I’ve tried different tire pressure gauges over the years, and am happy to report that my Joes Racing tire pressure gauge, reviewed here, is still going strong.
I bought my Joes Racing 32307 tire pressure gauge back in 2012, and when I reviewed it I said it was the best tire pressure gauge I have ever used. That remains true, mostly because I haven’t needed to replace it yet.
This particular model has a 0-60 PSI pressure measurement scale, with 1 PSI markings. Measurements start at 5 PSI.
Its hose is still flexible and in great condition, and so is the dial housing. Basically, the entire gauge has proven to be quite durable.
I don’t even know where any of my older tire pressure gauges are right now, this is the only one I’ve used.
To be fair, I use handheld tire pressure gauges less these days than I used to. I checked the tire pressure on my wife’s car every so often, and I use it to double-check the tire pressure monitoring system on my car on occasion.
It also has an air pressure release button, which can be useful for quickly bringing over-inflated tires down to spec.
When adjusting tire pressure, I almost always use a cordless inflator, with most featuring fairly accurate digital pressure gauges. Sometimes digital gauges are off, and I can never figure out why, but all of the inflators I’ve tested in recent years have been spot-on.
But, a handheld tire pressure gauge requires no power and is often quicker to use than an inflator
I really like my Joes Racing tire pressure gauge, and given my satisfaction with it over the years, I’ll definitely buy another one if or when I need to.
The gauge comes with an angled chuck and a ball chuck. (As an aside, which do you guys prefer? I’ve been using mine with its angled chuck exclusively.)
I don’t remember if the glow in the dark face has ever come in handy, but it’s still a “good to have” feature.
From my experiences, I think this is the best tire pressure gauge out there. It had good reviews at the time I purchased it, and it looks to have continued that trend.
But, maybe I’m narrow-visioned. I did a quick search for alternates which might be as good, but nothing notable came up, at least at comparable price points.
A Longacre tire pressure gauge hit my radar, but it costs quite a bit more, at 2.5X to 3X the price of the Joes Racing. The Longacre gauge has a 3-1/2″ face vs. the 2-1/2″ face on the Joes Racing gauge. While the intermediate numbers on the Joes Racing gauge are quite small, the minor markings are clear and easy to read.
Longacre also has a 2-1/2″ gauge, priced at ~$44, but I don’t quite see what it offers over the Joe Racing.
Benjamen has had good experiences with his Accu-Gage tire pressure gauge, read his review here.
That Accu-Gage is still on my “editorial wishlist” for comparison purposes. There are pros and cons to this design and to the Joes Racing design I strongly favor. A hose can aid in tire valve stem accessibility, but adds to the cost and is one more thing that could break or go bad. Plus, a gauge like the Accu-Gage is smaller and more compact – you can’t exactly put the Joes Racing gauge or like-designs in your pocket.
I think that the Joes Racing gauge would provide the best user experience, but am open to hearing your experienced opinions.
Which brand, model, or style of gauge would consider the best? How is it better than what we’re talking about here?