Keeping your rig's tire pressure in check whenever you travel is a must. This becomes more crucial as you go on longer journeys or trail through different terrains. On highway runs, your rig's tire pressure should be maintained at OE-recommended pressures. This ensures the rig has the right amount of grip on the asphalt but not too much that it causes your engine to exert more effort than necessary. However, it works the opposite way when you are off-road. With an increased demand for grip, off-roaders opt to deflate their tires. With softer tires, the rig is able to crawl through boulders better because more rubber hugs the surface. It works the same way when the rig is on soft soil. In these cases, decreased tire pressure allows the rig to spread its weight wider on the ground. Doing otherwise concentrates the weight on smaller areas and causes your tires to sink deeper. Now, after your off-road adventure, you will still have to go back to your garage using paved roads. That's the time when having a tire pressure gauge comes in handy. Given that you are equipped with an air compressor, you can inflate your tires up to the right pressure as soon as you are about to hit the asphalt again. We took a look at the ARB tire pressure gauge to see how well it can give us the tire pressure reading.
- Bronze bourdon tube gauge design
- Fully geared, solid brass precision movement
- Rubber gauge guard for protection
- Easy-to-read 3.5-inch gauge
- Has scales for PSI, KPA, and bar
- Ribbed section for easier grip
- Having the gauge face as big as a tachometer was really helpful for us. With a bigger face, we didn't have to rub our noses to the gauge just to see the pressure reading. This is especially helpful during periods when available light in the area is slowly diminishing.
- The ARB tire pressure gauge was easy to use and mount to the tire nozzle. And with the ribbed section for grip, life became even easier for us.
- The ARB tire pressure gauge is bulky. Unlike the pen-style tire pressure gauges, we couldn't just go around places with it placed in our pockets. The gauge plus the tube took up all the space in our pocket. Did we already mention that it bulged?
The ARB tire pressure gauge is as functional as it gets. Just like any other gauges, it can give you a good tire pressure reading. However, it is not as compact as a pen-styled gauge.