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Analogue or Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge?


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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 15:20

So I was looking at getting a tyre pressure gauge.

Analogue or Digital? I would prefer the former as I don't want to have to be messing about with batteries but are they as good?

Here's what I was looking at. It says BAR but also does PSI which is what I'll be using. I have a stock MK2 Focus (UK).

Any advice?


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 15:43

I use an analog one, it's very durable and like you said, no need to mess with batteries. I actually keep one in the car and another at home.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 15:43

digital is more accurate. i'd pick a simple digital one.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 18:42

I think analogue tire gauges are better, I have a $5US that works great, really as long as you are within +-1PSI you should be fine. Here in the United States, we can't really rely on the tire pressure gauges that are at air pumps in gas stations too much.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 16:27

digital is more accurate. i'd pick a simple digital one.

This is false. Race teams use analog dial pressure guages due to consistency and their durability as well as their accuracy over the digital models. I use a analog for my sons race car which is accurate to .01 and is very consistent.

Btw the pencil gauges are accurate to .5 lbs. not bad for around a dollar. And they don't need batteries.

This one is up to 2% but goes up to 60 lbs. mine is a 15lbs for my sons car.