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Public service announcement from the frozen north [Jan. 23rd, 2014|09:41 am]
Marissa Lingen
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Did you know–I did not, which is why I am telling you–that they sell little compressor dealies that will plug into the cell phone charger slot in your car? (It is not either the cigarette lighter. Ours never once came with a thing that would light cigarettes. It is the cell phone charger.) So that if you regularly go places that are so cold that a) your tires will deflate somewhat and b) the air hoses at gas stations will freeze, then you can just carry this solution along with you in the car, and it is a very small box and reads out the pressure for you so you can tell how long to run it?

Obviously this is not a solution if you have shredded a tire so badly that it is more of a tire fringe than a tire. Very few things are a solution to that, and you probably already know what they are. But if you have a slow leak, or if you are just in the cold conditions described above and your tires are fine, then you can have this lovely little gadget that will set your mind at ease about being stranded somewhere with mildly flat tires. Or if you worry about someone else you know who goes places where this might apply, then you can stop worrying about them. The nice-ish ones are $30. They sell even less-nice ones for less than that. It is a thing that should be known. So now you know it.

Originally published at Novel Gazing Redux


[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2014-01-23 08:50 pm (UTC)
I thank you. This might not be a bad gift for a parent or someone who lives in a very cold place and has the problems of which you speak!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2014-01-23 08:59 pm (UTC)
Just so! Glad to be of assistance.
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[User Picture]From: chinders
2014-01-24 12:05 am (UTC)
I did know that, and I carry one around in my car, along with an ice scraper. Because I am prepared and resourceful Californian.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2014-01-24 12:29 am (UTC)
I will continue not worrying about what will happen to you and your car if it gets to be -5 there. Good.
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[User Picture]From: chinders
2014-01-24 12:30 am (UTC)
I am glad to continue to be a weight off your mind.

Although if it gets to be -5 here, probably the car will not be the bigger concern.
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[User Picture]From: madwriter
2014-01-24 03:45 am (UTC)
I've considered this an essential car item for ages - especially living in a rural area where I'm likely to be miles away from an gas station's air pump. And no quarters needed, either!
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[User Picture]From: blue_hat_guru
2014-01-24 07:01 am (UTC)
I did, in fact, know this. I even have a handy one which is also a flashlight. And some can plug into a wall socket in addition to the not-a-cigarette-lighter.
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[User Picture]From: ashnistrike
2014-01-25 04:45 pm (UTC)
I did not know this. It is going on the list of things-to-buy-when-there-is-money. Thank you.

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