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Old 10-07-2013, 03:15 PM
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Didn't take much to bring the beast down ...

One of my tire pressure sensors raised a low pressure alarm on the weekend. I checked the tire pressure, and sure enough it was down but I couldn't see any visible damage or punctures. I filled the tire back up, & measured the pressure today. It seemed okay. Just as a precaution, I visited a tire store this morning and asked them to check for a leak. This is what they found;



It's a tiny staple that went right through the tire tread. I'm guessing it had been in the tire for some time, since it was such a tiny puncture and very slow leak.

It shows how important it is to frequently check your tire pressure. Thank goodness for the Tire Pressure Sensors.
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mustve been long enough to get through
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mustve been long enough to get through
Yep! We could just see the point of the staple on the inside of the tire.
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That's one big ass staple....maybe 3/4 inch? If you tried to drive one into the tread you'd probably bend twenty of them beforevyou got one to go in straight.
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