For this post, I have put together a collection of the best tire inflators currently available.
UPDATED: September 3, 2019.
Don’t get stranded with a flat tire or reduce your fuel efficiency with underinflated tires. Keep a portable tire pump in your vehicle for regular top-ups or in the event of a flat. Also, great for inflating balls, bikes and more.
The following tire inflators will help you get back on the road or back in the game.
So here is my list of The 10 Best Tire Inflators.
1. EPAuto 12V Portable Tire Inflator
The EPAuto 12V Portable Tire Inflator plugs directly into your vehicle cigarette lighter socket .
Features four display units: PSI, KPA, BAR, KG/CM
Includes LED flashlight for seeing in low-light conditions.
Auto shuts off when it reaches the desired tire pressure.
Overheat protection shuts off automatically when overloading.
2. Viair 00088 88P 12V Portable Tire Inflator
The Viair 00088 88P 12V Portable Tire Inflator 88P is a newly-designed, capable of inflating up to 33-inch tires.
Simple to use:
Heavy duty battery clamps attach to your vehicle’s battery.
Connect to a tire valve stem and turn the unit on.
Tire pressure can easily be checked using the gauge incorporated into the top of the unit.
3. Helteko Portable 12V Tire Inflator
Helteko Portable 12V Tire Inflator automatically shuts off when the pre-set tire pressure is reached, this prevents over inflation.
Easily read the pressure you program, even at night with the LCD display..
LED light will illuminate the working area.
11.5 ft cable easily connects to a 12V cigarette lighter.
35L/min airflow inflates a standard wheel in 3-5min.
Max pressure is 150 PSI.
Includes three additional nozzles to easily for you t inflate tires of cars, bicycles, motorcycles, and basketballs etc.
Compact and lightweight design.
Don't forget the tire repair kit.
4. P.I. Auto Store 12V Portable Tire Inflator
P.I. Auto Store 12V Portable Tire Inflator can inflate a mid-sized tire from flat to 30 Psi in three minutes (time will vary depending upon tire size).
Monitors pressure and stops at your set pressure which avoids over inflation.
Features LED spotlight so that you can see tire valve in the dark OR use it in emergencies.
13ft cable to access the back tires on long vehicles.
Cables and hose tidy away neatly in the rear compartment
Includes carry case for storage.
Includes adaptors for sports equipment and Presta valve adaptor for bicycles.
Connects to any 12V outlet on vehicle or to our 110V power converter.
5. Oasser Portable Rechargeable 12V Tire Inflator
Oasser Portable Rechargeable 12V Tire Inflator is cordless, allowing for ultimate flexibility.
Compact, lightweight design.
Digital LCD with battery power and pressure display.
Three kinds of unit values: PSI, BAR and Kg/cm².
Build-in LED Light with bright, long-lasting lights.
6. FORTEM Portable 12V Tire Inflator
FORTEM Portable 12V Tire Inflator has a maximum pressure value of 150PSI.
Compact, lightweight, and portable design.
Automatically shuts off at desired pressure to prevent over inflation.
Large, easy-to-read digital display gauge for simple PSI reading.
Includes three nozzle attachments.
Compatible with a DC-12V power output.
Built in LED Flash light for roadside emergencies.
Extra-long power cord.
7. VIAIR 90P Portable 12V Tire Inflator
VIAIR 90P Portable 12V Tire Inflator has a maximum working pressure of 120 PSI.
Tire pressure can be monitored using the top mounted gauge.
Bleeder valve is included with the tire chuck to remove small amounts of air pressure to attain desired tire pressure.
Powered by connection to a 12-volt battery power source using the alligator clamps.
12' power cable.
Heavy duty sand tray with vibration isolators,
Includes zippered soft carry case.
3-piece inflation tip kit.
5' air hose with open ended air chuck.
8. AstroAI Portable 12V Tire Inflator
AstroAI Portable 12V Tire Inflator allows you to simply program the pressure to it to prevent overinflation without compromising the speed.
Inflates tires with up to 35 L/Min.
Maximum Pressure Measurement: 150 PSI
Displays in three units: PSI, KPA, Bar
30 minute maximum continuous operating time.
9. JACO SmartPro 2.0 AC/DC 12V Tire Inflator
The JACO SmartPro 2.0 AC/DC 12V Tire Inflator runs on AC or DC power
Air flow rate of 30L/min inflates an average car tire in under three minutes.
Pre-set target PSI then the unit auto shuts off when reached.
Bright LED safety light features three settings: off, flashlight, and emergency SOS.
24" air hose features brass twist-connect nozzle and a built-in air bleeder valve.
Includes carry bag and nozzle accessories.
~10A for 12V DC and <1.5A for 120V AC
10. TIREWELL 12V Tire Inflator
TIREWELL 12V Tire Inflator uses a high-quality direct drive motor to drive the sturdy metal double cylinder.
Low rotating speed and high efficiency pump.
High quality cigarette lighter with built-in 15A fuse,
1.8ft inflation tube.
High-quality screw connector for secure connection to the tire valve.
Inflates standard vehicle tire in approximately two minutes (195/65/R15, 0-35psi).
Accessories include battery clamp and three valve adapters.
11.5tft cigarette lighter power cord.
Oxford bag for convenient storage and carry.
I hope this list of the best tire inflators was helpful.
If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C