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The materials of the "New" section were prepared by Alexey VOROBYEV-OBUKHOV, Mikhail GZOVSKIY and Leonid SAPOZHNIKOV

JAPANESE MANOMETER

The need to pump up the wheels can be reminded … caps on nipples.

After opening the instructions that came with the domestic car, read: "Check the air pressure in the tires before each exit." This means that those who win several tens of kilometers every day should arm themselves with a manometer at least once a week and spend several minutes on this boring procedure. Most likely, few are capable of such a “feat” - the majority by eye determines how much a particular wheel is lowered. It is for such "lazy people" that a curious little thing from Japan is intended - a set of four caps-manometers in colorful packaging, completely covered with hieroglyphs. Not a word in English! However, it’s easy to understand without instructions.

Having previously measured the tire pressure with a standard device, we wind the mini-manometers on the wheels and verify the readings with the “reference” ones. Six marks on the body of each cap allow you to control the pressure in the range from 1.6 to 2.4 kgf / cm2. Thus, the accuracy of the readings (0.2 kgf / cm2) is rather arbitrary. However, it is difficult to expect more from a compact device. At the next control measurement, press the cap to reset the previous readings.