- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B000RN4GT6
- Item model number: MS-4751B
Driving with properly inflated tires is crucial for a few factors:
Although most drivers know this, many still do not take preventative action by regularly checking their tire pressure. According to a survey by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 27 percent of the passenger cars and 33 percent of the light trucks (such as SUVs, vans and pickups) on America's roads have at least a single substantially below-inflated tire.
Under-inflation of tires increases the likelihood of quite a few unique types of crashes, which includes those involving: (1) skidding and/or loss of manage of the vehicle (2) hydroplaning (three) increases in stopping distance (4) flat tires and blow-outs, and (five) overloading of the vehicle.
For the small amount of time it takes, checking tire inflation at least when a month is one of the very best investments you can make to get the maximum life out of your tires. Suitable inflation can also enhance gas mileage by extra than three% when maintained routinely. Hold this in mind: Below-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by .4 percent for each 1 PSI (pounds per square inch) drop in pressure of all 4 tires. You might want to check your tires a lot more commonly in the course of the winter months. Tires will shed about 1 PSI of pressure for every ten degrees Fahrenheit of temperature drop.
Maintain an correct tire pressure gauge in your car's glove box (several gauges at "air stations" give false pressure readings) and check the tire pressure when the tires are cold. In no way trust the look of a tire as a gauge for inflation. A tire could be 10 PSI low on pressure and not seem to be low on air. Use the recommended inflation pressure listed in your vehicle's owner's manual or on the inflation sticker identified on the driver's door jamb. Although you're at it, don't forget to check the spare. There's absolutely nothing significantly more annoying than a flat spare when you have a flat tire
Tire pressure checking is an fundamental auto security check that everyone really should do regularly. Use the Accutire MS-4751WC to get swift, correct readings.
The Accutire Digital and Programmable Tire Gauge with LED Flashlight is a smartly designed tool that feels right in your hand. The rubberized grip and cast metal housing insure several years of service, and the significant back-lit display is straightforward to read with out strain. Use this gauge to make checking tire pressure a breeze. Driving with properly inflated tires is necessary for a lot of reasons: increased safety, reduced tread wear, enhanced handling and ride overall performance, and far better fuel economy.
- White LED flashlight tip and blue backlit display
- Really accurate 5-99 pounds per square inch
- .1 pounds per square inch resolution
- Beep verification
- Comes with storage pouch
I assume that Amazon will directly be selling this product at some point in the future (1/2008 right now), so I wanted to take the time to review this product.
I purchased this product from Costco for Christmas (well, the wife did for me) ... price was about $15. The model number was MS-4751WC. I can't see a difference betweeen mine and the MS-4751B advertised here.
Correcting some specs that are in the description ... Range is 5-99 PSI, Accuracy is +/- 1% + 0.1 PSI. Resolution is .1 PSI. The unit uses two replaceable batteries (CR2032). The unit is extremely well built ... with a heavy solid feeling that probably comes from its 1/2 pound weight! The unit is 5-1/4" Long by 2-1/2" Wide by 1-1/4" Thick. There is a bright white LED light in the tip of the unit that works well. Strange is that neither the users guide nor the unit itself tells you the model number ... it is only on the cardboard in the blister pack. Perhaps it is under the battery compartment that is held on by a philips screw. The actual display is 1-1/2 in diameter. The unit comes with a nice zippered storage case.
The unit allows you to program in front and rear tire pressures, and then will indicate if your pressure is either high or low. It looks more like a marketing gimmick, but I did program the front tires for one car, and the rear for my other car so I don't forget the inflation pressures that I use.
The unit needs to be held onto the valve stem for 2-3 seconds before the unit beeps to tell you that the pressure is recorded. It stays on the screen for 10 seconds and displays with a nice blue LCD backlight display. Unlike other Accutire gauges, this one makes a great seal between the gauge and the valve stem with absolutely no hissing or loss of air. This was on different types of tire valve stems.
Overall I like the unit, although it's a tad on the large size. It fits my hand well and the outside has a nice rubber cushion to allow you to have a good grip. A definite 5 star rating in my book.
To respond to some of the more common criticisms I see in the other reviews here, first of all, I have relatively small hands for a man, but I have had no difficulty in handling and using this air gauge. The round shape with rubberized grip, along with the weight of the unit, makes it very easy to handle and quite easy to push onto the valve stem of the tire. Once you've pushed it onto the valve stem, hold for 1 or 2 seconds and the unit will beep and give you the reading. Very simple with large, easy to read display with blue lighted background and a light button mounted like a trigger to illuminate the valve stem in dark conditions. Overall, a really rock solid product that works extremely well, easy to use, and appears to be very accurate in measurement. I can highly recommend this one.