andyd wrote:Andrew 2.8i wrote:andyd wrote: it's more accurate than using the Supermarket tyre inflating machines......
That might have been the case when the gauge was near the end of the pipe and it could have been thrown around and generally abused by careless users. A lot of petrol stations now use those tyre inflators that you set the required pressure in the actual machine housing and it switches off automatically once reached. I find those to be quite accurate.
Although, obviously, it's best to check the pressures when the tyres are cold.
Our local Sainsburys petrol station has one of those machines that is free to use, I go there if I want to inflate my storage tyres that may have become quite flat over the winter, and it is pretty accurate, but mostly use my footpump at home now for regular checks as that seems accurate too.
I use one of these Halfords pressure and tread depth http://i1.adis.ws/i/washford/239116?w=637&h=403 And they are good.
The Sainsburys near me has one also, however it is always either broken down, or as is the case currently completely and utterly decimated by vandals. They haven't bothered repairing it since, despite having a CCTV camera pointing right at it. Usually theyd get it fixed quite quickly but i guess they're not gonna bother this time. I used to use it when it worked and it was great, shame people have to ruin everything for others.
Now i have to go to Tesco's and pay for sodding air.