2010 Hyundai Elantra Tire pressure

Tiny
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  • 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 7,000 MILES
Is it bad for tires to have different pressures to the point where you see the indicator on the dashboard. I never drive this car. Can it wait a few weeks to get the tire pressure correct?
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 AT 6:37 PM

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Tiny
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Different pressures don't hurt the tires. I take it to mean you don't want to bother correcting the pressures because you won't be driving the car. If you ARE going to be driving it, it only takes a couple of minutes to stop at the gas station and pump them up.

You should understand that all cars today are required to come with the tire pressure monitoring system, thanks to our elected idiots who need to stick their noses into everything, but the system doesn't actually have to work. In other words, there's nothing illegal about driving a car with a defect in the system or it's just not operational. It wasn't too long ago that cars didn't have these systems, so you wouldn't have the warning on the dash.

The bigger problem with incorrect tire pressures is accelerated tire wear and reduced handling and steering response.
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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But if you don't drive the car you don't have the accelerated tire wear, correct?
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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Right, but you didn't say the car would still be just sitting. You have no reason to worry if that is the case.
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 AT 7:53 PM

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