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If it's slippery out should you let a little air out of your tires(all season radials) to help traction on not?
I've read that you should, but then also heard that skinnier tires are better.
 

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I let the tire pressure alone, I just drive slower and with more caution.
 

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If its slippry, like ice slippery, it won't make much difference. If you are stuck in snow then you want to leave air out to get more rubber on the ground and have a bigger foot-print and more traction. At normal speed though, don't mess with the tire pressure.
 

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Had a pair of all season radials on a car that when the temperature dropped in the low 30's they got slippery in wet conditions. I needed 2 more tires and when I went back to the tire dealer I said I wanted something different because of this problem. He was baffled because I was the first person to complain about these tires and for the 20+ years in the tire business these were one of the few he was actually excited about.

I chalked it up to the compound of the tire and temp but at his advice I upped the tire pressure from 32psi to 35psi and it was a night and day difference. Going down in pressure sometimes isn't the way to go.
 

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I would recomend pumping the first tire up til it pops.....then don't pump the rest of them up quite that far......
 

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i stick a 12D nail in each one so they adjust themselves. well, in one direction anyway. can't figure out how to make it work both ways. dang new math.
 

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Generally, all you have to do is open your driver's side door and look at the little sticker. Ya might need a magnifying glass for this. It will tell you The tire size that is supposed to be on your car. It also tells you the tire pressure that you are supposed to have in said tires.

Now it gets tricky........If it's only you in the car....Go with the recommended tire pressure.

If the significant other is with you, 2 more pounds in the passenger side. If she is fat, 4 more. (Gotta keep it level)


Now, In case of snow, what you really need is a few of her friends.....If you put enough weight in the poor car, it will go. It'll be wheezing and farting, but it will go with enough weight in it.

No reason to adjust the tire pressure, just adjust the unsprung weight....till it won't move.


In all honesty though, The tire manufacturers in this day and age have a good handle on what their product will do. Just keep them at the correct pressure and you should be good to go.
 

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Keep your tires to the reccomended pressure anymore or less could cause you harm...SigPro I think your tire problem was CALLED ICE...
 

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Well I get my advice from Nascar , need a half pound in left front release a half # from RR,, after awhile I get it adjusted makes it ride a lot better......
 

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Nope...wasn't ice....it was tire pressure.
Vehicle manufactures reccomended tire pressure and tire manufacturers reccomended pressures are totally different.
My experience resulted in better traction and actually made a slight improvement in gas milage.
 

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I mix my tires 50%/50% with winter/summer air. Be careful not to use fall air in that it contains more mold spores from the decomposing leaves.
 

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Sykotik said:
If the significant other is with you, 2 more pounds in the passenger side. If she is fat, 4 more. (Gotta keep it level)
What county you taking data from? Because you are underestimating by 15-40 Kilos!
 
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