Car Mechanics (UK) - - Product Test -

The cheap­est of our dig­i­tal tyre pres­sure gauges on test, so if all you need is a nofrills de­vice, this may be the an­swer. There are no ex­tras, such as a back­light, torch or tyre tread depth gauge, but the gauge does pro­vide the full range of tyre pres­sure mea­sure­ments. On the down­side, there’s no means of re­plac­ing the bat­tery or bat­ter­ies be­cause it’s a sealed unit, al­though we’ve been us­ing the gauge shown here since July 2015 and it has yet to fail.

The plas­tic con­struc­tion of the gauge, par­tic­u­larly the part that fits over the Schrader valve, ap­pears to be more re­li­able at pro­vid­ing a read­ing than many of the more ex­pen­sive gauges we tested. Our lab tests showed this gauge to be one of the least ac­cu­rate, but we’re talk­ing 0.9% less ac­cu­rate than the best gauge on test. If you have a num­ber of cars and want to carry a tyre pres­sure gauge in each, this may be the most cost-ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion.

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