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#48 of 77 Re: tire guages [vwracer]
Jun 19, 2005 (10:32 am)
"The important thing is that all 4 tires are the same pressure. Buy a cheap $4 stick guage and forget about batteries. If all 4 tires are 2 pounds too high or 1 1/2 pounds too low, the average person will never be able to tell the difference. As long as all 4 tires are the same that's all that's important."
Ahhhh, common sense. Far too often we get hung up on things. My dad used to think that if he paid the highest price, he got the best quality - and he was a businessman. When he traded cars at his favorite dealer, the dealer would quote a price, Dad would come back with "That's too high, Paul, sharpen your pencil. Paul would then lower his price and my dad thought he was really dealing. The fact is, Paul knew the game and started out high. When he 'sharpened his pencel', what he really did was to drop it to what he really wanted for the car. Buyer beware. In all fairness, the tools we have today to research weren't available then.
Take the time to understand the product and the deal, then apply common sense and see if paying for the high priced spread is really worth it. Some can't settle for anything else, and that's fine, if after going through the process, they still want to spend the bucks.
#49 of 77 Re: How do they define lifetime? [bodydouble]
Jun 19, 2005 (10:43 am)
#38 of 48 How do they define lifetime? by bodydouble Jun 10, 2002 (8:14 pm)
"My lifetime? The lifetime of the gauge? How about if I were to give the guage to my son? These things aren't registered, so they can't control such "transfers". Also, do they replace the battery for you, or give you a new gauge? "
The devil is in the details. My wife just paid $300 for a landscape 'plan' which with be returned if we buy product. Sounds simple, right? She asked no further questions. My questions were: 1. Can you just buy $300 worth of plants at no charge beyond the plan cost? 2. If not, how much must you buy to get the 300 credit? 3. Must you pay for the entire plan before you receive the credit? To me, important questions. Never occured to her. Try as I may, I can't get her to think beyond the first thing.
#52 of 77 I had the tires replaced on my Tercel last weekend....
Oct 08, 2005 (9:51 am)
.....and the guy who replaced them said he put 30 psi in them. When I got home I checked them with my guage and all 4 tires read 34-35 psi. I don't know if the tire guy's gauge was off or if my cheap gauge with the little square rod that protrudes out from the middle was off. At any rate, I think I definitely need to look into one of these Accutire gauges. It's amazing how many vehicles I see on the road with underinflated (or just improperly inflated) tires and how many people don't realize (or care) how important proper tire pressure is.
Oct 09, 2005 (8:38 am)
If you're looking to purchase an Accutire gauge from the internet, make sure you'll actually be getting an Accutire gauge before you order. For example, doing a search on bizrate.com for Accutire shows that Circuit City sells them. I actually went to our local CC after their web site indicated they had the Accutire gauges in stock. The gauges they had were in fact made by Nextech and they didn't have a single gauge with the Accutire name on it. The Nextech gauge I looked at looks just like one of the Accutire gauges and its part number (63-1113) is listed on CC's site as an Accutire gauge. I will be contacting the Tire Rack to find out if the gauges they sell are actually made by Accutire. If so, I'll probably just order one from them.
#54 of 77 I ordered an Accutire gauge.....
Oct 12, 2005 (7:42 am)
....from the Tire Rack. Their's are actually made by Accutire.
#55 of 77 Re: I had the tires replaced on my Tercel last weekend.... [bottgers]
Oct 15, 2005 (8:07 am)
He measured the tire pressure cold. After you drive on the tires for more than a mile, the tire pressure goes up by ~5 psi. You want to wait at least a few hours to measure a tire cold.
#56 of 77 Re: I had the tires replaced on my Tercel last weekend.... [virtus]
Oct 15, 2005 (10:14 am)
Tire Rack has some good information on variation of tire pressure under various conditions.
Oct 17, 2005 (11:28 am)
....check tire pressure on cold tires.