Choosing the best tire pressure gauge doesn't have to be difficult. Checking tire pressure doesn't have to be a guessing game. The old pencil style and mechanical type gauges worked well for a quick reading but were never very accurate. The old style tire pressure gauges are not enough, especially on cars that have TPMS and require a precise reading of the tire pressure. Otherwise, you will be stuck with the TPMS light on in your dashboard.
Having an accurate digital tire pressure is important and digital tire pressures are your best solution. If you have low profile tires the accurate tire pressure is very important in order to avoid damaging the tire or the rims.
By checking the tire pressure regularly you ensure you are getting the most out of your tires. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under-inflated tires are the leading cause of tire failure, which accounts for 660 fatalities and 33,000 injuries each year.
If your tire pressure is low you will:
There are three main types of pressure gauges listed below.