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Tire info and serviceROMAD replied 4 hours, 20 minutes ago 47 Members · 96 Replies
Tire info and serviceROMAD updated 4 hours, 20 minutes ago 47 Members · 96 Replies
scott-ullerichMemberMarch 24, 2023 at 9:32 am
Regarding flat tires, I’m guessing they should be few and far between with an Aptera, at least for city driving.<div>
In over fifty years of driving, all the flat tires I’ve experienced have been nail/screw punctures, and always on one of the rear tires. So I’m guessing what typically happens is the nail or screw is lying flat on the road, the front tire runs over it and kicks it up and puts it in a position where the rear tire can run it over and get punctured. Of course with an Aptera there is no rear tire in line with the front, so the chances of this happening are basically slim and none. So there goes the main source of flat tires. And of course the light weight of the vehicle will help also.
So bottom line not too concerned about about flat tires. If I were to go on a trip with long stretches in the middle of nowhere I might consider sacrificing some of the trunk space for a spare, but I probably wouldn’t and would just hope for the best.
curtis-cibinelMemberMarch 24, 2023 at 9:58 am
Interesting observation. Definitely seems plausible.
Still best to be prepared especially if going outside cell range. Assuming we do not get a 12v port the simplest option would probably be a battery powered pump and a patch kit. Over on the AOC discord we also discussed carrying a small nitrogen tank (paintball) for tire inflation, converting from usb (assuming the ports are high power) – adapters are on amazon, or adding a 12v plug as a customization wired to the 12v battery.
ROMADMemberMarch 24, 2023 at 10:31 am
Here you go: https://tinyurl.com/28wcvyk3
Only $15.70 US
I may buy one to have on hand though I do have a 4-port adapter with a 6 foot cable that plugs into dash port.