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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 8:52 PM

I am looking for a portable digital tyre inflator for my car.
Any recommendation? Prefer something for about 20.

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 8:54 PM

I use a Halfords Rapid digital inflator. More like 30 though, although I think they have a slow version too! Grin

Last Modified By Carabosse at 10 Feb 2009 - 8:55 PM
cameraman
cameraman  11227 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 11:06 PM

Didn't even know that you could get digital tyres.

Camairish
Camairish  81276 forum posts Scotland
10 Feb 2009 - 11:16 PM

What advantage does a digital one have?

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 11:32 PM

Greater accuracy supposedly. Most inflators at petrol stations are digital these days.

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93485 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 11:34 PM

...the last one I bought was a tenner from Wilkinsons :

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

.....Mike

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 12:22 AM


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
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 8:47 AM


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
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014006 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 9:04 AM


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.

Last Modified By lobsterboy at 11 Feb 2009 - 9:04 AM
Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 9:11 AM


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

No, you should never attempt that!

newfocus
newfocus  8644 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 9:14 AM


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
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014006 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 9:25 AM


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
robob  101022 forum posts England
11 Feb 2009 - 9:26 AM

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.

Last Modified By robob at 11 Feb 2009 - 9:27 AM
simont
simont  102248 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 9:36 AM

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

Sad

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93485 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 - 10:24 AM


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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