A tire pressure gauge is an important tool that can help improve fuel efficiency on a vehicle and promote a longer service life for tires. Auto tires should be kept to an optimum range of air pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (PSI), so the treads wear evenly and the car doesn't waste fuel. All of these tire pressure gauges fit directly onto valve caps and can take measurements of at least 10 PSI to 99 PSI. These tire pressure gauges were chosen for this list based on their ability to provide clear readings, attach easily to a valve cap, their cost-effectiveness and their accuracy; all gauges listed are accurate within 1 PSI.
The Accutire MS-4350B is our top choice because of its low price tag as well as its wide PSI reading range. An owner can use the LED lighting, located near the gauge tip, for easy pressure checking at nighttime. This electronic gauge can also be programmed to remember PSI ratings for the tires on your vehicle. Read Full Review
This Accutire tire gauge model can read tire pressure at levels from 5 PSI up to 99 PSI, which is useful for a wide range of tires. The LCD screen is designed to be easily read, and PSI measurements are displayed using large numbers. A backlit screen helps ensure users can read PSI measurements even at night. Accutires Set Point technology allows users to set factory default PSI ratings for the front and back tires, so that an owner doesn't have to find the rating on the tire each time the pressure is checked. The ergonomic design of this gauge also makes it very comfortable to grip during use. One drawback of this device is the need to go through multiple mode screens on the LCD display to use the pressure reader.
This model is fairly expensive for a tire pressure gauge, as this model was designed more for auto racing. However, it is the most powerful and accurate of the tire pressure gauges that are widely available on the market. This model was designed with the serious vehicle enthusiast in mind and comes with multiple chucks, helping a user check the pressure on almost any vehicle. Read Full Review
This JOES Digital Tire Pressure Gauge provides an electronic LED readout of PSI measurements up to 150 PSI, making it one of the most powerful pressure gauges available. This device is calibrated to provide PSI readings within 1 percent accuracy. The manufacturers description states that its useful for tires on both cars and race trailers, the latter of which often contains too much pressure for typical pressure gauges. This gauge comes with a ball chuck and an angle chuck for easy fitting on any tire valve cap. It also comes packaged with a tread depth gauge to measure your tire treads and see if they should be replaced because of wear.
The Accu-Gage EZ02 is the best time-saver available on this list. A user can use this gauge to determine the tires air pressure while filling air into the tire at the same time. The analog dial is enlarged to help users determine the exact air pressure in their tires. This unit is powerful enough to take PSI measurements for tires with much higher pressure ratings than most cars and trucks. Read Full Review
This pressure gauge includes a compressor line so that a user could connect the gauge to the compressor and fill the tire with air while measuring the PSI at the same time. This helps users fill their tires more accurately and quickly. This model is useful both for home air compressors and industrial compressors found at gas stations. A bleed valve located on the pressure gauge can let owners safely release air from the tires if they were filled beyond their pressure rating. The analog dial displaying PSI readings is 2-inches in diameter for better readability and can measure up to 100 PSI. The glass screen and other fragile components of this gauge are protected by a heavy-duty rubber guard.
This slim, durable tire pressure gauge is another very cost-effective choice for reading tire pressure. This gauge can read PSI levels for small cars up through heavy-duty tractor trailer tires. The pressure gauges dual head and the valve extenders that come with this tool give users a lot of flexibility for reaching tire valve caps. Read Full Review
The Slime 2016-A pressure gauge packs a lot of power into its small size. It can read PSI levels ranging from 10 PSI up to 120 PSI, making it useful for most vehicles, whether light or heavy. The dual head of this tire pressure gauge gives users the ability to reach a tire valve cap from a different angle, if necessary. Two 1-1/4 inch valve extenders help owners reach valve caps that are obscured or recessed into the tire. The thin make of this pencil gauge allows for easy storage anywhere in the garage or even the car. Customers report getting consistent readings from this tool when other cheap pressure gauges will return wildly varied readings on the same tire. The all-metal construction of this tool also makes it incredibly durable.
The Enco HD Swivel gauge provides a relatively comfortable experience for users compared to other gauges. The gauge mount and hose are very flexible, letting a user view PSI readings from multiple angles, all while offering a similar PSI reading range to the models listed above. Read Full Review
The Enco HD Swivel is a digital tire pressure gauge that provides electronic readings of tire pressure and works from 0 PSI up to 100 PSI. The swivel mount helps a user position the gauge so that they dont have to crane their head or body to see the PSI measurement. The large dial, which measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter, gives more space to the LED display for easier reading. Pressure readings taken with this gauge are accurate to within 0.5 PSI. The 9-inch long flexible hose leading to the digital reader improves an owners ability to use this device from any comfortable position. The device is powered by a CR2032 lithium battery, giving the device a much longer service life than those powered by traditional batteries.