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jcommin jcommin is offline
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Location: Chicago, IL
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Winter has come to the Chicago area with vengeance. It seems we went from late September to winter within the last 2 weeks. It was cold a couple of days and there is snow on the ground. It has been in the upper 20's - low 30's during the day and in the 'teens' at nite.

Yes you do lose 'air' in the winter. Having said that; a tire going flat due to cold weather, I haven't seen it. I don't consider 20's and 30's cold either. Sub zero or low 'teens', that's cold.

One of two reasons already stated: a bad tire seal or a puncture.

Air contracts as the temperature gets cold; the molecules contract. It also expands in the summertime. You now see places like Costco or NTB that offer Nitrogen instead of air. It is more stable than air and it doesn't retain moisture (water).

Moving from CA to Chicago? Shouldn't it be the other way around. Winter will be an adventure for her.

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