Tyre flat spots

rorywquin

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Is it an issue while our cars are parked up?

Tyresavers are relatively cheap ......
 

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No, it's not an issue unless they're seriously under inflated and for an extended period of months
 

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I have just pumped mine up a bit.
Taking advantage of this restricted travel to sorn the E class for a month or two depending on lockdowns or holidays ?.


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I used to have a couple of ex military Forward Control land Rovers.
Leave them a month and drive them it was like they had square wheels.
10-15 miles worth of heat in them and back to nice and smooth again (or as smooth as they would ever be).
 

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I used to have a couple of ex military Forward Control land Rovers.
Leave them a month and drive them it was like they had square wheels.
10-15 miles worth of heat in them and back to nice and smooth again (or as smooth as they would ever be).
I’ve just noticed your user pic hasn’t changed for a week now as I’m getting used to it . Must be time for another change :D
 

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Why don’t you just start up the car , run round the block then back every day? Short journey, no one at risk ,no problem really ?
I have to use either car every 2-3 days still as I have a family of 5 and a dog and no way on earth to get food delivered so I’ve no choice - can’t see the difference really ?
 
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rorywquin

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Why don’t you just start up the car , run round the block then back every day? Short journey, no one at risk ,no problem really ?
I have to use either car every 2-3 days still as I have a family of 5 and a dog and no way on earth to get food delivered so I’ve no choice - can’t see the difference really ?

SORN. Not sure why I did it my Yorkshire neighbour was going on at me saying it was a good idea. I did mine. He still has not done his 2nd car.
 

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SORN. Not sure why I did it my Yorkshire neighbour was going on at me saying it was a good idea. I did mine. He still has not done his 2nd car.
Sorry Rory, I now remember !
 

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I used to have a couple of ex military Forward Control land Rovers.
Leave them a month and drive them it was like they had square wheels.
10-15 miles worth of heat in them and back to nice and smooth again (or as smooth as they would ever be).
Like driving them in Germany in the winter in -20C's. The old cross ply tyres rock hard, & no heaters.
 

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Like driving them in Germany in the winter in -20C's. The old cross ply tyres rock hard, & no heaters.
Mine had absolutely superb heaters.
The ambulance had a 4kW petrol powered one in the cab with a 4" pipe ducting air into the back. Toastie!
 

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Horrible things to drive.....
Oh I don't know...
Was in the ambulance on one occasion (it was a LHD one previously based in Gütersloh) sitting at the traffic lights when two stunning young ladies in a convertible pulled up next to us. They looked over and the one in the drivers seat smiled and said "That's a really cool car". Only car I've ever had that's elicited such a positive response from the fairer sex.
I should probably point out it was being used as a wedding car for a mate so was all done out with ribbons etc and we were fully suited and booted.
 

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