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Why don't people hand pump their tires?

My bicycle tire go to 60 psi, and I can easily fill them up from nothing with less than 10 pumps. My car tires are at 32 psi, so shouldn't they be even easier? Yet I have never heard of anyone hand ...
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How much tire pressure with bigger tires? [duplicate]

I have a 2015 grand Jeep Cherokee. It originally had Goodyear 17” with recommendation of 33psi. I upgraded to a nitto 20” and the tire says max 50 psi. How do I know how much air to put in?
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Air leaking from rear tire

The rear tyre pressure of my motorbike gets reduced from 36 psi to 23 psi within a week. I checked, there is no puncture or any problems with the nozzle. The temperature conditions where i live are ...
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Air Pressure With Wheel Change [duplicate]

2003 Lexus ES 300, 3439 pounds weight, 61 to 39 front rear weight ratio. Factory wheel/tire size is 215 60 R16. The door sticker says 29 psi both front and back. My new wheel/tire size is 225 45 R18. ...
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What is a 'normal' tire pressure loss over time?

Recently, because of an incident with a friend's car, I started monitoring my tire pressures regularly, and I'd like to understand if the encountered behavior is normal. I started checking tire ...
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Should I over- or under-inflate my tires when towing?

We're about to take a trip across the country towing 5000lb (2300kg) with our SUV. It's rated for 9k, so I'm not worried about that, but I'd like to know how much to inflate my tires. Advice on the ...
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Tire-pressure on Toyota Vitz 2012

I have a Toyota Vitz from 2012 and i want to know what the air pressure is for its tires, the only information the car has are in this picture, and all the manuals i search for are in japanese.
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Are electronic tire pressure gauges sensitive to temperature?

Recently, I purchased a quality made German mechanical dial-type tire pressure gauge. This was the only I could find with a quality certificate. The cheap Chinese mass-produced electronic tire ...
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Why list cold tire pressure?

At least in the United States, most people don't pump cold tires. They drive to the gas station and immediate pump. Yes, mechanics pump cold tires, but mechanics know, or have resources to look up, ...
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Tire pressure with tires on vs off the car

Today, I changed to summer tires on my Toyota RAV4 hybrid. Usually I check the air pressure after changing the tires (well, wheels, actually) with the tires on the car. However, today I instead ...
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Nissan Altima 2011 TPMS light on

I have one Altima 2011 S Sedan with 48000 miles. Yesterday, I went to one Mavis tire shop to replace 4 new tires. After I drove back home, I found that the valve cap of the left front tire (driver's ...
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Can this be patched?

I was going this morning to run some errors and saw that my car PSI was at zero. Went to the gas station to pump some air and once I left the tires was slowly decreasing in pressure. Can this incision ...
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Should I increase my front tyre pressure

I have inflated all tyres on my car to the manufacturer recommended tyre pressure of 28psi, but I have noticed that the front tyres look a lot more squashed than the rear tyres. This is obviously ...
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How to know the tire pressure of my car?

I am a new car owner (Nissan Note manufactured in 2016) and I am learning how to do basic maintenance on my car instead of going to the shop which is expensive. I want to check the tire pressure on my ...
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Difference Between Tubeless Tire and Tube Tire?

which is good for my vehicle tubeless or tube tire. i am not understanding which is good, or bad. because my vehicle getting lot of Puncture this week for avoiding the Puncture i should use tubeless ...
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What tyre pressures when the light-load / heavy-load difference is large?

I've just bought a second hand VW Golf TSI. Great car. The fuel flap shows the following tyre pressures in bar (1bar = 14.5psi): bar psi | Load | Front | Rear |...
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Tyre pressure ratio

I recently got serviced my car that is 40k on it .They changed front left tyre and rest three tyres are still Okay. If normal pressure is 32psi what level should be for new tyre? Tyre id (205/...
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Why don't rubber tires burn due to friction heat when the vehicle is moving

How come car and bike tires don't catch fire even when driving on a hot road in hot weather at high speed or even when braking suddenly?
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Tire pressure for Tesla S 90D with 19" wheels, front & rear engines and air suspension

Regarding my Tesla S 90D, the door label recommends a tire pressure of 45#, but Tesla information online suggests 50# for cars with 19" wheels, front & rear engines and air suspension which I have....
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Can low tire pressure cause the ABS warning light to come on?

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Vehicle had brake service done by a Ford dealership which is detailed in this post: Previous thread about the same vehicle Now, a few months later the vehicle's ABS ...
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Is the manufacturer's cold tire inflation pressure in regards to a constant value?

The reason why I ask is because tires can gain pressure (psi) when being driven (heat gained from friction which increases internal tire pressure) so I'm not sure what that number exactly entails. ...
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How long can a flat tire sit before the sidewall is ruined?

I'm on business and two days ago my wife noticed that one of our cars has a flat. She can probably take care of it tomorrow, but that means that the tire will have sat, completely flat for the better ...
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How often to set tire pressure

The recommended tire pressure in my van is 35psi. Two weeks ago I set the pressure when temps were around -20C. This week temps are hovering around zero, and the tires report around 38psi. Should I ...
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Is TPMS service recommended when buying new tires?

When buying new tires (tyres), many shops will recommend performing "TPMS service" on each tire. What is this service, and is it recommended? Or is it just a way for shops to pad their revenue?
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Motorcycle Tire Pressure for Rain

I've read conflicting ideas regarding tire pressure for wet conditions. from an active.com article: decreasing tire pressure does indeed help. By decreasing pressure, you increase the size of ...
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What is correct tire air pressure for my impala 2005 replaced tire?

I bought a 2005 Chevrolet Impala which came with custom wheels and tires put on by the previous owner. In the tire sidewall there is printed "49PSI." Is that the right amount of pressure to put in?
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Uneven readings for tire pressure

I'm new to this community so please instruct me if the question needs improving. On an Acura 2010 TL SH-4WD, is the following reading normal regarding the tire pressure? The tires are winter tires ...
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What factors affect the maximum air pressure that should be put in a vehicle's tires?

For just about every car, there's at least two different "maximum tire pressure" ratings. The vehicle manufacturer's rating. This is usually found on a sticker attached to the driver's door. The ...