What are some simple things that have made our lives infinitely easier? People often used the phrase, “the best thing since sliced bread.” It’s true, how often has sliced bread made life easier for you on the road? You grab a couple of slices and some lunchmeat or PB&J and you’ve got a quick, easy snack. Sliced bread makes us see that sometimes the simplest inventions are what makes our lives the easiest.
The same lesson can be learned from the Accutire Digital Tire Gauge. It’s a simple stick that is about as long as an eyeglass case. Costing under $30, it’s not the most expensive invention. Surely, it’s not as life changing to the over the road trucker as the GPS system or the laptop. But the Accutire Tire Gauge does make life a whole lot easier.
Using a traditional tire gauge can be the last straw in the life of a frustrated trucker who has had a long day. Stopping to get fuel, you want to get in and out and back on the road as fast as possible, but you have to check the air in your tires. You want to meet the standards set by environmental agencies, transportation groups, and your employer. You also want to make sure you’re not driving on flat tires, using more fuel than necessary and paying for that used fuel.
But using a traditional tire gauge makes you bend to try to see the numbers indicated, stooping uncomfortably while you try to keep the gauge on the tire. Because you already have to do so much stooping, bending, sitting, and lifting when you’re delivering a load from one place to another, stooping to check the tire pressure is just one more ache and pain you don’t need. And if you’re trying to fill that tire, the frustration, stooping, bending, and attempting to read gets even worse.
Because the Accutire displays the tire pressure in bright, red, large numbers that are easy to see—no more stooping. And since the Accutire is just that, accurate, you don’t have to worry about whether or not you got the tire pressure right. Going from wheel to wheel checking tire pressure gets to be frustrating when you’re driving a semi-truck. Even if you have an automated tire pressure gauge in your cab, having an Accutire is a smart decision, making checking tire pressure incredibly easy if you have malfunction. And for under $30, this invention should go right in your box of on-the-road necessity.
Accutire, or a similar model, is also sold at truck stops and automotive stores across the country. Picking one up is simple, easy, and will save you a great deal of frustration in the long run.