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Bought my Scat on Saturday and had my first fill up today. I noticed my tire PSI while resetting the trip meter. 45PSI! Sticker on the door sill says 32.

Just a public service announcement. (y)
 

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PDI = remove plastic from seats and wash car.

Mine, too, had around 37 psi x4 at pickup time. With that being said, I was kinda glad as my car was a 2018. The extra pressure probably helped prevent some flat spotting during the approximate 400 days it sat on the lot. I adjusted them later after I got home...

I generally display the tire PSI screen all the time.
 

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Yep, factory over inflates for flat spotting. Dealers are supposed to adjust to correct pressure prior to sale but rarely do.
 

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Yep, factory over inflates for flat spotting. Dealers are supposed to adjust to correct pressure prior to sale but rarely do.
I politely told my salesman that. They have been great to deal with so far and this is only a minor complaint. ( Orlando Dodge ) They didn't even put one of those nasty dealer stickers on it. The only dealership I've known not to do that.
 

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Yep mine were at 55 PSI when I got it. Unbelievable.
 

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Thanks for this reminder. I knew what the car read, but never got around to checking what it was supposed to be.
 

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Some people will run 30PSI in back and 32PSI in front to help with traction. I do this.
 

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Just noticed that the other day as well. Were at 45 and door panel says 30, which actually seems low. I have them at 32 now.
 

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Bought my Scat on Saturday and had my first fill up today. I noticed my tire PSI while resetting the trip meter. 45PSI! Sticker on the door sill says 32.

Just a public service announcement. (y)
As mentioned, they are set at 42 pounds to prevent flat-spotting. They should have been lowered to specs during the PDI.
 

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As mentioned, they are set at 42 pounds to prevent flat-spotting. They should have been lowered to specs during the PDI.
If they were lowered to spec during the PDI, then they could be more likely to flat spot as the car sits on the lot before it's sold. That would kind of defeat the purpose.
 

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If they were lowered to spec during the PDI, then they could be more likely to flat spot as the car sits on the lot before it's sold. That would kind of defeat the purpose.
PDI is pre-DELIVERY inspection so on cars that are unsold the high pressure would remain to sit on the lot and would only be lowered when the vehicle is sold. That's how its supposed to work, but . . .

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PDI is pre-DELIVERY inspection so on cars that are unsold the high pressure would remain to sit on the lot and would only be lowered when the vehicle is sold. That's how its supposed to work, but . . .

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Right, but it's out of the tech's hands at that point. The tech done the PDI and gotten paid for it already, maybe months before the vehicle is sold. Lowering the pressure and cleaning, final check over, etc. then becomes the job of the lot attendant or sales staff.
 

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PDI...My wording on my previous post was not clear and I apologize for the confusion. The tire pressure is initially high so it won't flat-spot while it's on the lot. Once it’s sold, the tire pressure is supposed to be checked when the car is ready to be delivered to the customer and lowered to specs. Mine was the same way. The tire pressure was 45 lbs.
 

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Right, but it's out of the tech's hands at that point. The tech done the PDI and gotten paid for it already, maybe months before the vehicle is sold. Lowering the pressure and cleaning, final check over, etc. then becomes the job of the lot attendant or sales staff.
But a tech shouldn't be doing PDI months before. PDI is when the car is sold and is going to be delivered (handed over) to the customer. If they inspect them when they arrive, that's not PDI ;) Or I should say, as Slidd mentioned, this is how it's supposed to be.

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But a tech shouldn't be doing PDI months before. PDI is when the car is sold and is going to be delivered (handed over) to the customer. If they inspect them when they arrive, that's not PDI ;) Or I should say, as Slidd mentioned, this is how it's supposed to be.

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That's not really how it works. A lot of customers don't know if they're going to buy a vehicle until they test drive it, and nobody should be test driving a vehicle until after it has been PDI'd. For example, let's say you have one of the 2019 Ram 1500 classics that didn't have differential lubricant put in at the factory (Yes, there was a number of them). The customer gets down the road, and the differential seizes up. That wouldn't look very good for the company or the dealership. Or worse yet, that axle locking up causes a skid and an accident. Unlikely sure, but these are things that we look for. Even if a tech doesn't check the oil levels, they'll find that pretty quick on the PDI test drive. Better to have that happen then, than when a potential customer is driving.

The tech also needs to take the vehicle out of shipping mode first, as a lot of features won't work. Then there are little things like install radio antenna, test battery, etc.

If a vehicle just sits unchecked until someone buys it, there might not be time for a tech to drop all of their scheduled customer appointment jobs and bring in a PDI just because it's sold now. That would require rescheduling, and a longer delay for the customer to take their new car home. And we all know we can't have that.

I believe what you guys are thinking is the final stages of the PDI, which are not done by a technician. This would include final detail, putting in the floor mats, correcting tire pressure and what not. It might vary by dealership but generally the job of lot staff. A flat rate technician does not get paid to do that.
 

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This is how the cars come in. They should do a hood check and install the mats and pedals but with regards to the tire pressure, they are instructed not to lower the tire pressure until the vehicle is sold.

First Scat Pack I ever drove rode like a brick with 52 psi in them.


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