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Old 08-18-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Lawn Guyland New Yawk
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Even if it had a hand that came out of the dash that slapped you across the face while a voice screamed, "YOUR TIRE PRESSURE IS LOW!!!!!!!!!" people would still be driving around with flat tires.

Honestly I can't say I'm surprised.
Amen to this one...lol
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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^^ I bet you're a barrel of fun at parties
Usually, I look and see if the host has a good book I can read in a corner.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Toledo
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I don't rely on my car's tire pressure monitor. Don't people use tire gauges anymore?
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Jalopnik has a related article today. made me laugh.

Misinterpreting Your Car's Iconography
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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Of course, some "hyper-milers" over inflate their tires anyway so they will never see that idiot light come on. They may have rougher rides and possible blowouts, though.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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There is a reason they call them "idiot lights", it is to get the attention of the idiots that they need to pay attention to their car.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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Of course, some "hyper-milers" over inflate their tires anyway so they will never see that idiot light come on. They may have rougher rides and possible blowouts, though.
I did that on my old Prizm because I liked the slightly higher ride and the lighter steering, about 60-70psi. I did have a blowout, but I was accelerating from a stop and it wasn't a very bad experience. I'm pretty sure I even got the tire replaced for nearly free with the road hazard warranty.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:05 PM
 
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Never has there been a better time to advertise the concept of RTFM.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There is a reason they call them "idiot lights", it is to get the attention of the idiots that they need to pay attention to their car.
No, actually, they started using the term "idiot lights" in the 50s, when the carmakers removed actual gauges, like oil pressure, amperage and water temperature, and replaced them with lights that would indicate abnormal values.

The "idiot" was the driver who could not read a simple needle gauge, learn the normal ranges, and judge whether the oil pressure, amperage or temperature were out of tolerance and by how much.

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