jdcbomb wrote:Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap reliable accurate analog tire pressure gauge? I've purchased two different pencil types that had good reviews on Amazon. Each one shows me a different tire pressure with a difference of 3-4 psi. Then I took it to an automatic air pump station with an automatic digital gauge and it showed me a totally different and lower psi. I'm a bit annoyed I can't really tell what my tire pressure really is!
Also, how accurate is the leaf beep alert when it "reaches" it's recommended 36 psi?
I don't know if they are still available, but pencil type gauges manufactured by Syracuse Gauge (were available from Snap On and NAPA) were consistent and accurate. I think it has been 10 years since I purchased one. I have 3 that cover different pressure ranges in my garage and one with appropriate range in each vehicle. I also have a couple dial type gauges that are accurate which I purchased from BMW motorcycle dealers, but I would not consider them cheap (nothing that says BMW on it is inexpensive)!
The tire pressure sensors in both of my LEAFs and in my SUV are/were as accurate as any digital or analog gauge that I have. Unfortunately, the batteries in the original sensors in my 2004 SUV are getting weak so the sensors will soon be replaced.
Edited to add: The beep is accurate, but it is programmed for 36 psi which is too low for best handling and tire life.