JACO ElitePro Tire Pressure Gauge 100 PSI Review

JACO ElitePro Tire Pressure Gauge 100 PSI Review

How many tire gauges do you own?  Two?  Three?  And why do you own more than one?  Is it because you think one isn’t as accurate as it should be?  Maybe you feel one is better than the other for certain functions.  If you’ve been struggling to find your favorite go-to gauge for all your tire pressure measurements then please allow me to introduce you to the perfect solution!

Replace all the gauges you own with the insanely accurate, professional grade, mechanic recommended JACO ElitePro Tire Pressure Gauge!  This is the 0-100 PSI tire gauge model number 6254509, part JSP-014 from JACO Superior Products. 

Features

  • Calibrated and certified accurate to ANSI standards.
  • Accurate within +/- 2-3%.
  • Built to last with steel body and bezel. Stem and chuck are brass.
  • Shock absorbing protective guard surrounding gauge.
  • Large 2″ glow in the dark dial and scale.
  • Air pressure release (Bleed) valve which is also the pressure reset button.
  • 360º swivel chuck.
  • Flexible no-leak air hose.
  • FREE 100% Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee from JACO.

Pros

This is a solid tire gauge weighing in at 5.6 oz.  Obviously a steel gauge body casing, brass stem and brass chuck will do wonders for durability and ruggedness.  There should be no question that this tire gauge construction will lead to a long lasting life for its owner.  The casing is also very well protected from shock with a gear style protective guard as you can see from the pictures at the bottom of this post.

The no-leak air hose comes fitted with a 360-degree swiveling chuck end which is helpful in reaching hard to access valve stems.  The gauge end of the hose swivels as well for ease of viewing.  Also very nice is that this gauge will hold the pressure reading until the operator hits the pressure reset button.  This is the button which also acts as the air pressure release, or bleed valve, and is located below the dial face.  In other words, when you pull the chuck off the valve stem after taking a pressure reading, the dial will still indicate the reading until hitting the reset button.  This isn’t always the case with competing tire gauges and is one of the features that separates the JACO ElitePro from its competition.

A glow-in-the-dark dial face is accompanied by a single increment scale within the gauge. It’s a very easy to read dial face with larger numbers called out by tens; 10, 20, 30 etc.  The JACO ElitePro is also accurate; certified to ANSI grade B40 standards of +/- 2-3%.  Many reviewers commenting on this item specifically mentioned its accuracy.

To conclude, the JACO ElitePro is a very straightforward tire pressure gauge.  There are no gimmicky functions or unnecessary widgets.  No batteries are needed either!  What’s more, it’s a professional grade tool and comes recommended by the people who use them the most, mechanics!

Cons

The JACO ElitePro Tire Pressure Gauge has a few cons to discuss.  But, there are far and away more pros than cons and it should be pointed out that only 9% (or 63) of all 689 total reviews to date are under 5-star ratings.  And 45 of those 63 which make up the 9% are 4-star rated which is still quite good.

The two biggest concerns from people purchasing this item is the chuck seal on the valve stem and the accuracy of the measurement.   Addressing the valve seal issue first, this could simply be that there are many different styles of valves used in tires.  The valves can can be longer, shorter, hard to reach, hard to access, blocked by other components of the wheel, etc.  So, for me personally, I chalk this up to the idea that this gauge will work for the great majority of people but won’t be up to snuff for a small sliver of the population.

As for the accuracy, this would seem to be the fact that this gauge is a dial face – not digital – so the reading is somewhat ambiguous.  Meaning, the operator of the gauge needs to interpret whether or not the dial is pointing to 31 or 32, pointing to 36 or 37, and so on.  Also, this tire pressure gauge is not liquid filled.  In a liquid filled gauge, the fluid fill effectively dampens pulsation and/or vibration, making the gauge pointer easier to read. There are other reasons for a liquid filled gauge but this accuracy issue addresses one of them. So were the reviewers who claimed this gauge was not accurate standing on a vibrating platform?  Well, probably not.  I’m simply offering up some reasons as to why they may have experienced inaccuracy.

Of minor note is that the dial face has a PSI scale only.  You will not be able to read kg/cm² or BAR with this gauge. Additionally, the ball chuck is affixed to the hose end. It cannot be swapped out for an angle chuck or other extended length chuck varieties, unfortunately.

Verdict

Look, as of this review, there are currently 689 reviews on Amazon for this product.  That’s maybe 25x the amount of reviews for similar items so I think it’s safe to assume we have a good sample size to analyze. With all those reviews, all 689 of them, the overall star rating is 4.9 out of 5.  Let me say that again so it sinks in, 4.9 out of 5 stars. In fact, 91% of the reviews are 5-star. That’s pretty darn good.

The features and pros/cons are extensively covered above so I’m not sure regurgitating them here in my verdict will matter.  So do yourself a favor. Go get the JACO ElitePro Tire Pressure Gauge!

The JACO ElitePro Tire Pressure Gauge is a top rated tire pressure gauge. See Tire Gadgets list of all top rated tire pressure gauges.

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