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Maintenance Tips To Increase Tire Performance, Life And Durability


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#1
whetstone

Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

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Check and Adjust First Thing In The Morning
Set according to the vehicle manufacturer's cold tire pressure(s) recommended on the vehicle's tire placard or in its owner's manual. This must be done before rising ambient temperatures, the sun's radiant heat or even driving short distances temporarily warms the tires.

Accommodating Variables

Indoor-to-outdoor Temperature Variation
Significant differences between the conditions tire pressures are set (the warmth of an attached garage, heated garage or service shop) and in which the vehicle will be driven (winter's subfreezing temperatures) requires inflating tires 1 psi higher than recommended on the placard for every 10┬░ F difference in temperature between interior and exterior temperatures.

Afternoon Ambient Temperature Increase.*
Set 2 psi above vehicle manufacturer's cold inflation recommendations when installing new tires or if the vehicle has
been parked in the shade for a few hours.

Tire Heat Generated While Being Driven (or at speeds of less than 45 mph)*
Set 4 psi above vehicle manufacturer's cold inflation recommendations.

Heat Generated While Being Driven Extensively (or at sustained speeds greater than 45 mph)*
Set 6 psi above vehicle manufacturer's cold inflation recommendations.

Do Not Release Hot Tire Pressure
if any of these variables could be the cause of measured tire pressure exceeding the maximum psi branded on the tire's
sidewall by the 2, 4 or 6 psi indicated above for the various conditions. This temporary pressure increase is expected
and designed into the tire's capabilities.

*NOTE: Tires on a parked vehicle exposed to direct sunlight will appear overinflated due to the heat absorbed from the radiant energy of the sun. Pressures cannot be accurately set on these tires until all have stabilized in the shade

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:47 PM

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I have a question for the gurus...did you guys change the oil during first inspection (2500km) ? Seems only GEOauto is sticking with TOTAL while others are not...my knowledge with these car maintenance stuff are rather basic...so let's see how the rest experience it smile_cool.gif

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:20 PM

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QUOTE (jules308 @ Jun 8 2009, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a question for the gurus...did you guys change the oil during first inspection (2500km) ? Seems only GEOauto is sticking with TOTAL while others are not...my knowledge with these car maintenance stuff are rather basic...so let's see how the rest experience it smile_cool.gif


I did not change mine at 2.5k. Now at 5k already.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:30 AM

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QUOTE (behcw @ Jun 8 2009, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did not change mine at 2.5k. Now at 5k already.


Hi there,

Hav changed my tire that day.

Frm CSC 3 to Good Year F1 Asymmetric. The different was huge .
1) quiet
2) comfort, less bumpy n soft at 2.5 bar ( 38 psi )
3) cornering much more smoother. ( at 155 km/h ).

Send to Glenmarie Goh Swee Hin to inspect my allignment ( pull to the left ).
One of the sifu there said, its normal- minor pull. Some merz also got this problem.

Action taken from sifu : reallignment n changed front tire position.
Still got a bit, not much improve.


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:44 PM

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QUOTE (jules308 @ Jun 8 2009, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a question for the gurus...did you guys change the oil during first inspection (2500km) ? Seems only GEOauto is sticking with TOTAL while others are not...my knowledge with these car maintenance stuff are rather basic...so let's see how the rest experience it smile_cool.gif


anyone knows what oil brand KS SC use?

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:22 PM

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QUOTE (aslan308 @ Jun 30 2009, 05:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anyone knows what oil brand KS SC use?

I change my oil at 2.5k km. KS SC uses Caltex sythetic oil

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:02 AM

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QUOTE (samt81 @ Jun 30 2009, 12:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi there,

Hav changed my tire that day.

Frm CSC 3 to Good Year F1 Asymmetric. The different was huge .
1) quiet
2) comfort, less bumpy n soft at 2.5 bar ( 38 psi )
3) cornering much more smoother. ( at 155 km/h ).

Send to Glenmarie Goh Swee Hin to inspect my allignment ( pull to the left ).
One of the sifu there said, its normal- minor pull. Some merz also got this problem.

Action taken from sifu : reallignment n changed front tire position.
Still got a bit, not much improve.


Samt81, what was the damage?

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:41 PM

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QUOTE (thedoc @ Jun 30 2009, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I change my oil at 2.5k km. KS SC uses Caltex sythetic oil


is it Caltex Havoline Energy 5W30?
and how much the price is?

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 11:07 AM

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QUOTE (behcw @ Jul 1 2009, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Samt81, what was the damage?

Its not damage as many of the member here do talk bout this issue.
According to the sifu there, because our driver side is on d right thats y the rod chamber degree run a bit.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 08:45 PM

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QUOTE (samt81 @ Jul 2 2009, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its not damage as many of the member here do talk bout this issue.
According to the sifu there, because our driver side is on d right thats y the rod chamber degree run a bit.


hehe .. the damage i'm referring is how much you pay for your new tire ....
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