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Old 23-07-2011, 09:57 AM   #31
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I have two of these, one at work, one at home, its the nuts

12v 4 x 4 Air Compressor - Car Accessories > Tyre Maintenance > Air Compressors
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Old 23-07-2011, 10:23 AM   #32
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Got one of these

Halfords | Michelin Hi-Power Rapid Tyre Inflator

Very good.

But I use a separate high quality gauge to check the air pressure...
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That's the one, excellent machine. Accurate gauge too, even as accurate as my high-quality gauge. Plus it fits inside the well of the spare.
A foot pump is just too laborious with big tyres, and inaccurate.

I was under the impression that if you buy air it has to be fit for intended purpose i.e. accurate to permitted standard for tyres, but if it is free you get what you pay for.
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Old 23-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #33
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Is not all about the money,but such big company`s should not charge
The last time It turns I had no change on me,went to use the cash point and it was out of order
Didn't know cash points dispensed 20p coins


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Old 23-07-2011, 10:40 AM   #34
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Ring RAC600 wins lots of tests, I have one, it's small and pretty quick.
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Old 23-07-2011, 10:45 AM   #35
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I just carry a battery powered compressor in the boot all the time with a tyre gauge. It's lasted for 5 years so far including, tyres on 4 cars (mine, wife's, son & daughters), footballs & a few inflatables. IIRC it cost me about 15 which is a bargain in my eyes.
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Old 24-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #36
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Sweet.. Im going to have to buy one of these....
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Old 24-07-2011, 05:14 PM   #37
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I stopped in a motorway service station in the snow at Christmas. A foreign driver could not understand why he was being asked to pay for air and water for his car

I flat refused to pay for water - I borrowed a bucket, filled it from the constantly-running tap with sheets of ice under it - and topped up my washer bottle that way

He put 1 in the machine and no water was dispensed as the machine was frozen

Why do we put up with this sh*t in this country?

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Old 24-07-2011, 05:36 PM   #38
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Least we don't pay for a pee though.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:31 PM   #39
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Got asked to pay to pee once. Some roadside place in Scotland. They made a mistake though, the loo was in the middle of some woods. Me and two dozen others diligently watering the trees on principle.
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Least we don't pay for a pee though.
Not yet though, wouldn't be surprised if they start to charge in the near future, like they do in most London main-line railway stations (30p).
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