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Old 11-01-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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It is no use to measure the tire pressure if you can't add more air. If you can do that there is probably an air pressure gauge nearby although the ones on the air pumps are often beat up.
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I have an old Monkey Grip digital gauge I got at K-Mart in 2001, it is still working today.
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Has anyone ever checked the tire pressures on a rental car they picked up?
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:42 PM
 
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Probably about the same number of people who think to check their spare tire.
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Probably about the same number of people who think to check their spare tire.
Those space saver tires run at high pressures.

If I'm on a long journey I take my small compressor with me.

The last blow out I had was in West Texas- you're on your own out there.
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Gods country
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Those space saver tires run at high pressures.

If I'm on a long journey I take my small compressor with me.

The last blow out I had was in West Texas- you're on your own out there.
What is the brand of air compressor that you have? Been looking for one as my car has no spare and rides on run flats.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:27 AM
 
Location: SW France
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What is the brand of air compressor that you have? Been looking for one as my car has no spare and rides on run flats.

It goes under the Michelin logo but clearly wasn't made by them.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Denver
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56-040-Gauge

This has been my go to gauge for almost five years. Outstanding quality and has a nice valve to blow off extra pressure. Since it only goes to 40 PSI you get great resolution. With the hose it is also easy to use on motorcycles.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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It goes under the Michelin logo but clearly wasn't made by them.
Viair makes good ones. Plan on spending at least a hundred bucks, and get one the hooks to your car's battery, and not plug into the cigarette lighter.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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I have two, one digital and one pen style. The digital is by tire slime. I regularly compare the two on the same tire and they're within 1 psi of each other. I keep both under the center armrest.
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