Ted Valentine wrote:The last time I got a flat I took off my flat, got out the spare, put it on, lowered the jack only to find the spare was flat after sitting in the car for 10 years.
Well, I feel all smug and virtuous then, because the other day I went down to the gas station to pump up my tires. After I'd done that I thought, oh, maybe I should
check the spare. and heaved a big sigh and tossed everything out of the trunk and into the back seat and dug past the carpet and the fiberboard cover and unloosened the wingnut and pulled out the spacesaver spare, now six years old.
The sidewall said it was supposed to be inflated to 60 psi, and it had 40 psi in it. It felt hard, and I do believe it probably would
have been sorta OK if I'd had to use it. I inflated it to 60 and put it back.
And tightened the wingnut. And put down the fiberboard cover. And jiggled the carpet back into place. And tossed everything out of the back seat and into the trunk again.
Good valve in that spacesaver spare.
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