Most likely you got a puncture... take the wheel off the car and check it
carefully for nail or screw head. You can either dunk the wheel into tub of
water to see bubbles or just run slow water over the tire until you see
I had the same problem driving across country once. The first station with
a half tub could not find the leak. I left the tire on the car and just
kept adding air. In a large city I found a commerical tire company with a
big tank. They placed the tire under water under pressure. The leak was in
the valve stem.
But what's the old lady gonna say about the tire in tub?
Thanks all... I took the smart way out.. I brought the car into a tire
guy... submerged and all, he could not find any leak....(there is a slight
bend on the inside rim..)...
So I asked him anyway to replace the valve, inspect, and remount with
bead-seal (both sides), and re- balance..
Let's see how thinks go form here....
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