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Tire pressure gauge

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I noticed everytime I get the car back from the dealer the tires are set to nearly 37-40 psi (all tires at different pressures), but the sticker on the door/manual (and my research) claims 32 psi. I noticed on the my geolanders g91 OEM tires, 3 out of 4 had terrible wear down the middle of the tires (a sign of overinflated tires). So, these were recently replaced with GY comfortred assurance tires about 2 months ago and want to take good care of them with proper pressures.

SO, does anyone have:
1) recommendation for a good digital or analog pressure gauge that is very accurate and precise?

2) WHAT pressure should the tires bet set to?

Currently watching these gauges on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Accutire-MS-4350B-Programmable-Digital-Gauge/dp/B000B6JJUK/ref=sr_1_6?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1320769164&sr=1-6
http://www.amazon.com/Accutire-MS-4355B-Programmable-Tire-Gauge/dp/B001VJS2FE/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1320769164&sr=1-4
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00139YMUQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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S60X- works great! I run tires at 32 PSI- set at 35 PSI when hot.
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Looks like the Michelin (most expensive natch) is the only one with any claim to accuracy.

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Get one of those nice ~$8 analog metal tire pressure gauge from walmart. They work fairly well. I would stay away from the electronic ones. They are usuaully make out of plastic and not very accurate and fairly expensive too.
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On the contrary I've had my plastic electronic one since 1996. I remember that because I bought it the same day I brought home my new Mazda 626 V-6 5 speed. It still works perfectly and I verified it's correct with a calibrated BMW tire gauge last year..........readings were identical. I paid $10.00 for it at Radio Shack. They are $12-$20 now.

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I use this Craftsman digital tire gauge from Sears. Has programmable pressure settings for front/rear, a flashlight, and a pressure release valve if you overfill. Very handy.


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I've had the same Accutire gauge for the last 15 years. Works great!

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I use this Craftsman digital tire gauge from Sears. Has programmable pressure settings for front/rear, a flashlight, and a pressure release valve if you overfill. Very handy.

Okay clearly the craftsman and accurite use the same manufacturer and just slap their name on it. There is some great similarity in the two pictures.
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I also use the Craftsman. Got it on sale for $19.99. Works great.
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Hi everyone

I noticed everytime I get the car back from the dealer the tires are set to nearly 37-40 psi (all tires at different pressures), but the sticker on the door/manual (and my research) claims 32 psi. I noticed on the my geolanders g91 OEM tires, 3 out of 4 had terrible wear down the middle of the tires (a sign of overinflated tires). So, these were recently replaced with GY comfortred assurance tires about 2 months ago and want to take good care of them with proper pressures.

SO, does anyone have:
1) recommendation for a good digital or analog pressure gauge that is very accurate and precise?

2) WHAT pressure should the tires bet set to?

Currently watching these gauges on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Accutire-MS-43...0769164&sr=1-6

http://www.amazon.com/Accutire-MS-43...0769164&sr=1-4

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Thanks.
I use that Accutire (first picture) which I bought at Canadiantire for ten bucks! I usually take a couple of readings especially in the winter because I noticed that the first few readings are lower compared to the succeeding ones. Probably because of the freezing temp and the gauge is sitting in the truck for hours. As for tire pressure, I always add a couple of psi to the recommended tire pressure. And about four to five more psi for the spare.

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