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Changing Tires On A Car With TPMS

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It was time to change the original equipment Goodyear Runflat Tires, and I chose Kim Hoe Tires, which offered a decent rate. Always check prices, and availability before you go - they still scampered to get the tires even though it was pre-arranged. Sometimes they carry second hand tires - trade ins from customers who sold their tires to upgrade. 
Personally I like them new.. and you should check the YOM - year of manufacture - which is on the tire wall.  The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor is on the rim, so do remind them not to touch it.
After changing the tires, they usually include balancing and new valves. You need to run the tires for about 5-10mins then reset the sensor. 
Before you go off at top speed, they advise you run in the tires - one tank of gas worth. 







The Journey Of Your New Car – getting pumped

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The Journey Of Your New Car – getting pumped

So now, you have put your precious money into buying that dream car and the day that it arrives in Singapore has come!
It lands in our port, someone picks it up and it gets transported to our showrooms for collection. Have you ever wondered about the fuel that goes into the car? Does it come empty? How much fuel goes into it? What kind of fuel goes into it?
Well here is the story of two companies who choose a quaint little station in the West Coast to top up the fuel for their new arrivals.
Both Honda and Toyota use a small Shell station down South, close to the Pasir Panjang MRT, and everyday, rain or shine, more than a dozen car transporters stop here to fill up the cars they carry. If you do the maths, that's about a ten cars or so per transporter and more than 100 cars each day! It also gives you an idea of the sales volume of these bigger car companies.
The station has a total of eight pumps, and the two outermost pair are eq…