This is from a facebook post on 18/10/2016. It was a rather odd evening.
Just learned a lot of things.
- The correct inflation for my car tyres is printed in my glove box.
- The front and rear tyres have different inflation targets and they’re given in psi and kilopascals. 33/32psi for front and rear respectively.
- My front left tyre was down to 2 and a quarter on the air compressor gauge and took forever to get to 8.
- It pays to look at units on gauges.
- There’s another pressure unit called a bar.
- Roughly the correct inflation for my tyres is 2.25 bar.
- The units on the air compressor were bars.
- It takes a longer time to bleed out 5.75 bar from a tyre than it takes to put it in.
- I’m very good at imagining all the ways an exploding tyre can kill me given a bit of time.
- It was my back right tyre that was low - squirting in 5 seconds of air cleared the warning.
The back right tyre was the furthest away and the last one I checked. But that doesn’t count as a thing to learn as that’s always true.