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#68 of 77 Re: Beware [bottgers]
Jul 22, 2006 (9:31 am)
Nextech is just a Circuit City house brand. As noted elsewhere on this thread, Accutire is the brand of the Virginia importer of a Chinese line of tire gauges. Chances are the one you see at Circuit City with Circuit City's house brand is identical. Similarly, Monkey Grip is a line of Chinese-made tire gauges you can buy at many auto parts shops, but go to an Ace hardware store, and you will find identical tire gauges there under the Ace brand: the two are identical except for the printing on the cardboard the bubble plastic is attached to.
#69 of 77 Re: Beware [tosh]
Oct 19, 2006 (12:34 pm)
Personally, I think digital gauges are more hype. I have a digital (highly rated). And I have a pencil gauge from the emergency kit of a '91 Taurus. They consistently read within a pound of each other.
I like the pencil gauge better actually. It fits better over the valve and takes an instant reading. I can do two tires in the time it takes the digital to do one. Of course, it does not have a techie digital display
#70 of 77 the gauge
Jun 23, 2007 (7:35 pm)
it's been a long time since anybody posted a gauge comment so i will share with you the truth about the gauge. accuracy of the gauge is secondary based on calibration variances. the real issue is that you own one and use it once a week.
#71 of 77 Tire Minder digital
Nov 14, 2007 (8:35 pm)
I have a small digital gauge, says Tire Minder on it. Who makes this unit, how does it work?
#72 of 77 Re: Digital Recommendations? [cooldude1755]
Dec 19, 2009 (2:14 pm)
I got a digital tire gauge from wal-mart, it is called a slime sport gauge, I hope it will be accurate.
#73 of 77 Re: Digital are getting cheap! [pathstar1]
May 09, 2010 (11:54 am)
Sorry Pathstar1 but as a tire engineer with 40 years experience in design & Quality I do not consider +/- 5% to be "standard engineering accuracy".
If you really knew how to measure tire pressure you would know that you are to measure "cold" and that does not include being warmed by the sun if you want to be accurate.
RE Stick type gauges I have measured a number and found some to be off by 25%. Depends on how much dirt has gotten into the works.
I do believe that in general digital gauges are likely to be more accurate than analog ones. The two digitals I use have been checked against an ISO calibrated master gauge and one was + 0.5psi and the other - 0.5psi.
Now If you check your tire inflation at least once a month and if you never run less than the minimum specified by the vehicle manufacturer you are probably OK. Of course that assumes the vehicle mfg did not specify an inflation that only has a 1 psi margin of safety.
#74 of 77 Re: Digital are getting cheap! [tireman9]
May 10, 2010 (4:35 am)
I agree 100%, but I hope you realize you are responding to a post that is almost 4 years old.
BTW, we have a lot in common. Would love to talk to you. Contact me at www.barrystiretech.com.
#75 of 77 Re: Tire Gauge Accuracy Part 3 [dchopp]
Mar 08, 2011 (8:55 am)
There are a lot of Acutire Gauges, more then 1 backlit. Do you remeber the model number?
#76 of 77 Accutire gauge I use
Mar 08, 2011 (9:59 am)
Accutire MS-4021B Standard Digital Tire Gauge
Currently <$9 at Amazon
#77 of 77 Re: Tire Gauge Accuracy Part 3 [dchopp]
Jan 08, 2012 (10:30 am)
Thanks. Very helpful. I was checking tire pressure on my wife's car yesterday and automatically grabbed the old stick gauge. 32 lbs in each tire. When i started the car back up, I cross-checked with the Impala's own built-in digital tire pressure checker. It read 35 lbs in each tire. A couple of years ago my wife bought me a Victor Talking Digital Tire Gauge. It's been in a toolbox in the barn ever since, and I forgot I had it. I think it is a V-871, but cannot find the directions. 'came with a nice leather case. When I found it and couldn't remember why I had not been using it, I pulled it out and pressed the button to turn it on -- nothing happened. Nothing on the LCD display. I brought it in the house to replace batteries. 5 tiny Phillips screws hold the back on. So, I decided research it a bit online. I found mention of digital gauges that have non-replaceable batteries. Not having access to directions I decided to not waste time until I found out if they are replaceable. This morning, I pressed the red power button one more time and the LCD display came on. Can you suggest a place to download directions for this thing? Who owns Victor? Do they have a website with customer support?