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  1. Merc? No. BM!
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    ...check your tyres' pressure?

    I admit to not having done it once since I have my F11. :oops:

    Can you rely on the board computer to warn you in case of pressure loss?
     
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    I check tyre pressures at least every two weeks, or more of often if there has been a sudden change in ambient temperature. Only takes a few minutes so not much of a chore really.
     
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    About once a month. Most likely when I wash the car.:)
     
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    Once a month? Lol

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
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    Less if it is not dirty. ;)
     
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    My tyres are holding pressures well, so about once a month, or more frequently is there are large ambient temperature fluctuations.

    This winter temperatures have been pretty consistent, the first big rise is likely later this week.

    Snow on the ground again today, second time this week. :rolleyes:

    Peter
     
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    Not often enough.........:oops:
     
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    What is TPMS? Sounds like a once a month thing...
     
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    tyre pressure monitoring system

    I tend to check every couple of weeks, usually before a long drive
     
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    Every time I fill up with petrol, which is around every 2 weeks.
     
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    At least once a month, and always before a long journey. The outside ambient temperature will also affect your tyre pressures. Keeping the correct pressures also ensures minimum tyre wear and maximum mileage.
     
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    I check my tyre pressures about once a month. It's surprising how a partially deflated tyre won't look that much different than one which is inflated to the correct pressure. Under-inflated tyres will also have a negative impact on fuel economy. So it makes sense to check often. Haynes recommends weekly - but if you're having to put air in weekly you've probably got something wrong with the tyre anyway!

    My TPMS system is fairly rudimentary as it seems the pressure needs to be quite low for it to activate.
     
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    I usually check the pressures about once a month. I find the tyre temp display on TPMS useful with the colder weather, usually about 4-5 degrees lower than the ambient temperature and has a significant impact on (2wd) traction. MPSS tyres are known for their less than ideal low temperature performance (unlike the newer Michelin PS4S)
    As standard the Mini only showed the tyre pressures but it was easy to code and now displays both pressures and tyre temps.
     
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    Cheers all!

    I'll invest in a pressure gauge as @pinewood suggested. (y)
     
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    Never!
    Should I even with TPMS?
     
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    Same here. I check on the idrive which seems accurate.
     
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    I check mine twice a year when i change from winter to summer tyres, The TPMS is awesome, and I look at the TPMS screen about once a week just as i set off on a journey

    as the tyres come up to temperature if i dont have the required pressures then i call in to a garage and adjust the pressure

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    and most of the time the tyres do not need any adjustment at all, and as I said I normally check and adjust when i fit the winters/summer tyres

    with the TPMS display you will see the pressures change as the tyres warm up so i would say they are pretty accurate
     
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