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Old 12-01-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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So first shop ,second shop and you divided the responsibility if you kill someone in civil suit. To save a few bucks. No thanks.
I wonder how we ever lived prior to 2008 when TPMS sensors were not mandatory
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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So first shop ,second shop and you divided the responsibility if you kill someone in civil suit. To save a few bucks. No thanks.
Excuse me, if I what??

I've owned 22 cars in my life, and this is the only one that has come equipped with TPMS. And yet I managed to drive the other 21 cars for several hundred thousand cumulative miles without killing anybody. If you're too much of a goddamned imbecile to keep your tires properly inflated without an electronic device to tell you your tires are low, you should have never been handed a driver's license in the first place. As for me, I do not suffer from such a deficiency.
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Old 12-01-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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This is news to me. But at this rate I don't doubt it.

Discount Tire did fix my flat just a year ago. Not sure about now
I think it is for the warranty that people buy. If you have this, they just replace the tire because fix-a-flat and patches would void the warranty. They just replace the tire and move on.

Also, correct me if I am wrong, but I believe those warranties you can pay extra for are one-time use items. Basically, if you have them replace the tire completely and you want the same warranty on the new tire, you have to buy it again.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:22 PM
 
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I think it is for the warranty that people buy. If you have this, they just replace the tire because fix-a-flat and patches would void the warranty. They just replace the tire and move on.

Also, correct me if I am wrong, but I believe those warranties you can pay extra for are one-time use items. Basically, if you have them replace the tire completely and you want the same warranty on the new tire, you have to buy it again.
Yes, it's a one time use warranty
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Old 12-02-2014, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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So first shop ,second shop and you divided the responsibility if you kill someone in civil suit. To save a few bucks. No thanks.

That makes no sense at all lol

Lots of cars on the road today do not have TPMS anyway.

My local shop will mount anything on anything I bring in. Its my responsibility if I wreck, not theirs.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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So first shop ,second shop and you divided the responsibility if you kill someone in civil suit. To save a few bucks. No thanks.
This may be a new Automotive forum low right here.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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Excuse me, if I what??

I've owned 22 cars in my life, and this is the only one that has come equipped with TPMS. And yet I managed to drive the other 21 cars for several hundred thousand cumulative miles without killing anybody. If you're too much of a goddamned imbecile to keep your tires properly inflated without an electronic device to tell you your tires are low, you should have never been handed a driver's license in the first place. As for me, I do not suffer from such a deficiency.

I repped you for Common Sense.

In a world full of imbeciles that savor the use of unnecessary over-priced gadgets (TPMS, Backup Cameras,etc), it is refreshing to see another old-schooler that can miraculously "survive" without them.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Huntsville
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Too many people want gadgets to replace common sense. Guess what? They can't. My 06 F150 came equipped with TPMS sensors. However, I noticed a low tire recently when washing the truck (I do an inspection as well as a wash each time) and noticed my pressure light was not on. It was 10lbs low. I found out the previous owner removed the sensors and had the light turned off. Miraculously I've been on numerous road trips and have yet to kill someone because my tire was low.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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Ambulance chasers salivate at the opportunity to sue someone with money.

I run 185/65-15 tires in the winter on my car that calls for 195/60-15 ... it also has TPMS. I had my car held hostage at a walmart once when they realized that.

So now? I mount the tire on the wheel myself, bring it to be balanced. They don't care about lack of TPMS, but they don't like the wrong tire size. So it's for my 2011 Nissan Versa ... not a 2011 Ford Focus!
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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If you're too much of a goddamned imbecile to keep your tires properly inflated without an electronic device to tell you your tires are low, you should have never been handed a driver's license in the first place.
Why do you make it sound like you don't know any regular people?
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