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440 mi. trip without tire valve cap OK?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by brec, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. brec

    brec Member

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    I'm away from home; planning to return, 440 miles, in a few days. I just noticed the absence of one of my tire valve caps. I'd prefer, although I don't have to, wait until I'm home to replace it. Is there any urgency?
     
  2. Jdcorbitt3

    Jdcorbitt3 Member

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    Don't worry about it. It is secondary for protection. It is not uncommon for them to be stolen. Drive on with confidence.

    John
     
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  3. Snerruc

    Snerruc Member

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    Just drop bye a tire store. They will give you one.
     
  4. omarsultan

    omarsultan Active Member

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    The caps there to protect the valve--unless you are going offroading, I would not sweat it. Any auto parts store will have replacements.
     
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  5. jelloslug

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    Now is your chance to get some with skulls on them....
     
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  6. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    It's embarrassing, but I've been driving with 1 missing one for... 4 months now. I probably forgot to put it back when I was inflating my tires, and each time I stop by the auto-store for something, I forget to buy it.

    I wouldn't sweat it.
     

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