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Last updated: 27 April 2018

It's important to keep your car tyres at the correct pressure. It helps them last longer and makes driving safer. Having your own tyre pressure gauge can come in handy – saving you from pulling into a petrol station where the pressure gauge may not necessarily be as accurate as you may think.

We lab test and review the latest models to help you find the best tyre pressure gauge for you. Our tyre pressure gauge buying guide will help you decide which pressure gauge you need, and how we test explains our testing rigour.

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We've put dial, digital and pencil-type tyre pressure gauges to the test. Our expert testers give every pressure gauge a thorough workout to help find the models that:

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  • are easiest to use.
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Dial gauge: this is the most common type, and models come in a wide range of sizes and prices. Generally, the larger the dial, the easier it is to read – but you also want to consider storing the gauge in your car. Digital gauges: these are generally the easiest to read, especially if their display is backlit. However, you'll have to replace their battery every now and then, so there'll be a small ongoing cost. Pencil gauges: we didn't find this type as easy to read as others, but pencil models are generally cheap and very easy to store.

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