05 December 2010

Review & Giveaway: Accutire Setpoint Tire Gauge

One of the simplest ways you can ensure you are getting the best bang for your gasoline money is to make sure your tires are inflated to the correct pressure. Too little, and your gasoline usage is inefficient. Too high, and not only do you run the risk of blowing a tire out - a costly experience, for sure! - but you're still wasting gasoline. Having an older car, I can always tell if my husband hasn't checked the tire pressure recently - we definitely use more gasoline. Let's say it adds up to about $5 extra a month if he hasn't checked it recently - that's a savings of $60 a year for spending 2-3 minutes to check the tire's pressure! Most gas stations will give you free air for your tires if you purchase gasoline from their store, so you really have no excuse not to take good care of your tire's pressure.

If you didn't already know, the proper tire pressure for your vehicle is usually found on a sticker in the driver's side door jamb or the glove box and in your owner's manual. What's marked on the tire isn't usually the same amount as what you'll find on that sticker (since it's not car model specific!), so be sure to go by what that sticker or your manual says, and not what the tires say. If it is hot weather, remember to check the pressure early in the morning when it is cooler.

I recently received the Accutire Setpoint Tire Gauge to review. It's completely programmable, and it remembers the recommended pressure for both your front and rear tires, which can vary on certain makes of vehicles. The nifty part is that it contains a white LED flashlight, so you can see what you're doing. If you are having problems with your tires and it's after dusk or late at night, this could really come in handy. It also has a blue backlit display so you can easily read the results even in brighter lights.


Now, since I don't drive, the tires are all my DH's department - well, with my nagging to remind him to check them. ;) I had previously bought him a manual tire gauge way back when we purchased this car (I thought it was a cool one, it even had a skull on it!), but he thought it was a pain to use. He says this one is much, much easier because of the screen. It does use batteries, two of those round lithium batteries, but they are replaceable should they run out. It looks a little bulky at first (well, compared to that little manual pen like one we had), but it has a rubber grip, so it fits easily into his hand. Amazon has it for $10.00 as of this posting, and it seems like an alright price to me since it is digital. (I think I paid $3-4 for that manual one back then)

TheTruckersReport.com"sponsored" this post by sending me the Accutire Setpoint Tire Gauge and will be fulfilling the giveaway prize. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

Win it! Want to win one of your own? Thanks to the giveaway sponsor TheTruckersReport.com, you can! To enter,
fess up the last time you checked your tire pressure, or if you don't drive (I don't either!), tell us who this would be for.

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That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends December 11th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :) (Short date on this one in hopes you could receive your prize in time to gift it this holiday season - I can't guarantee it however!)

88 comments:

abfantom said...

My husband check pressure in my tires or I do when my low pressure light comes on

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debbie said...

I admit, it has been a couple of months.
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sweetsue said...

I have never checked my tire pressure because I don't drive either. I would give this to my boyfriend-he drives for me!
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slb3334 said...

I would give this to my stepdad.

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lfhpueblo said...

This would be for my husband because I rarely drive, only when I absolutely have to. The last time he checked the pressure was about two weeks ago.
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Hollowsins said...

I would give this to my husband..he handles that stuff
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Frugal Science Gal said...

Wow! This would definitely be a birthday gift for my boyfriend!!

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Chip said...

I have never checked my tire pressure. I leave that to my husband.
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Margie said...

My husband always checks the pressure of the tires, so this would be a gift for him.
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denise said...

I never check it!!

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momof2girls said...

My husband is the tire checker and he did this just two days ago.

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Flufferwuffer said...

I can't even remember the last time I checked my tire pressure...ouch!

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

This would be for my son who checks my tire pressure. I do it maybe once a year.
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Sue E said...

My car tells me when my tires are low, but I keep a check on my Mom's tire pressure, the last time was about 6 weeks ago.

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Monica said...

My husband checks the tire pressure whenever the tires look low at the gas station. He could sure use this!

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Curran said...

last time i checked my tires was about 2 months ago,

Candie L said...

Ummmm. Was it when I realized the tire was flat and I heard the thump thump going down the road. THank you

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toughturtles said...

a long time ago its for me

honestnicewoman said...

I just found your site after searching info on the Skillet Bacon Jam and am now following you. I would love to win one of these tire gauges! I just checked and aired my tires last month - putting too much air in and it felt like I was riding in a covered wagon! I let out some air and re-read the amount on the tire. Oops! This is definitely what I need! Thanks for the entry!

kristy said...

This is on my husband's Christmas List!!! I don't think I (personally) have ever checked the tire pressure...rapunzell9 at hotmail dot com

mogrill said...

I never check my tire pressure- hubby does it once a week.
Thanks for the chance.
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Terra H. said...

I never check my tires. It's always my husband who handsles the auto mechanics and I'm not sure how often he does it. This would be a great tool for him though. Thanks.
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Charles said...

It has been about 3 months. My analog gauge leaks air when I check so I don't check very often.

tatertot374 said...

I dont check it but probably should. My wonderful husband does it.
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alw6ys said...

oops.... er, I don't check. I kind of leave that to my brother (cough). Heh. I really should, I know.

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kygirl said...

I have to admit it has been a while since I checked air pressure, This would be for my husband.

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tdean30 said...

We had to check them a month ago when one of them started going flat. We had to replace that one.

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rah267 said...

I check them when they look low. that has been awhile. My husband is good about keeping good tires on the car.

Erin E said...

I don't drive (I have a phobia!), but I would give this to my hubby, who checked his tire pressure yesterday. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

My husband usually checks it so I'm not sure when was the last time.
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Erica C. said...

I have the fancy pressure light that comes on to tell me when I have low pressure. However, it doesn't tell you which tire(s) so I still have to check them all. I seem to be great at running over nails too so this is perfect for me...I'm always checking my tire pressure!

kathy pease said...

i have never ever checked mine my hubby does all that

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naynays1 said...

I just had mine checked by hubby because my tires looked low.
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Dana said...

This would be for my dad.

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lewalk said...

I just got new tires but hubby checks my pressure. I haven't ever been able to figure out those stick things. I just don't get it. Lol. I would definitely give this to him.

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carolpie said...

I don't. That is hubby's job. I cook and clean and he brings home the bacon and takes care of the cars. But he does a good job and would love this!

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mail4rosey said...

Summer was the last time I checked the air pressure in the tires.

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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we check the tire pressure on our cars every month.

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Erin G said...

Several months ago. My sister doesn't have a tire gauge so this would be for her.

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Ardy22 said...

I checked mine about 2 m monthsago!

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Gianna said...

Every few days or so. This would be for my husband.

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masonsgranny59 said...

I haven't had my tires checked in awhile. I would like to win this Accutire Setpoint Tire Gauge 4 my self:)

Swtlilchick said...

It has been a while since I checked
my tire pressure and I know I need
to now and this would be for me.

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Donna said...

I had someone check it 2 weeks ago.
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purango said...

My husband checked our tire pressure about a month ago. garrettsambo@aol.com