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November 26, 2006 12:24 PM Subscribe
one of my tires on my car goes flat every 4-6 months or so. it's a different tire each time. what could possibly be causing this?
posted by kerning to travel & transportation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
i drive a 1998 saturn sl2. i've only owned the car for a little over 2 years, but there has been lots of work done on it in that time.
aside from the numerous mechanical issues, i've noticed something weird. every few months, one of my tires will go flat. at first, i thought it was due to the age of the tires. so each time a tire went flat, if it couldn't be patched, i had it replaced. unfortunately, none of the tires were able to be patched. and now i'm starting to replace tires that i replaced a year ago.
currently, my rear driver's side tire is flat. before that, it was the front driver's side tire. before that, it was the front passenger side. you get the idea.
i'm not driving over broken glass and nails on my way to work every day. my commute is really short -- less than 5 miles, on city streets (1 block of my commute is on a brick road). i park in a parking lot that is free of debris. when i'm at home, i park on the street in front of my apartment building, along with everyone else. i rarely park in the same spot every day as other people beat me to it. my boyfriend parks on the street too and his tires never go flat (lucky punk). as far as i know, i don't have any enemies that would want to destroy my tires.
is there anything else that would be causing my tires to go flat? or am i just unlucky?