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Noob question - how do you guys know your tire pressure??

hanl1

Member
Sep 2, 2015
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Stamford, CT
Likely a noob car question - So I posted about a flat tire exactly a week ago. I got the tire patched and this evening I got a 'low tire pressure' warning. I suspect it was the patch guy not having done his job well. I want to see what my tire pressure currently is but I'm not sure how. I looked around here and people here just seem to know always their tire pressure value! How do you guys do it?
 

Ugliest1

S85: "Sparky"
Aug 19, 2013
1,401
1,645
Victoria BC Canada
Likely a noob car question - So I posted about a flat tire exactly a week ago. I got the tire patched and this evening I got a 'low tire pressure' warning. I suspect it was the patch guy not having done his job well. I want to see what my tire pressure currently is but I'm not sure how. I looked around here and people here just seem to know always their tire pressure value! How do you guys do it?
Well, unless the next version of firmware changes things, the old ways are the best ways. I.e., get out and measure. That's what I do anyway, generally weekly.

Hey, congrats on your purchase!!! :)
 

Drucifer

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Nov 30, 2014
1,115
262
Charlotte, NC
I'm guessing with a handheld pressure gauge. AFAIK you can only see the TPMS readings with a service mode access code.

One of a number of things that I have found that are done better on the Chevy Volt than the Tesla Model S. I now keep a high quality tire gauge handy and stop by the QuikTrip about once a week for free air.
 

Drucifer

Active Member
Nov 30, 2014
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Charlotte, NC

Stoneymonster

Active Member
Jan 8, 2013
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Aptos, Ca
Well, unless the next version of firmware changes things, the old ways are the best ways. I.e., get out and measure. That's what I do anyway, generally weekly.

Hey, congrats on your purchase!!! :)

According to the leaks, the next major firmware release will display individual tire pressures.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,587
22,071
Texas
According to the leaks, the next major firmware release will display individual tire pressures.

Even when that occurs, you'll still want to check occasionally with a high quality pressure gauge such as a Longacre 50406, 50404, or equal. With pressure gauges, you get only what you pay for.
 

JPP

Active Member
Feb 4, 2013
3,056
1,284
SF Bay Area, CA
I have the FOBO Plus on both of our cars:

Home - FOBO

There is an iPhone and Android app, plus an Apple Watch app.

Note that v.7.0 firmware (coming soon....) will allow you to see tire pressures.
 

Morristhecat

Member
Jul 3, 2012
723
202
Burnaby, BC
I noticed one time after a shop repaired a tire, they only inflated the tire to 35 psi, so the low pressure warning continued until I properly inflated the tire myself.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,587
22,071
Texas
I noticed one time after a shop repaired a tire, they only inflated the tire to 35 psi, so the low pressure warning continued until I properly inflated the tire myself.

Any time your car goes in for any kind of service (even non tire related), check the pressures first thing the next morning. You never know when someone was trying to be "helpful".
 

Patrick W

Active Member
Mar 17, 2015
1,476
882
SLC, UT
According to the leaks, the next major firmware release will display individual tire pressures.

More than just a leak at this point. I'm pretty sure I saw a screen save someone with V7 posted to the forums recently showing all four pressures. Would be nice if they also included the spare for those of us (paranoid types) that bought and carry a spare on longer trips.
 

FlatSix911

Porsche 918 Hybrid
Jun 15, 2015
6,513
5,917
Silicon Valley
No need for FOBO. The 7.0 software release will have actual TPMS values displayed.

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