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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Cold tires?

Ok, so im not the most knowledgeable person, especially when it comes to tires and the cold...however I do know they flatten up a bit under cold weather. BUT my back right seems overly low and my car makes a thump noise when i first pull away (feels like its my back tire uneven with rest), and i dont have a pressure gauge to check the pressure as of right now, so i went and just put some extra air in to be safe, used the whole 3 mins worth. I then took a weekend trip up to my gf's college in jersey (2:45 up 2:45 back.) No problem with tires the whole time. Its now Wednesday and i went back out after class and saw my back right looking awfully low again. If there was a hole or slit wouldn't it have show by now? Is it normal for one tire to just look lower then another? I know i should check the pressure but i just wanted a quick answer for now.


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you've probably got a slow leak dude... get a tire gauge... they're like 75 cents at wal-mart...
 
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bring it in to a local tire repair shop. If you don't want to do that then get a tire pressure gauge and keep track of it. If you have a garage or a place that's warmer than 32 degrees then you could take the tire off and pour warm water/soap mix over the tire and look for bubbling. In your case it'd probably be really tiny bubbles and there would be a lot of them. IMO find out what's going on now before your on the side of the road in the cold putting on your spare

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probably a small nail in the tire...had the same thing...tire shop patched it and now im looking for new tires as its a temporary fix...even brand new tires have patches sometimes but i would rather get new ones since the stock conti's suck
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If you got a patch then it's perminant (unless they didn't do it right or if it's near the sidewall) if it's a plug then it only temp

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Would they charge just to look at it? How much is a patch generally?


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Would they charge just to look at it? How much is a patch generally?
Depending on the shop...around $10 - $15

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$7.50 at my old shop but I depends on the shop rates

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 11:27 AM
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do a plug patch it will last longer keeps cords and what not from rotting when water seaps inside above patch.



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You can get kits to do it yourself as well. It's not hard but it can be time consuming.

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