20 van, and use a 2 ton hydraulicjack from Advance Auto. ($24.95)