Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Halmer
Can anyone recommend a decent digital tyre pressure gauge to me please.

The one that santa gave me from Halfords is OK but I find that I loose half the pressure by the time that I get a decent reading which defeats the object somewhat.

I want one that pushes on to the valve, measures the pressure and then can be removed without loosing loads of (h)air.

Thanks

Rob
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - henry k
Can anyone recommend a decent digital tyre pressure gauge to me
please.


Can anyone recommend a decent dial tyre pressure guage at a sensible price that reads to 60 PSI. Several read up to 50 PSI but the space saver spare is 60 PSI.

Next range up seems to go up to 100/120 PSI.
Do the makers of 50 PSI need to wake up to the current market?
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Roger Jones

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=16238

Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Halmer
I think that I need one because I used one of the compressor type that plugs in to yout cigarette lighter on my Passat. None of the tyres registered more than 20 psi.

Given that it was recently serviced I thought that this was a strange. I inflated them to their proper pressure and then had an awful thought that maybe the gauge was inaccurate and I'd over inflated them all. To check I used the compressor on our second car and lo and behold they were all bang on.

Given that we've probably been driving around on 2/3 rds inflated tyres its for a year or so (yes I know that I should check them every week) no wonder that I thought that the fuel consumption was a bit high.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Halmer
Pathetic reasoning that I've come up with there - the old car has probably had overinflated tyres for ages!!

Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Dynamic Dave
Most of these portable compressors come with a disclaimer saying that the gauge is only a guide and that a separate tyre pressure gauge should also be used.
Don't rely on a garage to check your tyre pressures when it's being serviced. I've never come across a garage yet that does that sort of work during a service. The only time they'll check your pressures is when they fit a new tyre for you - and more than likely only the tyre(s) they fit.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Roger Jones
. . . and the last time I let a garage (not specialist tyre fitters) fir four new tyres, they wer all 3--7 psi overinflated.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Cliff Pope
I think the kind that look like a chromium-plated biro are the simplest and best. At least they give a repeatable reading that responds to tiny changes in pressure, and once you have checked it against a known accurate gauge I think you can rely on it.
The dial kind on a footpump are useless.
IMO the best set up is an ordinary footpump (good one, not flimsy Halfords) of the kind that has a nozzle on the barrel so you can check the pressure without removing the connector.
Another device I have recently discovered is a 3" extension tyre valve. This temporarily screws onto the ordinary valve, and then has its own valve at the other end. Mine came from a collection of bits from a Jaguar wire wheels enthusiast. It is absolutely invaluable for inflating and checking the kind of alloy wheels where the valve is almost inaccessible. I think similar devices must be used for checking the inner wheels on double-wheeled axles.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - robZilla
henry k - try this one tinyurl.com/si3v
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - doctorchris
If you need to check a tyre pressure that should be 60 psi you need a guage that reads higher than that. If you have overinflated you will wreck the guage, I know because I did just that. Now use a 100psi guage and it is just fine.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Martyn [(ex) BR moderator]
The gauge that both Honest John and I use is an analogue one, the AccuGauge. (You'll find details in his FAQs.)

I checked mine against the professional gauge on the airline at my friend's tyre-fitting workshop, and it was spot-on. The dial is clear and more intuitive than a digital readout that can sometimes be awkward to see. And it has a bleed-off valve so you can over-inflate the tyre (at the filling station, say) and then reduce the pressure accurately to the correct level the next morning when the tyres are cold.
 
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Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Clanger
The gauge that both Honest John and I use is an
analogue one,


I would have thought that you luminaries could have afforded one each ...


Hawkeye
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Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Martyn [(ex) BR moderator]
Damn! You can see I'm not in the swing of this!
 
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Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Andrew-T
Martyn - I hope the gauge in your professional workshop is reliable. I remember a Which? report many years ago which tested air-line gauges at garages and found alarming variations.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - kithmo
I bought the Maplin digital gauge for £7.99, dead easy to use and reads up to 104 PSI to the nearest 0.5 PSI. (Order code FU01B)
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Halmer
There is a Maplins next door to where I work. Must admit I never associated them with this.

I'll nip in on me dinner break and have a butchers.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Adam Going (Tune-Up)
I have a digital gauge bought from my local Vauxhall dealer years ago. It has a rough time in the back of my van, but is easy to use and clear. Not sure what it's max reading is, but it delas with 65psi OK on the van's back end.

Regards, Adam
Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Nortones2
Martyn: thanks for the tip re checking accuracy at tyre fitters! Just saved me a few quid, as I thought my gauge was off-colour. It was the forecourt's, as I might have guessed. ATS (thanks to them also) explained that those forecourts that don't charge, i.e. provide the compressor/gauge as a service, have no liability, ergo, don't calibrate.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - L'escargot
The body of the gauge I use is nearly (but not quite) at right angles to the business end, and this seems to make it difficult to hold the rubber sealing face square to the end of the valve. Consequently I quite often get a lot of leakage. Are there any makes that don't have this annoying drawback?
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Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Halmer
Basically L'escargot that's the only problem with my Halfords one. It leaks so much air trying to get a reading that it defeats the object. Are they all like this??
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Andrew Hamilton
I roundeed up all my relatives gauges years ago and Trading Standards tested for free. Gauges on my tyre pumps are usually within one pound of tyre gauge reading.
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - L'escargot
Now I come to think about, mine probably came from Halfords as well!
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Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - L'escargot
Halmer, I think that everyone is missing the point. Like me, you want a gauge that locks onto the valve without any significant leakage. Until we can achieve that, accuracy is a secondary consideration. Yes?
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Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - Halmer
Yeah, I push the gauge on to the valve and air seems to leak out regardless of which angle I push at. Getting it to seal is a lottery!

I want one that pushes on, seals, reads accurately and pulls off (no jokes please) without leaking air.

Rob
Recommend a decent tyre gauge please - andymc {P}
I've been browsing the site selling the Accugage HJ recommends and spotted that they have a 12v air compressor (with gauge, obviously) powered from the cigar lighter socket for just £6 more than the gauge alone. Seems like a more useful piece of kit as you can ensure the correct pressure when your car is still on the driveway and the tyres are cold, rather than having to take a trip to the nearest filling station. Anyone out there bought this particular item able to recommend it?
www.international-tool.com/display.asp?sku=ITC12-1...0
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