Tyre Pressure Gauges by Borg Warner

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Whilst carrying out my checks on the Borg Warner car stable I couldn't find my usual tyre gauge so used my spare. All 12 tyres were showing quite a large over pressure which I thought was strange but put it done to a rather enthusiastic mechanic who had got a little carried away when the cars were serviced (they'd all been serviced recently). I went round and let some air out, only to find they then looked a little flat? Dug out the foot pump which comes with a built gauge, only to cross check I hasten to add, and they were now showing considerably less than they should. Decided to re-double my search efforts for the regular gauge which, when I found it, more or less tallied with the foot pump. So having no faith in either gauges I'm going to splash out on a digital one; does anyone have any experience of them? This doesn't look too bad, has decent reviews and not too badly priced?

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 55241#tab3


Gary M.

Posted 01 Jun 2013, 18:56 #1 

I have used one for the last 5 years and found it very accurate (German manufacture) Sits in its pouch in the driver's door pocket. I bought mine in the former Tchibo coffee stores that have,sadly, now closed in the UK though not in Europe. They do have an online shop but I'm sure that there must be other outlets about.

Posted 01 Jun 2013, 20:46 #2 

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I use http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 55241#tab3
The detachable gauge is very handy and seems to be pretty accurate, at least it shows same pressure as my ancient Jaguar badged piston gauge. Had it for seven years and, it is rechargeable.
As you already have a foot pump, the stand alone Michelin gauges, although according to some reviews accurate, don't seem to last very long.

If I was buying now I would probably go for the Draper analogue type, simple, accurate and easy to read. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0002GV286/r ... wo=&hvqmt=

Or Digital
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Pr ... tp_auto_54

Posted 01 Jun 2013, 21:25 #3 

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Digital doesn't mean any better than analogue, other than that they are less likely to get damaged. To be honest the old style ones that use a spring ( where a rod pushes out of a tube) are probably likely to remain more accurate for longer. The one I have attached to my tyre inflator is the worst of all and can read 20 psi when not connected to anything. Then again it was only a few quid!

Posted 01 Jun 2013, 22:23 #4