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Tire pressure gauges to digital or not?

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself)' started by wretched, Oct 22, 2009.

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    What gauges does every recomend or have a favorite of? It is time for me to buy a new one and I am thinking about digital. Any suggestions on the most accurate gauge?

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    I have a digital one I keep in the car and an analog dial one that is attached to the air chuck on my compressor.
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    Brian A

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    I have had good results from my $12 digital gauge I bought at Target (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02823001000P?keyword=tire pressure gauge). It gives consistent readings when I measure repeatedly. I've checked its accuracy against fancy fluid-filled analog gauges and they are within 1 psi.

    The $150 analog gauges are very cool, but they've gone the way of the mechanical wris****ch; quaint technology which is a pleasure to use, but less accurate than a $3 Casio. Better gauges have a bleeder valve which is handier than using a thumbnail. They are a lot sturdier too; mine's just cheapie plastic.

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