Morning, everyone. Thank you for your lovely comments yesterday. I am glad to say that I did catch up on my sleep yesterday, had an early night and a solid eight hours overnight, so I'm feeling much better this morning.
It was quite a pleasant day yesterday, not all that warm but sunny with just a couple of heavy showers to add interest! Today is supposed to be fine but dull and, as is usual at this time, the temperatures are getting a bit lower on average.
I didn't do much yesterday but got one thing sorted. I'm pretty useless where car stuff is concerned. I reckon that's what services are for and leave it to them to dig out and sort any issues. However, last week the tyre decompression warning came on. It's happened a couple of times before and each time it's been a slow puncture.
However, what with fuel issues and not getting out and about much, combined with an obviously happy set of tyres and no 'drag' while driving, I didn't do anything about it at the time. However, yesterday, I asked Chris if Steve (her other half) could possible just check my tyre pressure (I really MUST get one of those gizmos) which he did and found do problem, no deflations, nothing. So I will keep an eye on it and wait and see. He said he could check it again in a few days.
Actually, Steve said his gizmo came with the car so I must take a look under the carpet in the boot and see if I actually have one myself. I may very well do - I know there's a spare and a jack there. If not, it's ho! for Amazon!
Yes, I ought to know already but I don't!
In the handbook there are instructions for doing a temporary puncture repair but it lost me after the first two sentences.
I watched Strictly, of course, and I feel justice was done in who was eliminated (no spoilers) but was sad because the professional concerned is one of my favourites and it always seems very tough to be the first pair out - after all, they've hardly started. However, I'm glad it was them and not the other couple in the dance off who I didn't think deserved to be there.
Today there is just one thing in the diary. Usually there's two, circuit training and tuition but my student is off on the Y6 residential trip this morning so - no tuition this week. I hope they all have an amazing time and I admire the staff who cheerfully volunteer to go with them, year after year. I never did! lol
So that leaves the Monday circuit training with Lindsey. She's said to bring our mats so that means more ouch! :-)
I'm also going down to the allotment, not to work as it will be sodden after all the rain, but to pick green beans, courgettes and raspberries and see how the autumn cropping broad beans are doing. Last time I went, there were mini pods developing.
Then it is just the usual, every day homey sort of things to do, the things that oil the wheels of a happy life and keep everything nice and friendly at home.
Enjoy your day. xx
Some times sensors tell lies because it is the sensor which has the problem not the tyre. I have seen some fancy caps which show green if the tyre is inflated and red for a flat Im not sure where you caan get them but they do exist.ReplyDelete
Interesting, thank you.Delete
Next time it goes in, I will get them to check that as it seems to be wrong this time (although it was right last time). The tyre still looks absolutely fine. xx
A good night's sleep is wonderful for making us feel better, isn't it. It must be very anxiety inducing having warning lights come on in the car, if you're a female (or indeed a male!) who doesn't know much about the workings of a car. That's one of the reasons I don't drive! Hope it proves to be a false alarm. xxReplyDelete
I feel much more comfortable now Steve has checked them and found no reduction in tyre pressure. After all, that's the bottom line, isn't it, and it's what a garage would do.Delete
Yes, a good night's sleep is priceless.
Life always feels better after a decent night's sleep doesn't it. I'm glad I no longer drive so don't have the worry of a car going wrong.ReplyDelete
It's a fairly new car so hasn't been much hassle at all. The tyre is still fine so I guess it was a faulty warning. I'm thankful about that anyway.Delete
There's definitely nothing like a good night's sleep for cheering one up, I totally agree.
I have had similar issues with tire lights coming on and it ended up being the sensor that was at issue and had worn out. I have now replaced all four sensors on my car because of this. A pain, but it was always a worry as to whether or not I "really" was about to have a flat tire or not. Hope your issues get resolved, Joy.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Debbie. No further problems so I guess it was a false warning.Delete
I have a real fear of tyre problems, I hate even inflating them myself at the garage, which possibly goes back to the first time I ever did it and accidentally let ALL the air out instead of putting any in. Luckily a kind farmer came to my rescue, inflated the tyres and checked them all for me. Any way if warning lights come on now I do try and check things straight away, but usually in newer cars the sensors are so sensitive it only takes a couple of digits difference between one tyre and the others to trigger a warning light.ReplyDelete
I'm glad yours have been checked and you have peace of mind again.
I know what you mean!Delete
Yes, I was relieved but thankful it's not a tyre problem.
It really frustrates me when I see tire waning light on when I'm ready to go to work.ReplyDelete
Recently a friend had a problem with tire pressure and it turned out to be the sensor, not the tire.
I'm going to see if I can find those fancy caps Diane mentioned above. They sound very useful. :)
They do sound good. I'm seriously thinking of getting some myself too. It would have stopped me worrying.Delete
My husband is having that same problem with the pressure in one of his truck tires. There is nothing wrong with it so he figures the sensor has gone batty.ReplyDelete
I never realised it was an issue before, to be honest. I've had two warnings in the past, both of which turned out to be punctures and easily sorted but I didn't want to go driving around finding somewhere while fuel was in short supply.Delete