Michelin Pumped About its Tyre Inflators
Michelin is all pumped up about the results two of its products recently gained in an Auto Express comparison test. The Michelin Single Barrel foot pump was awarded the ‘Best Buy’ 5-star rating for performance and accuracy whilst the Michelin Twin Barrel foot pump took the runner-up ‘Recommended’ award and a 4-star rating.
Both foot pumps from the Michelin motoring accessories range were compared with ten competitors’ products in tests carried out by Auto Express’ technical experts. The accuracy of the pressure gauges and their pumping power were at the heart of the tests, with points given for stability in use, build quality, hose length and ease of tyre-valve connection.
Auto Express highlighted the performance of both Michelin pumps. The Single Barrel foot pump offered a high degree of accuracy, a grippy rubber foot pad, a box for storing adaptors and impressive stability. It was this attention to detail that gave it the 5-star ‘Best Buy’ award, comments Michelin. The Twin Barrel pump’s large, clear gauge, long hose and smooth action were mentioned and the gauge was the most accurate in the test. These qualities plus price clinched the runner-up ‘Recommended’ award and 4-stars.
Auto Express pointed out that regular use of an accurate foot pump is the most cost-effective way of keeping your tyres correctly inflated, which in-turn will maximise fuel economy and keep tread wear to a minimum. Michelin’s Single Barrel pump retails for £19.49 and the Twin Barrel for £25.49.