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>i> So about tires. As with many here, I need to add air once it gets cold. This year, though, I have one tire that seems to get low roughly every two weeks. I'm going to do that one more time to get through Thanksgiving, but then should probably have it investigated. Any thoughts on cause, things I should look for, etc?

Weather here in wine country of Northern CA is relatively mild, occasionally in the teens, but rarely, so I've never been concerned with pressure changes.. Slow leaks, yes, had them, fixed them, had others fix them over the decades. Could be anything from a valve core failure, to a drywall screw picked up somewhere in my travels.. Tire shops are best equipped to remove, inspect, repair it.. Once off. the interior can be inspected, running a hand around inside might catch where the tip of a nail. drywall screw made it's way inside. A good patch in there is an easy fix, if you could get in there, like they can..

Today, at my age, a swing by the local tire shop handles it, while I wait... I also keep a little 12v compressor in the PU/car, just in case.. Sundays seem to be impossible to find any sort of tire repair shop open, service stations have vanished as fat as auto services.. That's where I began, so many years ago, part time at a friend's Signal one bay station. 3 or 4 of us young guys backed up the owner, Oscar, RIP. Good times..
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