Tire Pressure Gauges

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Old 12-28-07, 09:38 AM
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Tire Pressure Gauges

Which type of tire pressure gauge do you feel is most accurate? I have three - one old school(but brand new) long cylinder style, another small round one(couple years old), and now a brand new Nascar digital gauge. All three give different readings varying from 32 to 38 PSI. Not sure which one to believe. It isn't operator error, I ensured tight seal and did various retries.
 
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Old 12-28-07, 10:29 AM
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I use one of the long cylindrical ones, although I have used digital. I tend to believe the old school.
 
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I prefer to use one with a dial. I think they are easier to read than the old school pop out type. Haven't used any of digital ones. IMO it doesn't matter what type you use but life is simplier if you always use the same gauge which will help you keep a better handle on the tire's pressure.
 
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Imagine how much gas would be saved if everyone in the USA checked their tires RIGHT NOW and aired them up where they're supposed to be.
 
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Yes, in more proper terms I have the old school pop up cylindrical gauge, a dial gauge, and a digital all which produce different numbers. I'm most likely going to start using the digital one.
 
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Imagine how much gas would be saved if everyone in the USA checked their tires RIGHT NOW and aired them up where they're supposed to be.
But the air compressor motors would be deafening
and the tire companies stock would plummet.
 
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Old 12-28-07, 01:48 PM
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This link covers all the valid points.
http://www.kwik-fit.com/tyre-pressure.asp
Digital types are most accurate as they are not affected by ambient temperature.
Always use a good dust cap (metal with internal seal), protects the valve and helps prevent seepage through valve.
 
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Old 12-29-07, 05:46 AM
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I would go with a dial gauge
Why
I work in a nuke plant and every gauge is a dial gauge and I figure that they must be accurate and reliable.
They are more bulky but that will add to accuracy.
They are rather simple and that adds to reliability.
 
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Old 12-29-07, 09:14 PM
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Yeah dials are cool especially when attached to your air compressor hose with a gun, any gauge will do my friend no need to get too technical or down to exact psi, just remember measure when cold, all tires recommended pressure is when tire is cold, also follow your vehicle's factory settings usually a sticker on driver's door, by the latch mechanism.
 
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Imagine how much gas would be saved if everyone in the USA checked their tires RIGHT NOW and aired them up where they're supposed to be.
I can tell when my tires are under but regularly check the pressure because of the amount of daily mileage and try to maximize my mpg.

I like to use the ole' gauge and hose with thumb lever type attached to my compressor.
 
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Old 12-31-07, 02:25 AM
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I also like the dial guage with the pressure release. I have a nice brass one that I bought many many years ago.
I think more attention to tire pressure will soon be mandantory as more and more cars come out with sensors that set off lights if a tire is low.
Yes I have found out myself when a light with a picture of a tire went off in my new highlander. WTF is that I thought. after a quick look in the owners book I found out I had a tire pressure system. I reset light but it came back.I broke out the old trusty guage and sure enough tire was at 27 psi. pumped it to 33 and all is good.
 
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