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    Default tyre pressure valve caps thieves

    I am pretty sure most of you know about this (since this thing is happening from years) but just for those who don't know,
    when you go to get your tyre pressure checked guys at the tyre shop steal away valve caps as soon as you look in another direction or when you don't get out of your car
    after a year you would realise almost all of em are gone and then you go to tyre shop and they are happy to sell em to you for a very little money
    moral:make sure you notice what the tyre guy is doing
    its a pity that due to the abusive nature of people of Pakistan', gas stations don't let you self operate those machines

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    no idea what stations you visited, I never had to get assistance, if there is a guy just hand him the little money and tell him that you will handle the pipe yourself. It also is nice to carry a reliable pressure gauge with you in the car as you never know how busted the one is on the wall.
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    Even if they put it bk they keep em so loose they can fall off
    After they r done i twist n. Check each valve cap myself

    Someone stole all 4 chrome caps out from school parking.had to buy plain blk ones.annoying

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    assalamoalikum, what i did with an old car of mine : the day i got a brand new set of tyres for my ride i took the black plastic caps off it( i have them with me to this day :p)..even though they weren't the more alluring chrome ones..cz i too get bugged alot when i see them missing..whereas for the car i am driving these days..i always get out of my vehicle and make sure all the caps are attached firmly back on to the knob after getting the sir pressure checked..
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    have you ever thought why they steal the chrome caps, because it has a fine O-ring that doesnt let the air go out from the air charging valve , the valves can after some time let the air go out. Also you can use a 10mm spanner to tight them while parking in public and no kid can ever deflate the tires for you. They also steal away the valve pin tightening cap when they get a chance. I always charge the air myself, never get it done from em.

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    Very true i used to put chrome cap but now i m burnt out buying again n again

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