Thanks I like the bleed feature of this one. Is it a screw or button you pushIf you buy a $10 gauge you can expect $10 results, meaning that they tend to be harder to use and the accuracy is not guaranteed. I use a high quality armored round gauge with extension hose - $38 from Amazon. Griots Garage carries the exact same gauge with a hokey vinyl soft case for $60....
Look for a gauge that reads to a tenth of a psi. The reason is that if it reads only to the nearest pound, one tire might be 31.5 psi and the others might be 32.5 psi, and the gauge would read the same! You definitely want to be able to get your tires very close to the same pressure for best handling.
I had to change the battery in mine after maybe eight years of use - it is easy and uses a cheap button cell. The lighted display tends to use up the battery, but it is nice in a dim garage or at night.
Accutire MS-5510B Racing Tire Gauge : Amazon.com : Automotive
I used to use high quality mechanical (dial type) gauges, but they are fragile and you never know if they are reading correctly. If you drop one, it may start reading three or four pounds off. Not good. The digital gauges are pretty much bullet proof.
Spokane WA USA
I happened to notice that consumer reports did a comparison of a bunch of tire gauges. I couldn't tell you what they picked as a winner, but the most interesting detail to me was that quality is all over the place, even within brands. So if you hear about a good one, make sure you learn which model it is, going by brand alone is not good enough.
It's a spring loaded push button, and it's slow. That is good for when you are close to the desired pressure, but for faster bleed, you can push the chuck on and off the stem to release more air.Thanks I like the bleed feature of this one. Is it a screw or button you push
Sorry to burst your bubble, but any analog gauge that cheap is almost certainly inaccurate. Tho any gauge is better than no gauge.
Burst away! Guess I got lucky... No difference in the reading between the pressure at my tire shop and the gauge I bought and decided to keep....Sorry to burst your bubble, but any analog gauge that cheap is almost certainly inaccurate. Tho any gauge is better than no gauge.
Spokane WA USA
Same here, except 50+ years. Ergonomically, pencils-type gaugesBeen using pencil "stick" analog gauges for 45yrs. Some are good
others not so much. Always check the accuracy of any new gauge
against a known good gauge.