Best Tire Inflators Reviews – 2017 Guide

I have presented in this guide 4 of the top options in Category : Best Tire Inflators for you to choose from. In case you would like to look at more

What are Tire Inflators?

Tires are one of the most important components of your vehicle before you get it drive on the road. Thus, in order to ensure your safety on road without the risk of driving on a flat Tire, it becomes all the more important to take proper care of your Tires and maintain proper Tire pressure at all times.

Driving slightly under or over inflated Tires can be hazardous and cause serious problems. One of the best ways to avoid it is to have a good Tire Inflator with you.

A Tire Inflator is a great thing to ensure that you are running your vehicle on properly inflated Tires by helping you check and adjust your Tire’s inflation on a regular basis.

Majority of the Tire Inflators are easy to use and there are some automatic ones too that provides a quick and easy method to check and inflate your Tires.

The best thing about the latest Tire inflators is that you need not worry much. They do almost all the work for you. All you need to do is simply plug them in!

Summary

If you are in hurry then I would suggest the following options :

  1. Best of the Best Pick : Kensun Tire Inflator is my recommended pick as it has scored great review scores from customers & can be used for filling air in car tires, sports balls & mattresses. You can check 
  2. Best Value Pick : Campbell Hausfeld is good for all your inflation related needs. It also is a great pick if you are not too keen to spend a lot amongst different inflators. You can check

CAMPBELL HAUSFELD MP6000 Tire Inflator (Best Value Pick)

The ‘Campbell Hausfeld MP6000 Tire Inflator with Gauge’ is easy to use and known for its accuracy.  Its reading exactly matched my analog gauge. I filled both of them again at 38 PSI and the readings of both gauges matched again. The Inflator comes with the other following main features:

  • The Inflator is easy to use with the Inflation gun, chuck, and gauge, with a range of 10-150psi, all gathered into a single machine.
  • Its Clip-on design enables single handed operation and features a built-in relief valve so as the pressure in over-inflated Tires can be reduced.
  • Has a metal Body which makes it more durable and a “deflating button” made up of brass so as to let out air without removing the chuck to let air out.
  • Has Includes flexible hose for easier use and defines the amount of pressure in the Tire in real time.

The Pros:

  • It’s all in one feature enables one handed use of tool to inflate, deflate, and check Tire pressure.
  • Comes with a ‘Deflator Button’ and ‘Built-in relief Valve’ and is incredibly easy to use. All you need to do is to position the chuck on the tire stem, pull the lever on the chuck, and fill.
  • The built quality of the Inflator is high. The trigger seems to be solid and the gauge accuracy turned out to be at par with my handheld tire pressure gauges.
  • It’s a great product at a price which is relatively low as compared to others with similar features.

The Cons:

  • The chuck coupler to the Tire needs to be fixed before using the Inflator in the first place. This is because there is a silicon washer inside the chuck that seals the chuck to the valve stem while filling the Tire. I chucked that apart and shaved it about 1/16th of it in size that made it perfectly clipped onto the valve stem securely and correctly.

Conclusion:

In all, if you can fix the chuck, this Inflator is a great buy.  It can be used with one hand, is cheap in price, accurate in readings and has good built in quality. The best in its range with half the prices of other Inflators.

 

KENSUN YS-205 Tire Inflator (Best Of The Best Pick)

The ‘Kensun YS-205 (Home 110V)/ DC (12V Car) Tire Inflator’ is bound to surprise you by its heft.  It might be small in size but has a real solid built and this is clear with the weight it carries.

The Inflator comes with the other following main features:

  • Has a 21.7in high quality rubber hose and pumps up to 40 PSI with an air flow at a rate of 11 ltrs per min
  • It is a multi-function Inflator that can operate under DC 12V or AC 110V.
  • Comes with a long-reaching cord both with the cigarette plug and with the AC plug
  • Has three nozzle adapters that makes it good for all types of Tires as well as for inflating sports and camping equipment, toys, etc.

 The Pros:

  • This Inflator is basically a Portable Air Compressor that can operate under DC or AC both. Its compact size is its biggest advantage.
  • The Inflator is powerful and enables inflating without overheating and without taking a long time.
  • Includes a Carry Case that ensures the safety and cleanliness of the Inflator and its accessories.
  • It has a long power cord and long inflation hose and comes with attachments to inflate sports balls, air mattresses, etc.

The Cons:

  • The factory-installed fuses in the unit are sub-par and the Inflator makes very loud noise while working.

Conclusion:

In all, the device is a great buy and should last for years. It is compact and doesn’t occupy much space. Its solid build quality provides it the durability. The screw on connection is very solid that ensures you the accurate inflation. The built in gauge is great with the perfect cord and hose length. The Inflator can also be used to inflate sports balls, mattresses, etc. The only difficulty is the quality of the factory installed fuses which is sub-par and the noise the equipment creates while working.

 

Black & Decker ASI300 Air Station Inflator

Black & Decker ASI300 Air Station is another excellent solution to your household and on the go inflation requirements. The gauge present with this unit is illuminated, which gives you precise readings. The device can extract power from any power outlet in your home or from the lighter socket in your vehicle.

Strengths

  • Maximum pressure it supports is 160 PSI means it can handle a variety of inflation tasks.You can use it for variety of tasks like pump up an air mattress, inflate your bike tire, store in the car trunk for any emergency.
  • It comes with automatic shut off means that you can set the pressure you want and when the pressure is reached the ASI300 shuts off meaning you will never have to worry about over inflation.
  • It is highly portable weighing just 6 pounds meaning you can carry it around easily from your home to car to bike to boat.
  • Build quality is pretty good, the body is made up of solid plastic which means no flexing.

Weaknesses

  • Readability of the gauge is an issue in some cases, meaning smaller PSI increments are little difficult to gauge and sometimes the readings are little off if compared with a digital gauge.
  • Power cord which comes with the device is little short and you might need an extension cord to go along with it.
  • Some customers report it to be slightly noisy but frankly all these inflator models do produce noise.
  • After usage some customers find it difficult to fit the cord and hose back into the storage compartment.

Verdict

Overall the device is convenient to use, inflates at a good speed, efficient in operation. Also it is available at a value price at Amazon.

 

Slime 40022 Tire Inflator

I researched on a number of products and found this one. It is an inexpensive Inflator that has a screw on valve attachment making it adaptable to several types of Tires. It has automatic shut off so that you may set the required pressure, switch on the unit and it will automatically shut off when the target is achieved.

The Inflator comes with the other following main features:

  • Automatically shut off once the required pressure is reached.
  • Bright LED light that make it easy to use during the night.
  • Can be plugged directly into car cigarette lighter.
  • The Inflator is powerful and enables inflating without overheating and without taking a long time. It is designed to inflate a standard car tire with a max pressure of 35 PSI.
  • It is very compact in size and thus, is easily portable.

 The Pros:

  • The Inflator automatically shuts off once the required pressure is reached.
  • It has a Digital Pressure Gauge which gives very accurate readings provide the readings should be taken with the air hose attached and the compressor off.
  • It has a big cord compartment, approximately 10 feet long.
  • The Inflator comes with an additional light to show you the wheels

The Cons:

  • The Pump is relatively loud and vibrates while in operation.
  • The unit is not fast and takes time to pump in the air.

Conclusion:

 This Tire Inflator is quite convincing and convenient. It comes with several attachments that make it usable for sports accessories, etc. The Bright LED light makes it easy to use in the night. Pre-set the pressure and push the button. No more worry to shut down manually. A bit noisy and does not work very fast. In all, a good to have Tire Inflator!

 

ASTRO 3018 3-1/2-Inch Digital Tire Inflator

The ‘Astro 3018 3-1/2-Inch Digital Tire Inflator’ is a great buy with an excellent air chuck installed that stays on good. Very Accurate with the trigger being a pretty heavy piece of stamped stainless.

The Inflator comes with the other following main features:

  • Has a AAA battery powered design with 4X the battery life and include batteries.
  • Contains a 21″ Stainless braided hose for increased durability.
  • Offer Maximum Accuracy and 0.1psi resolution for use with TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
  • Has a Large face backlit LCD digital read-out and displays KG, PSI or BAR measurement.
  • Unit covered with rubber sleeve for extra comfort and durability.
  • Has two position lever in which the 1st position deflates while the 2nd position inflates.
  • It works on with nitrogen systems and CO.

The Pros:

  • It automatically shuts off after inactivity to save battery.
  • It is made from a medium to hard rubber material sleeve for extra comfort and durability.
  • Its two position lever has an inflate/deflate option that allows you to seamlessly set all Tires as per the specifications of the manufacturer irrespective of pressure being lower/higher initially.
  • It has a precision that comes in handy with the variety in relearn procedures that sometimes call for deflating or inflating all Tires to a certain PSI.
  • It has a proper display of KG, PSI or BAR measurement.
  • It has an Easy Change Chuck System and offers Maximum Accuracy with functionality of use with TPMS.

The Cons:

  • The battery installation is the biggest drawback. My battery was difficult to replace with the instructions provided in the manual.
  • The nozzle is a bit hard to get sealed on the Tire system. You may need to strongly push it strong to engage the seal rubber correctly inside the connector.

Conclusion:

This Tire Inflator is Well-made and tough. It is both easy to use and easy to read. Being available at half the price of a standard compressor, it is worth four times than that. It is accurate and has option to both inflate and deflate.

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