Flats and Tire Pressure

Tire pressure is commonly measured in either pounds per square inch (PSI) or in kilo pascals (kPa). Improper tire pressure may cause vehicles to run flat and may consequently result in a serious accident.

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Bicycles

What is the volume of air in a bicycle tire?

The answer to that would differ a lot depending on what tire you're thinking about, and what the pressure is. Tires come in very different sizes, with very different volumes.

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BMW 5-Series

What is tire pressure for BMW 530i?

Guessing and following advice from others is not the correct tire pressure. The correct tire pressure for your BMW is listed in the owners manual and on the drivers door post. That is the pressure recommended by BMW who designed your car and know what pressure is best.

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What is the tire pressure for a BMW R1100RT?

Factory recommended tire pressures for the R1100RT are: One-Up: Front: 31.9 PSI (2.2 bar) Rear: 36.3 PSI (2.5 bar) Two-Up: Front: 36.3 PSI (2.5 bar) Rear: 39.2 PSI (2.7 bar) Two-Up w/ Luggage: Front: 36.3 PSI (2.5 bar) Rear: 42.0 PSI (2.9 bar) This is from the owner's manual for the R1100RT, US Edition. This information is also found on the tire inflation label located under the passenger seat. This is from the Service and Technical Booklet for the R1100RT, US Edition. (note: the inflation chart in the Service and Technical Booklet does not distinguish between "Two-up" and "With passenger and luggage", listing only "Two-up", but providing the higher inflation level for "With passenger and luggage")

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VW Golf GTI

What is the tire pressure for a golf gti 2.0L?

Check blackwall. Should be around 32 psi if you are using the stock package that came with the car. Now if you are trying to alter the grip of your tire then 32 psi is what the manufacture recommends for that original equipment wheel and tire package only. Briefly, if you have aftermarket rims and tires then you have changed their equation and 32 psi is just a base standard to simply keep your tires stiff. Auto-Crosser, Drifters and Drag Racers change their tire pressure to suit there purposes and I myself never run as low as 32 psi on the street or otherwise.

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How can a cracked wheel cause a flat tire?

Yes, the air can leak out of the crack.

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Dodge Avenger

What should tire pressure be on Dodge Avenger. I have no manual?

Listed on the driver's door post.

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What is the inflation tire pressure of Tucson?

32lb front 30lb rear

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Where are uniroyal tires manufactured?

Look on the side of the tire and it will list where it is made. Uniroyal is owned by the Michelin Tire Company which is a French company. The tires are made in the U.S. and Canada.

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Seasons

Do you need summer tires?

Summer TiresI drove all summer on my winter tires and the only things that came of it were louder than normal road noise, and tread-wear. Both winter and summer tires will last you longer if you change them every season. If money is an issue, get all season.

You don't NEED summer tires. all-season tires would probably do fine for you. Winter tires will be louder on dry roads and will wear fast, so you should not drive on them year-round. Summer tires usually have a performance advantage on dry roads over winter and all-season tires, but should not be driven in more than a dusting of snow, and forget about it on ice (I discovered this when it finally snowed here in NC; my current car came with summer tires). All-season, of course, offer a balance of traction in all conditions. I drove in upstate NY winters for several years on all-season tires without much problem, so unless you frequently drive on unplowed roads with more than a couple inches of snow/ice, you can get by with all-season tires year round.

Winter tires use different compounds. When they are new they are very soft and grip well on ice and snow but as they wear down to about halfway, the compound changes to an all season compound which is harder. Once snow tires are half worn, they are about the same as regular all season tires so you might as well run them. Snow tires are only good on snow for one or two seasons.

wow now this is a question . I am from Canada . so hmm alot of snow and a few good months of hot sun . All-season tires seems of been a thing to have for many years here . but now its changing , people want better traction in the winter . and with a two year old all season tire , it just dont cut it any more the swipes in the tire are not as deep anymore . put it this . do you want to stay on the road and kick the snow out from under the tires or would you want them to ride on top like a snow shoe ? . During the summer you want a good rain tire to hmmm , almost do the same thing with the water . The biggest money maker from the tire company's is miss leading the people thinking that a n all season tire can do the job , but as the tire wears down the the all season factor goes out the window in a 20% tread wear .wish i lived where there was no snow.

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I'm from Canada too, and agree totally with my countryman above. You DO need summer tires as they deal with rain much better than winter tires do. (And we get lots of unexpected rain in summer.) -Most sensible Canadians keep two complete sets of rims, one with summer and one set with winter tires. Most GOOD snow tires cost more than summer tires, so it's silly to waste them with dry road use. All Season tires are OK, but not as good as the two set option

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How do you fix a run-flat tire?

Run-flat tires usually can not be fixed. The tires are usually $100 more than because they contain more rubber on the sidewalls & surface so they can run flat, therefore it they usually can not be repaired or plugged for safety reasons. For more information, call your local tire center. (Note: do not mix run-flats with non-run flat tires.)

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Landlord-Tenant Issues

Can a landlord tow your vehicle for having a flat tire?

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Motorcycle Safety

What is tire pressure for sportster 1200?

Front 36 Rear 38

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Chemistry

Why is it not advisable to increase the air pressure in a car tire to full limit when driving on a hot day?

AnswerTire pressure is supposed to be measured while the tire is cold. Tire pressure is higher when the tire is hot; therefore, the pressure of a hot tire will drop below its limit when it cools down.
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VW New Beetle

What is a safe tire pressure range?

This question needs to be more specifc to produce a reliable answer. The answer will vary depending on they kind of tire, the vehicle, and the use for which the tire is applied. If we're considering a car, light truck, SUV or other passenger vehicle, there is usually a placard on the door, in the glove compartment or the fuel compartment cover which specifies the best tire pressure for the vehicle. This may be as low as 24 psi or as high as 35psi in most cases, but this is not an acceptable range to operate under. The safest range is withing 1-2 pounds of the level on the door sticker, or the owner's manual specs. Never operate for normal conditions using the Maximum pressure which is stamped on the side of the tire. This maximum is the greatest pressure which the tire is designed to resist ... not the recommended operating pressure. If a tire is used with less than the optimum pressure you note that the outside edges of the tread will be wearing faster than the center. This is a clear sign that you need to use more pressure. If the tire is wearing only in the center of the tread faster than the outside edges, then you need to reduce the pressure. The vehicle's weight and the load carried also play a part. The heavier the load the the more pressure required in the tires.

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The law requires at least of how many inch of tread depth on all four tires?

1/16 or 0.0625

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Motorcycles
Suzuki Motorcycles

How do you fix a motorcycle tire that has a nail stuck in it?

Remove the tire from the wheel and repair it from the inside with a patch.

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I would not recommend this. While it can be helpful as a temporary fix (it's better than sitting on the side of the road, for sure), a plug or a patch should only be used until you can get a new tire.

Look at it this way. If you have a blowout in a car, the other three wheels are fine, and you'll coast to a stop. Maybe you scratch up your rim, maybe the sudden loss of control scares you. But in most cases, you don't crash.

On a motorcycle, if you have a blowout, it's a pretty safe bet that you're going to bleed. When one tire goes, there's not much else holding that bike up.

A motorcycle is an expensive hobby, and it is just my personal opinion that if you cannot afford to replace a damaged tire within a week, you have no business owning that bike in the first place. Patches and plugs are helpful in a pinch (I'll admit, I've used a plug to help me get home), but I really don't consider a mended motorcycle tire safe at all. It's your decision on that one, it's your body you're putting in jeopardy.

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I don't totally agree with the last writer.. If you get a nail in your tire and it is still in good shape and relatively new then put a plug in it and keep going... normally tires don't blow out because of a hole... blow outs are normally caused by extreme use... over use...and lastly running over objects on the road...

Yet, I would recommend that you take the tire to a professional after you repair it to insure that the tire is safe.. sometimes they see things we don't... since that is their job to know tires.

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I would replace the tire....

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I plugged my rear tire after picking up a nail, my tires were fairly new about 400mi, Im just changing it now almost 10,000 miles later, and i ride pretty aggressive, I even ran speeds up over 170mph on this tire, I will plug again if i ever have to, especially if your tire is in good shape. If it is past the wear bars already then don't bother. and I agree with the third writer that a hole normally doesn't cause a blow out, extreme wear combined with a puncture is usually the cause. I would consider an old tire worn past the wear bars without a plug or patch, to be more dangerous than a newer tire with a plug or patch.

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http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/infocenter_tiretips.asp?id=13#tip

This was obtained from the official Dunlop website:

Some punctures in motorcycle tires may be repaired.

Dunlop recommends only permanent plug-patch repairs of small (maximum 1/4-inch diameter) tread area punctures from within the dismounted tire by a qualified tire repair shop or motorcycle dealer. Never perform an exterior repair and never use an inner tube as a substitute for a proper repair. Speed should not exceed 50 mph for the first 24 hours after repair and the repaired tire should never be used over 75 mph. Check inflation pressure after tire cools for at least three (3) hours following run-in, or sooner if air loss is suspected.

No form of temporary repair should be attempted because secondary damage caused by a penetrating object may not be detected and tire or tube deflation may occur at a later date.

Dunlop does not recommend the use of liquid sealants. These are a form of temporary repair, and they may adversely affect ply material and mask secondary damage caused by a penetrating object. Reliance upon sealants can result in sudden tire failure and accident.

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How often should you fill your tire with air in the winter?

You should check the air pressure at least once a month.

You should check the air pressure at least once a month.

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Pontiac Fiero

What is the correct tire pressure for fiero?

check the side of tires. most tires are different!

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What should the tire pressure be on a fiat bravo?

Listed in your owner's manual and somewhere on the vehicle, Normally on the driver's door post.

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Mazda

Tire pressure for Mazda Bongo?

32 on the front, 34 at the rear 32 on the front, 34 at the rear

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Chevy Impala

How do you change the tire on a 2002 Chevy Impala?

See Changing a Flat Tire, under Section 5: Problems on the Road, on page 5-23 of your "Owner's Manual"

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What factors contribute to the likelihood of aquaplaning?

Water, speed, tire pressure, weak struts, driver...

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Chevy Monte Carlo

How do you reset the low tire pressure light on a 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo?

When the tires are rotated, the system needs relearn tire position. This may also be a problem in the system if the warning on the dash says "service tire monitor system". There is a service bulletin to replace a few parts and re-program the system to correct this. - TechJK

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On what Car or truck. I need Year, Make, and Model to answer this!

>A friend has a 2002 Monte Carlo where his "low tire pressure" warning has >been showing on his dash display. It only happens each time he has the >tires rotated. First time he had the GM dealer reset the light. All tires >are at the same and correct pressure...any ideas?

Yes, this happened to me once. Simply reset the dashboard display after rotating tires. The system works on an imbalanced number of revolutions at the wheel sensor of the ABS. First, make sure that the four tires are identical and have identical pressure. Then reset the display.

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Auto Insurance

Who is at fault if you hit a car from behind that was stopped with a flat tire on the fast lane after a curve?

The person who rear-ended the stalled car is at fault. As a driver you are always required to be able to stop your car for the most unexpected situation. This means that if you need to slow down going around a corner because you never know what might be in the middle of the road then that is what you do.

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Chevy Suburban

What is the recommended tire pressure for a 2004 alero?

look on the rear portion of the drivers door when opened most likely on the bottom of the inside or on the "pillar" where it meets that area when closed. there's usually a little label with specifications printed on it. it should state the number followed by 3 letters "P.S.I." in a small section of said label. it'll also say "front" or "back". If it's not there,try a similar area on vehicle or (hopefully) if you've still got the manual,check the index for tire pressures. If none of this works,go to a general motors dealership service department and either ask for assistance or possibly purchase a manual from them. It shouldn't cost you to have your pressures checked by them either. One more option is a tire service outlet. Personally, I would have done it for ya for free! Good Luck!

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