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The danger in relying on sensors...
Hi there, just thought I'd pass on my experience regarding the above. I was away over the weekend to Birmingham for a wedding. Just as an old-school precautionary measure, I thought I would check the
level, and the tyre pressures before embarking on this 700-odd mile round trip. I am so glad that I did - although the sensors had indicated that all was well (and had done so at every start-up), the tyres were between 4-6 psi below book, and more worryingly, the
level was at the minimum. I must admit that I bought into the whole concept of the car self-checking upon start-up, and stopped my once-weekly routine of tyres & fluid checks (for this car). I can only count myself lucky to have caught this in time, and have learned an (almost) costly lesson as a result. I would advise you to carry out these checks for yourself, rather than place your faith upon these gadgets.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater