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What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: October 11, 2021 07:26PM
My old (probably 40+ years) pencil gauge just isn't working lately -- the vehicle's TPMS indicator light on, pencil gauge said all tires and spare at or slightly above recommended pressure, shop said all tires and spare were below and after inflation TPMS is good. Time for something new? Besides me as the technician, that is...
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 11, 2021 07:36PM
I don’t buy the cheapest:



I go with this type:





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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 11, 2021 07:49PM
Dial gauge any day over pencil type gauge.
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 11, 2021 07:50PM
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space-time
Dial gauge any day over pencil type gauge.

Dials are nice but not as easy to carry around.



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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: October 11, 2021 07:57PM
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 11, 2021 07:58PM
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Speedy
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space-time
Dial gauge any day over pencil type gauge.

Dials are nice but not as easy to carry around.

the gauge stays in the garage or in the trunk. NOT IN MY POCKET!!!
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: October 11, 2021 08:03PM
i have bought this for myself and my daughter.

has been totally reliable for the past 3 years.

[smile.amazon.com]

thumbs up.

rob
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: October 11, 2021 08:07PM
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Yoyodyne ArtWorks
[www.amazon.com]

love this dial gauge. lives happily in my glove box.



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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 11, 2021 08:09PM
You're all paying waaaay too much - [smile.amazon.com]

its worked for the past 4 years without incident.



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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: Cary
Date: October 11, 2021 08:15PM
I like the dial gauges linked. The relief valve allows you to adjust pressure easily, and they are generally easier to read, and more accurate than pencil types.
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 11, 2021 08:28PM
what does Newton like?
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: October 11, 2021 08:45PM
FYI Wallyworld sells the standard tire pressure gage, shown in Speedy’s first picture, for $.99 - bought one last week.
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 11, 2021 08:56PM
I've got that Joe Racing gauge and like it for checking pressures at home, but don't keep any gauge in the car.

A pencil gauge has always been part of any bike kit, as they're easy to carry anywhere and stow temporarily in a pocket if/when need be.

WebBikeWorld did a test and found the Milton S-920 to be the most accurate and consistent of several different pencil gauges tested.


[www.amazon.com]


Small, convenient, easily stored where space is a consideration, and relatively inexpensive.

I've since upgraded my bike to a TPMS so the gauge gets little use, but is still there as a backup.


matt's suggestion is appealing as I like digital readouts, but it's a little big to carry on my bike, even with panniers.

But, in checking that gauge out, I found this:


[www.amazon.com]

and I'll get one for the car, and maybe shoehorn one into a pannier.

I like the larger readout.

The only nit I have with digital guages is that batteries die and then the gauge is landfill.

But then I own a ton of Apple products, so what's new.

I had one digital gauge that said 'no user parts' or something on a door, nor did it have any instructions for returning it for battery replacement.

But a teeny Philips driver and a couple of button cells later, the gauge would have been up and running, except the LCD started to leak.


As far as accuracy is concerned, I take that with a pinch of iodized.

No manufacturer seems to quote any standard, though some will say 'accurate to +/- .5lbs or whatever.

So I look for consistency of reading.

If a gauge is realiably within 2lbs, I'm good, and even that's on faith.

If the vehicle rides or steers oddly, I'll go up or down a bit to see if I can feel a difference.

I tend to overfill slightly when in doubt, and watch the tread wear, trying to keep it even from wall to wall.





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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 11, 2021 08:56PM
My spanish speaking digital one I got on closeout at Radio Shack for $5.

It can be switched to english, but where is the fun in that?



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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: Carm
Date: October 12, 2021 12:48AM
Slime dial similar to this one at autozone about the same price. One in each car and one on my compressor.
Slime Dial Gauge
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: wurm
Date: October 12, 2021 08:40AM
RAMd®d, I like the idea of that bigger display digital one. Have you tried it on your bike (motorcycle)? Sometimes it's a b!itch to get to the valves.
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 12, 2021 10:22AM
My favorite isn't made any more. Monkey Grip digital from 2001. Easy to use, both precise and accurate. I don't know how the battery has lasted this long.



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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 12, 2021 10:34AM
I got this not too long ago, and frankly it's been fantastic: [www.amazon.com]

... not having to go to the gas station is really nice.




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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: October 12, 2021 11:07AM
I just use the gauge in my DC 12v car tire inflator, which is small and sits under my drivers seat. I figure if I’m checking pressure I might as well top it off while I’m doing so.



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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 12, 2021 08:29PM
I like the idea of that bigger display digital one. Have you tried it on your bike (motorcycle)? Sometimes it's a b!itch to get to the valves.


I feel your pain, BTDT.

No, I haven't got that particular gauge yet, and I do think it will be a bit of a chore to get a good seal on either tire on my ride with that gauge.

I end up having to bend the valve stems slightly, but we know where that can lead.

I have a set of T-valves to be installed at next tire change.

They'll allow for my TPMS sensor to be installed at the top, and allow for easy filling at the horizontal bit.



[www.cyclemax.com]


If not using a TPMS, a good choice is



made by either Ariete or Bridgeport.

There are two sizes and most metric bikes use the larger 11.3mm stem.

[www.kurveygirl.com]



There are also 90º adapters that screw onto the existing stems and allow for easier filling.



HOWEVER – these must only be installed immediately before filling and removed immediately afterwards for temporary use only.

The added weight will make short work of rubber stems.

But they're fairly inexpensive and you only need one, and it does make filling easier.

PRO TIP: if you have '90º valve stems' installed, make sure the installer faces them pointing out from the STBD side, opposite the kickstand.

When the bike is on the side stand, the valves will be much easier to reach.





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Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/12/2021 08:32PM by RAMd®d.
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 12, 2021 08:55PM
I got a bike and it come with Presta valves. I think the only pressure gauge that works is the one built into the foot pump, which I cannot take with me on a bike ride.

So does any of the pressure gauges mentioned here work with Presta? Thanks
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: wurm
Date: October 12, 2021 10:34PM
Thanks. I had a 90 degree stem installed on the rear when I got new tires at the end of last season. Normal valve stem in the front still. But I just do something similar to JoeM now and use the portable inflator set to the proper psi to just top off without even bothering to check first.
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Re: What are we liking for car tire pressure gauges?
Posted by: Pat
Date: October 13, 2021 01:23AM
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space-time
I got a bike and it come with Presta valves. I think the only pressure gauge that works is the one built into the foot pump, which I cannot take with me on a bike ride.

So does any of the pressure gauges mentioned here work with Presta? Thanks

Buy a couple of these

Presta Schrader adapter

throw one in your bike bag, leave a couple in your garage.
Then you can use a regular gauge or use any pump/compressor along your route if you get a flat.
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