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snow/ice deflate your tire(s)?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Bob Sacamano, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    it snowed here in MD pretty badly a couple of days ago, and today I finally took the car out, my car was sitting in about 6 inches of snow and ice for 2 days, and my front, right tire was deflated a bit

    has that happened to anyone?

    I filled it back up w/ air, should it still be alright? or do I have to get a new tire?
  2. WarC

    WarC Active Member

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    I'd watch it and see if it doesn't deflate again. Could be you have a leak that may not even be related to the snow. If it doesn't deflate you should be good to go.

    Here in Wisconsin it snows early and often during the winter season, and the change in temperature can affect the psi level in the tire to a marginal extent, but it shouldn't be an issue that crops up more than, say, once each season. For instance at the beginning of the winter season and then again when spring hits.
  3. Bob Sacamano

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    I had to go to a training seminar, so I put some air in before I drove back, and drove on it for 26 minutes on the highway, so I think I'm pretty good

    I'll check on it in a few later
  4. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Cold temps can have that effect on air pressure in your tires, but it is a bit odd that it would only affect that one tire. I would certainly suggest monitoring it over the next few days to make sure you don't have a slow leak in your tire.
  5. jksmith269

    jksmith269 Proud Navy Veteran 1990-1995

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    it's not that odd, if that one tire is in the shade and the rest are in the sunlight somewhat... My truck for instance two tires are constantly in the sunlight but the driver side are never in the sunlight so they stay a little lower on air temps... but you are correct cold air will cause your air pressure to lower, but once you drive the car the heat should build most of it back up
  6. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I can certainly agree with that assessment. I had assumed that Bobby Sac had all four tires in the snow, but that could easily have been a mistaken assumption.
  7. Bob Sacamano

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    all 4 were in the snow, but I noticed when I was getting some of the snow from beneath the tires, that the front, right one had accumulated ice all at the bottom, so it seemed like it was significantly colder than the others
  8. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    The TPMS on my car always tells me my tires are low. That because when I pull out of my garage into the cold cold winter morning, the tires do lose pressure because of the cold.

    I will go from 40 lbs down to about 36lbs of pressure.
  9. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    While you try and fix the leak in your tire, work on the one in your head next, OK?
  10. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    +1

    I thought only women asked questions like this. :D
  11. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    That's only because of the dirty Inuit and Polar Bear bones, fossilizing on your driveway, you Alaskan/Okie twit.

    :muttley"
  12. lewpac

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    Here in Hawaii, it went from 86 degrees with SW tradwinds, to 82 and a northern breeze.

    I deflated my two left-sides and, and mile gas mileage improved by .0034%.

    Hawaii is a hard place to drive in the winter......................
  13. Bob Sacamano

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    10-4.
  14. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    :bastid:

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