Fuel saving tip after a service

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Mechanics are lazy, it's what they're good at. For this reason they don't bother to look inside the fuel cap at your car's required tyre pressure so they will always inflate to 30 psi.

This is fine for small cars but for medium to large the psi requirement is often higher. So check after a service and inflate them to the correct psi

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This should be in deals.

Why would your tyres be the wrong pressure when you put the car in for a service? Surely you keep them at the correct pressure at all times?

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Thanks. oO

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thats a very sweeping generalisation isnt it?

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I over inflate my tyres to get more MPG. Sure, theres no grip and I might kill someone, but thats not my problem.

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greg_68

Why would your tyres be the wrong pressure when you put the car in for a … Why would your tyres be the wrong pressure when you put the car in for a service? Surely you keep them at the correct pressure at all times?



If you inflate to right psi as I do, when you take it in for service they'll whack the pump on and it will deflate them to 30 psi.

vibeone

I over inflate my tyres to get more MPG. Sure, theres no grip and I … I over inflate my tyres to get more MPG. Sure, theres no grip and I might kill someone, but thats not my problem.



Thanks for the tip.

lumoruk

If you inflate to right psi as I do, when you take it in for service … If you inflate to right psi as I do, when you take it in for service they'll whack the pump on and it will deflate them to 30 psi.



If your mechanic is intentionally deflating tyres during your service then it's time to find a new garage IMO. I can't actually beleive any half decent mechanic would do that.

What garage are you using so I can tell everyone to avoid. Never heard of mechanics deflating tyres before, don't see how that would get them more work or find a fault or anything. Must be a fetish.

lumoruk

If you inflate to right psi as I do, when you take it in for service … If you inflate to right psi as I do, when you take it in for service they'll whack the pump on and it will deflate them to 30 psi.



doesnt add up so they are lazy they wont inflate to correct level but will take the time to deflate your tyres to 30 psi even if they are at correct level!!!!

Haha, this mechanics probably thinking about doing it just to wind you up, nver heard of that being done anywhere and surely instead of paying for a service you are capabl of doing it yourself.
Oil, Oil filter, Air filter, brakes, coolant, sounds really hard doesnt it . . . ?

under inflate your tyres and over inflate the service cost!!! oO

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and a lot of cars have pressures by the inner front door seal so cant see a mechanic ignoring this

Thanks for the thread I never knew the psi is marked inside my fuel cap, I always just hazard a guess X)

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seems some people are confused. Like the digital tyre pumps when set lower they will deflate the tyre. For future reference most garages in the OX and MK post codes.
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