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#19 of 114 Re: Tires for 2005 Impreza [once_for_all]
Dec 14, 2006 (8:57 am)
Let's face it, not all of us have tire gauges and check our pressure once a week. In my estimation, that's being obsessive. Yes, it's the way to go in tire preservation, but I'm a girl, I like to go shopping for shoes, not worry about tire pressure. My tire problems have been sidewall issues. When I said gearheads, I meant it in the most complimentary way. I'm sure you guys who write in this forum have immaculate cars and detail them every week. Mine, at the moment is covered in mud from recent bad weather. My family has had 4 Subarus, mine the only new one. I'm not sure if I'd buy another if it has to be babied. By the way, I am an electrical engineer with Lockheed Martin, so I'm not completely useless. For many of us who buy cars, we want to get in and drive and get on with life without being ripped off by our car dealer and tire sales places. Maybe living in NY makes a difference, I know our inspection regulations are more stringent.
#20 of 114 Re: Tires for 2005 Impreza [terry92270]
Dec 14, 2006 (9:01 am)
Thanks for your input, read my answer to John for the whole story. There are places better than Sears, but I want a car I can depend on and go anywhere for oil changes, tire rotation and tires. I may want to spend my money elsewhere than on my car. I hate the thought of buying American, but it may be my next choice.
#21 of 114 Re: Tires for 2005 Impreza [awright11]
Dec 14, 2006 (9:59 am)
We have an OCD Club among the Subaru Crew members, and one of the pre-requisites is to have a tire pressure gauge in each car.
I have 4, one in each of our 3 cars plus an extra in my tool shed.
#22 of 114 Re: Tires for 2005 Impreza [awright11]
Dec 14, 2006 (10:47 am)
lol, it is fun reading your impression of us.
I don't really fit your mold however. I have never waxed my car in 3 years (still looks good by the way) and am still on my OEM Yokohamas at 60k.
Honestly, checking tire pressure once a month is more than adequate. I generally do mine about 3 or 4 times a year.
The nicest thing about my Forester might be its aftermarket rubber mats. I can store 6 months of dirt, a spilled raspberry ice tea, and a few sesame seeds off the last drive thru I went through. They just don't need attention regularly...
However, don't let that dust build up in the engine compartment. Now, that is important...lol
#23 of 114 Re: Tires for 2005 Impreza [once_for_all]
Dec 14, 2006 (12:21 pm)
Oddly enough I can feel when the pressure is low on one side. I can usually even predict which tire is low. If it pulls to the left, usually the left front, for instance.
Still need a gauge to tell just how much air it needs.
Dec 14, 2006 (1:40 pm)
I totally don't fit the mold....
I haven't washed my cars in months, covered in NYC muck.
I own tire gauges but check my tire pressure once every 6 months at best.
Oil changes for me are every 8-10+K miles usually cause I don't have time to change it.
But they all run well and I can't complain.
#25 of 114 Re: Wow [paisan]
Dec 14, 2006 (2:19 pm)
You want to open your own shop and you don't have time to change your own oil?
#26 of 114 Re: Wow [ateixeira]
Dec 15, 2006 (2:22 am)
Actually on the Armada I went 15k this time around, luckily I use Amsoil Full Synthetic which is good for 20k miles
Well it's like the shoemaker with bad shoes...
Also regular work would not get in the way if I quit
#27 of 114 Re: Tires for 2005 Impreza [ateixeira]
Dec 15, 2006 (8:33 am)
I totally don't believe that. It's a joke, right?
#28 of 114 Re: Tires for 2005 Impreza [once_for_all]
Dec 15, 2006 (8:49 am)
Well, John, the cleanest part of my car is my engine compartment. Everything I don't know what to do with including mail, drink cans, fast food wrappers, shoes, gets thrown in. I keep the back seat behind the driver's side folded down so I can just throw junk over my shoulder. I should be driving a clunker. Thanks to all of you who replied to my original inquiry. One thing and any of you can dispute. I believe that my P205/55R16's with the narrow sidewall can't take the beating my mom's Subaru with P185/70R14's can take. Both have run over curbs and my right front tire split out at the sidewall and they were fairly new tires. No road hazard on them. Yes, we drive over curbs once in a while.