Month: July 2020

Tire Pressure Monitoring System is now happy again

So one side benefit of replacing the tire is that the monitoring system is now happy on Artemis the car. Well not car little truck aka twuck. Aka crossover.

It struck me the features on modern cars are quite literally astounding. Standards include power windows, power locks, entertainment system, tire pressure monitoring and a dashboard that has no physical connection to the car. I’m happy about that even if the car rev limits when your foot is stomped on the brake.

Another new tire for Artemis

So six months ago I nailed a curb. Thought I damaged the rim but not, but the tire was shot.

Now when I first got Artemis I had to replace a tire because construction debris punctured one of Artermis wheels. That time it cost me $300 to replace a tire.

This time though I found out I could get the tire itself for less than $100 and it’s just $15 to mount it on the rim and install it on the car.

Who knew the little Trax had P20570R16’s on it. Translated that’s 205mm and 70mm tread width.

Tomorrow I’ll take it to a local garage and have it put on the car.

Happy 4th of July

It just struck me – to wish you all a happy and safe 4th. It’s not quite darkness yet so the cacophony of fireworks hasn’t yet started here.

But it’ been 244 years now since we gave England the boot.