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#11 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 06:38 PM
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You can be as religious as you want about checking your tire pressures, but no amount of checking will alert you to a puncture sustained whilst en-route. Therein lies the key advantage of a TPMS.
Amen, brother! I rolled down my window recently to yell at a guy in the next lane that his rear tire was almost totally flat. He had no clue.

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The right rear tire was down around 4 lbs, the rest were just below 1 lb of recommended tire pressure. I had not checked it recently but I'm pretty good about checking every 2-3 months.
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Amen, brother! I rolled down my window recently to yell at a guy in the next lane that his rear tire was almost totally flat. He had no clue.
Taking it to the next step, what if he didn't notice it until the tire was ruined? What if his car, like many of our RAV4s was 4WD? Where would he find a replacement of the same brand AND tread depth? Probably would have to buy four new tires or take the chance of damaging the drivetrain, and all because he didn't notice the tire had been punctured.
But then as mentioned, "to each his own."

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Even if it is out of warranty it is worth checking with dealer; a really good dealer will at least check for Service Bulletins about it, might go ahead and fix it depending on how out of warranty one is (50 miles? 500 miles?), or might contact a district rep about getting it at least partly covered. If not you at least will know more about your dealer. Ask to speak to the service manager, too, not just the person at the write-up counter. My dealer has sometimes been exceptionally helpful, if not perfect.
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Even if it is out of warranty it is worth checking with dealer; a really good dealer will at least check for Service Bulletins about it, might go ahead and fix it depending on how out of warranty one is (50 miles? 500 miles?), or might contact a district rep about getting it at least partly covered. If not you at least will know more about your dealer. Ask to speak to the service manager, too, not just the person at the write-up counter. My dealer has sometimes been exceptionally helpful, if not perfect.
Not quite sure what question you are answering.
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Not quite sure what question you are answering.
I would guess post #4.
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