Tire pressure gauges run the gamut from hard-to-read stick gauges that
cost a few dollars, to elaborate, high-precision, feature-rich models that set
racing enthusiasts' hearts aflutter, while also bleeding lots of dollars from
their wallets. But for most motorists, the Accutire MS-4021B checks all the boxes. It's inexpensive, highly accurate, and reasonably
durable -- though reports of lemons or of units that broke after a fall are not
unheard of. It will read tire pressure from 5 to 150 psi, with 1/2 psi
precision. It's also incredibly easy-to-use, with a backlit digital readout.
Top 9 Tire Gauge Reviews
- ConsumerReports.org - Tire pressure gauges, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, April 2016
The editors of ConsumerReports.org test 17 tire
pressure gauges and likes two of them enough to grant them Recommended
status. Accuracy is measured, ease of use is assessed, and durability estimated
(via a drop test from a table height of 30 inches).
- Car and Driver - Tire Gauge Comparison: Moroso, Longacre, Intercomp Racing, Joes Racing, Accutire, Jon Yanca, December 2010
Car and Driver tests and evaluates five tire pressure gauges, from
models for everyone from "serious" racers to everyday commuters
included. Test methodology isn't explained, but test notes make it clear that
testing was done.
- Amazon.com - Tire Pressure Gauges, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2017
Amazon.com carries a ton of tire pressure gauges, from simple pencil
models to elaborate devices intended for racing and other car enthusiasts.
While some only get a handful of reviews, others get dozens, hundreds and even
thousands. Some individual reviews are brief, but many are detailed --
sometimes more so than you'd find in expert write ups.
- HomeDepot.com - Tire Pressure Gauges, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of October 2017
HomeDepot.com sells far fewer tire pressure gauges than Amazon.com, and
most get far fewer reviews. However, there are several with ample feedback,
making it worthwhile site to check.
- ThoroughlyReviewed.com - Best Tire Pressure Gauge, Jonathan Maxwell, Not Dated
ThoroughlyReviewed.com says it spent 28 hours researching and testing 15
different types of tire gauges, but the methodology is not explained, nor are
test results provided. Rather, this is a specifications- and features-oriented
review. That said, the side-by-side specs comparison, and basic information
regarding tire gauges in general as well as some specific models may prove
helpful for someone just starting out their hunt for a pressure gauge.