Tyre Pressure Monitor

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Tyre Pressure Monitor

Post by Funky Diver » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:04 pm

http://www.tyresave.co.uk/smartire.html

Anyone used one of these?

Any good? Worth the dosh or not?



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Re: Tyre Pressure Monitor

Post by Nate » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:02 pm

even if your local garage charges you 20p to use their air line, you'd have to use it nearly 1000 times before that unit is paid for. then again, if you have a flat tyre, you'd be paying the 20p anyways...

if you're a gadget nut, then you need one. i you're not, you probably don't. you could also probably get them rather cheaper from somewhere else (ebay?)

beware of really cheap ones that use the valve cap to measure the pressure...


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Re: Tyre Pressure Monitor

Post by Funky Diver » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:06 pm

I'm a gadget nut... I'm more wondering about their accuracy and performance than anything else :P

And nah, the fitted on the valve caps type isn't for me tbh. Too easy to nick round here (or anywhere for that matter!!) :D



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Re: Tyre Pressure Monitor

Post by Nate » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:44 pm

they are commonly fitted to new cars, and as far as i'm aware there are no problems with accuracy. you need to be careful that tyre fitters know the sensor is in the wheel so they don't cabbage it.


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Re: Tyre Pressure Monitor

Post by Funky Diver » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:23 am

Aaaaah, good point!!



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Re: Tyre Pressure Monitor

Post by Junglist » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:24 pm

love the idea but that's crazy money. They have to be accurate at that price. It's too easy to check them yourself at a garage to verify accuracy. Having one of these would have saved me replacing 2 tyres in the past year. If i was someone who bought tyres new, that would have paid for itself by now. I don't see the value in buying new though when you can buy nearly-new for a sixth of the price.


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