Tyre Pressure Gauges

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Brian WH, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Brian WH

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    We are always on about keeping your tyres up to Pressure. But when did you last check your Pressure Gauge for "Accuracy". :confused:

    My old gauge I have had for years and would use it all the time instead of garage gauges etc. But I have begun to wonder how accurate it is? :confused:

    I treated myself to a new one, which is recommmended by lots of Car Magazines and is cheap too. It was £8.99 including postage from these people, and is + or - 1% accurate.

    Tyre Gauges

    New and Old. My old one read 33 lbs @ 30 psi :eek:
     

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    I use one of these


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    The compressor's guage actually matches that of the guage, but I bought the guage as it's as accurate as you find them on the highstreet. Didn't affect my choice but read good reviews also. It has some sort of battery that lasts pretty much forever and lights up in the dark, all in a robust casing.
     
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    Brian,

    Not tempted to mod your E-Class for the OEM tyre pressure monitoring option? ;) :devil: You could check the pressures from the dash display then :cool: or the car would even flag up a warning if the pressures strayed outside safe limits.

    S.
     
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    Brian WH

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    How often would I need it mate???? :D

    Apart from holiday luggage I find my tyres rarely vary. :D
     
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    I'll have to purchase one, I have a very old pencil type I pinched off my dad.
     
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    Even if you fit the auto tyre pressure monitoring system, you still don't know how accurate it is!
     
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    Brian WH

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    True unfortunately, I think I would check the tyres anyway on a regular basis. :(
     

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