Incredibly ignorant automobile question, and such bad timing, too
November 22, 2007 2:54 AM Subscribe
The "check tire inflation" warning light just on my dashboard is on. Am I safe to drive to Thanksgiving dinner?
posted by arianell to Travel & Transportation (23 answers total)
As I was driving my 2007 Toyota Prius home from work tonight, I noticed a warning light on my dashboard. My owner's manual advises me to "check tire inflation". I'm pretty sure I know why... my house has an incredibly narrow driveway and I sometimes scrape the rim of my right front wheel against the curb as I pull in.
None of my tires LOOK flat at all, and my car seems to be driving perfectly. Normally I'd just take it to the Toyota dealership first thing in the morning for some reassurance and/or maintenance, but it's Thanksgiving and everything is closed. On top of that, I'm supposed to drive ~100 miles on the interstate to attend Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon. What is the likelihood that my tire will blow out on the freeway and result in my untimely death?