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Old 12-04-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The best reason to fill our tires with nitrogen gas is that it's so stable. It stays at a stable psi when the temperatures change, especially when it gets warmer, so here in TX during summer and highwaydriving you'll have significant less of a chance for a blow out, your tires wear better and your fuel economy goes up slightly.

...There's a reason they use it in any serious race car.
This isn't really true. Nitrogen obeys the "same ideal gas law" as atmospheric air.

Gas laws - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Consumer Reports ran a one year test of pressure loss - and nitrogen DID show a slight advantage over regular air - but only about 1 psi over a one year period.

Consumer Reports Cars Blog: Tires - Nitrogen air loss study

If it is free - there is no reason not to use nitrogen. But otherwise I think it is a complete waste of time and money.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I like the TPMS in our Pilot and Ridgeline.

Marykate - you really should spend a few minutes with the owner's manual of your car. Don't be just another helpless female intimidated by an indicator on your dash.

TPMS = Tire Pressure Monitoring System. It warns you when your tire pressure is below the manufacturer's minimum for that car. It doesn't mean "emergency" but it means one or more of your tires are low. This happens when it gets cold - but even if it were warm your tires were probably close to being low.

Since you probably NEVER check your tire pressure on your own - TPMS is doing you a favor.
Hoffdano - There's way TOO MANY helpless females in my office who are always asking me what's wrong with their car. All the lights are on the dashboard and dinging to no end. Eek! And they wonder why the mechanic told them that they need a new transmission! I too, have TPMS on my vehicle and it's a great thing. I check my own tire pressure and have a digital gauage in my glove box.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Hi,

I just got back my Honda Accord 2008 yesterday from dealership after fixing the back bumper which was damaged in an accident.

Today, I drove the car and the TPMS Light is ON. What does that mean? I am in Houston and it is snowing (little bit). Does, it have anything to do with the TPMS light?
Please read your owner's manual because you can find out how TPMS works and you may even find a feature in your car you didn't know about! Don't be afraid to get under the hood either! Good luck and stay safe out there!
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Incognito
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Refill them with nitrogen. You shouldn't have this problem again.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Refill them with nitrogen. You shouldn't have this problem again.
See posts above on nitrogen.

Unless it is free - it is not worth the cost and hassle whatsoever.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:29 PM
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Location: Garden State
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I fill my tires with helium--it makes for a lighter ride.
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