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Old 14th February 2008, 16:56   #16
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I thought air was free!
True! But remember you are paying for the service. Not for the air.
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Old 14th February 2008, 16:59   #17
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Check it every 2 weeks as people have stated.

A good point to note would be to fill in 1 or 2 psi extra in cold weather because when its cold, tyres do not heat up much and the eir does not expand much, so you should fill a little extra to compensate. In hot weather, fill factory recommended pressures as the climate in India is really hot and tyres heat up rapidly and air expansion takes place.

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Old 14th February 2008, 17:04   #18
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OT: A little bit off topic but i thought this will help many people also

I am thinking of getting a foot pump to fill air so that I need not rely on petrol pumps for air. But i'm not sure as to whether I'll be able to pump into car tyres using foot pump. I dont want to buy it and then finding that i'll not be able to do it.

So can I use a foot pump for the car?? How much will a standard foot pump with preassure meter cost?? If not any other suggestions for doing it at home?? (Other than getting compressors, of course!!)
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Old 14th February 2008, 17:18   #19
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Guys,

I bought a dial type pressure guage. Every Sunday, it is time for interior cleaning, fluid level checks and tyre pressure check. If I find the pressure a bit low, I either pump it up using my battery operated pump, or get it corrected at the pump, depending on how soon I need to fill up.

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Old 16th February 2008, 09:23   #20
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Duh.. No one uses their own foot pump to maintain the car's tyre pressure???
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Old 17th February 2008, 20:47   #21
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Duh.. No one uses their own foot pump to maintain the car's tyre pressure???
Why do u say that ???

It is very helpfull to have one incase in the highway if u don't find a petrol pump or puncture shop this thing will come handy.

We keep it in our car for emergency, it costs hardly Rs.250-300.

One time investment
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Why do u say that ???

It is very helpfull to have one incase in the highway if u don't find a petrol pump or puncture shop this thing will come handy.

We keep it in our car for emergency, it costs hardly Rs.250-300.

One time investment
hey, thanks for the Info. I have seen people use it for two-wheelers. I was going to buy one and was wondering if I can use it for car tyre too. You can refer to my other post in this thread a little below.

One small question though. Will you be able to pump a fully deflated tyre with the foot pump??
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I've used a foot pump only to fill cycle tyres. It does the job but takes really long. If you're up to it then yes you can fill a deflated tyre with a foot pump. Side effects would be aching calves and thighs!
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Are the Petes AirCheckers worth it?
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i had a footpump, and it does take a bit to inflate a car tyre. Cycle tyres are OK, i guess. Make sure that there is another person who can help you pump.
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I check my tyre car's tyre pressure whenever I fill fuel. It works out cheaper as the air is free in my regular HP pump in Pune Camp. But I sometimes tip the staff.

Right tyre pressure is very important for getting good fuel efficiency and also to avoid uneven wear and tear of tyres.

Please see the link below for more information.

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Are the Petes AirCheckers worth it?
Stay away from that. 100% waste of money.
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hey, thanks for the Info. I have seen people use it for two-wheelers. I was going to buy one and was wondering if I can use it for car tyre too. You can refer to my other post in this thread a little below.

One small question though. Will you be able to pump a fully deflated tyre with the foot pump??
Foot pumps usually have a pressure limit around 50-60psi, so they are compatible with most vehicles.
It is possible to fill air using a foot pump, I habe 235/75R15 tyres which I maintain ~27psi. It is not a difficult job to check pressure and air up weekly. Once the tyres had to be aired up from 10psi to 27, that took three guys a good 20min.

Foot pumps are generally more consistent than air fillers at fuel bunks.
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Whenever i fill fuel (once in 2 weeks), which is in the morn before office. So cold air and higher density fuel. Alternate times fill up the spare also.

Before long trips, the previous day. 1Rs per tyre.
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i use nitrogen for the tyre and for month or two i use to check the pressure and it's still in the same psi
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