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Digital Tyre Inflator


Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Feb 2009 8:52PM
I am looking for a portable digital tyre inflator for my car.
Any recommendation? Prefer something for about 20.

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
10 Feb 2009 8:54PM
I use a Halfords Rapid digital inflator. More like 30 though, although I think they have a slow version too! Grin
cameraman e2
11 227 1 England
10 Feb 2009 11:06PM
Didn't even know that you could get digital tyres.
Camairish e2
9 1.3k Scotland
10 Feb 2009 11:16PM
What advantage does a digital one have?
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
10 Feb 2009 11:32PM
Greater accuracy supposedly. Most inflators at petrol stations are digital these days.
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 11:34PM
...the last one I bought was a tenner from Wilkinsons :

..everyone should have one instead of messing about on garage forecourts.

.....Mike
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Feb 2009 12:22AM

Quote:everyone should have one instead of messing about on garage forecourts


Totally agree. I'm far more inclined to check and, if necessary, top up my tyres now.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Feb 2009 8:47AM

Quote:..everyone should have one instead of messing about on garage forecourts.


that is why I am thinking of getting one. I can drive around to more than 4 garages and none of theirs work! I am fed up with that.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 9:04AM

Quote:..everyone should have one instead of messing about on garage forecourts.


huh? Are those tyre valve thingamajigs a user serviceable part then? I always thought that if an unqualified person unscrews the dustcaps then it invalidates the warranty.

You'll be telling me you can wash cars yourself next.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Feb 2009 9:11AM

Quote:You'll be telling me you can wash cars yourself next.

No, you should never attempt that!
newfocus e2
8 644 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 9:14AM

Quote:You'll be telling me you can wash cars yourself next.


The last time I bought a car, the salesman was trying to sell me some kind of car treatment that meant 'you never need to polish it again'. I just didn't see the point - all cars I buy have the never-ever-polish feature by default as far as I'm concerned. Life's too short.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 9:25AM

Quote:all cars I buy have the never-ever-polish feature by default as far as I'm concerned.

Mine too! My system is to just run it through the automatic car wash when you can't open the doors without getting covered in muck.
robob e2
11 1.0k England
11 Feb 2009 9:26AM
The "never polish again" treatment really does work. If you look at a car after a couple of years it looks grimmey even after a good was. With thetreatment it's like factory new after every wash, though you would think it could be a standard paint treatment.
simont e2
10 2.2k 4 England
11 Feb 2009 9:36AM
If it was a standard paint treatment, the saleman couldn't charge you an extra 300+ for it!

Sad
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 10:24AM

Quote:If it was a standard paint treatment, the saleman couldn't charge you an extra 300+ for it!


The last new car I bought I refused the treatment at 300 but "gave in" when he reduced the price to 100.

....Later I still wished that i'd refused....waste of money:

....Mike

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