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Looking for the perfect tire inflator to keep in your trunk? Amazon is currently having a sale on its best-selling portable compressor, and options on this list start at $21.99
Too many people still drive around with uninflated tires, despite how easy it is to use the compressed air machines available at the local gas station. According to TireRack.com, “Just 6 psi under-inflating your vehicle’s tires can reduce tire tread life by as much as 25%.” Luckily, we have our own portable air compression Getting a machine and pumping tires in your own driveway has never been more affordable. Added options such as a built-in flashlight, bike his tires, and sport attachments. Starting at $25 or less saves you the trouble of going to the gas station to refill or he calls AAA for a tow.
- #1 bestseller on Amazon (over 62,000 user ratings)
- Built-in LED light for nighttime visibility
- Includes 1 replacement fuse
- Great for cars, bikes, balls and inflatables
- 3 year warranty
This pump is not intended for use in high pressure or high volume applications like large pools, but this portable compressor comes with 3 nozzles and can be used in cars, SUVs, motorcycles and bicycle Schraders. Works with valves. With the included accessory adapter, you can also use this inflator with balls, air mattresses, balloons and other small inflatables.
- Long 11.9 feet DC 12V power cord
- LED light for nighttime visibility
- Auto shutoff function
Don’t be fooled by the name VacLife is an air compressor, not a vacuum cleaner. It is currently the #2 selling portable air compressor on Amazon. It is the #1 product in the “Tire Repair Kits” and “Tire Repair Tools” categories and the #54 (out of the top 100) product across all automotive product categories on Amazon.
- cordless and battery powered
- Air hose is stored in the bottom of the air pump
- USB-C charger
The third top seller in this category is currently out of stock, at least at the time of writing this article. But it’s the sleekest, most portable option, so we had to include it for consideration. If there is, you can: Get the super cool Airmoto battery-powered portable compressor for the full price of $79.99.
- 10ft DC power cord
- Built-in LED light with SOS and flashlight mode
- lowest price for this bundle
I like the large, easy-to-read digital display on this unit. However, it is one of the least user-rated options on this list, and we currently recommend it because it has the lowest price.
- 70 PSI maximum working pressure
- cost effective
This unit from EPAuto weighs only 1 lb and is very portable. One downside, though, is that it’s one of the options on this list, taking up the most space with a footprint of 13.5 x 8.1 x 5.6 inches. It also has the lowest maximum pressure rating of just 70 PSI. So while it’s not meant for the heaviest of workloads, it’s a great option to keep in the back of your car for emergencies or light chores, like inflating a small beach toy or ball.
- DC and AC power cables.12V car plug that can be used on public roads
- Equipped with 110/120V outlet for home use
- Up to 150 PSI
Recommended for use on car, RV, motorcycle, bicycle tires, air mattresses, and inflatable toys. Not for use on heavy truck or tractor tires. This his TEROMAS portable tire inflator is currently the #6 bestseller in the Amazon category. Not all top 5 sold, so we decided to include this as a sort of “honorable mention”. And with the rankings changing, sooner or later this could become a top 5 seller.