I seem to recall the basic stick-type sold at Wal-Mart is pretty accurate. I personally use a dial type, and also have one of the electronic digital read-out types. No matter what you buy, if you have a chance to compare it to a known accurate guage, you can then compensate for any inaccuracy. The main thing is to check your tires cold and atleast every couple weeks.TJS45662 said:Can anyone recommend an accurate, no-nonsense stick-type tire guage? Read somewhere that the digitals and dial-types are not as accurate. Thanks.
How do you know the OTHER guage is accurate?colorider said:
I ., . . No matter what you buy, if you have a chance to compare it to a known accurate guage, you can then compensate for any inaccuracy. . . . . . .
You are right, unless you have access to some highly accurate calibration lab equipment. For me, I checked my dial type against a couple digital electronic ones. Mine was within a pound and now it is my "reference" that I use to check all my tires.N_Jay said:
How do you know the OTHER guage is accurate?
You always have to check 2 others.
Like it was once said, "A man with two watches Never knows what time it is!"
I have found that with stick guages the next up from the cheap guages worrk great (($1.50 vs. $0.79), and all the more expnsive one are just that.
Dial guages seem to get better with price, but dont seem worth it to me.
Electronic always seem accurate, but always break for me, so I have given up on them.