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#38 of 77 How do they define lifetime?
Jun 10, 2002 (6:14 pm)
My lifetime? The lifetime of the gauge? How about if I were to give the guage to my son? These things aren't registered, so they can't control such "transfers". Also, do they replace the battery for you, or give you a new gauge?
Jun 12, 2002 (8:16 am)
If the warranty is 5 years then lifetime is 5 years! Send them the gauge after 5-years for a new battery and they will say sorry it is out of warranty.
Lifetime generally means the life of the product, not the person who bought it. Hence if the warranty is 5 years the product life is 5 years. Of course the battery will probably last much longer than that - you just won't get a free one when it dies.
#40 of 77 That's a short lifespan
Jun 13, 2002 (7:28 am)
#41 of 77 The Lithium battery will last more than five years.
Dec 06, 2002 (12:04 pm)
Lithium batteries have very long shelf lives. If you only occasionally use your Accutire gauge, I would bet you could get twenties years out of it.
Jun 04, 2003 (3:12 pm)
All these guages got outstanding marks from consumer reports in May 2002. #6 was average for ruggedness and #'s 7 & 8 were below average for ruggedness. All were very accurate.
1. Accutire MS-4000
2. Accutire MS-4020B
3. Monkey Grip M8867
4. NAPA 90-389
5. Monkey Grip M8862
6. Pressure Inc. DT-105
7. AccuGauge H100X
8. Monkey Grip M8854
#43 of 77 FYI: Accutire at Target
Aug 11, 2003 (8:17 am)
Accutire Model MS-4421BT 'Clearance' Priced $10.48 at Target. Nice blue backlight.
#44 of 77 Got the Pressure DT-105
Sep 01, 2003 (10:26 pm)
last week at PepBoys for 8.99. They had couple of those digital ones there. I didn't know which one to get, so I got the cheapest one. I'm glad I got this one as I like the shape with the finger indent, it's pretty ergonomic IMHO.
#45 of 77 I'm thinking about buying
Mar 27, 2004 (3:04 pm)
an air compressor and a new tire gauge. I'll have to see if Sears is having a sale now or else go to NAPA and see what they have.
Hmmm... I wonder if I could convince the wife the new valve stems were needed for the new tire gauge and the new stems were already installed in the new tires and the new tires were already on the new car.....
#46 of 77 Accutire MS-4100B, brand new
Dec 26, 2004 (10:00 pm)
I bought the Accutire MS-4020B and had trouble getting it to fit to get a proper readout, anyone try the newest Accutire MS-4100B. Costs about $30, should be worth it, but wanted to see if anyone used it and their experience.
#47 of 77 accutire digital gauge
Dec 28, 2004 (8:19 am)
I bought one last year and also had trouble getting the nozzle to fit over the valve stems on two cars. The nozzle looks too small to fit and seems to be made of plastic. Not sure of the exact model number.