Tire inflators

VIAIR 88P Portable Air Compressor

Smittybilt 2781 universal air compressor

Smittybilt 2781 universal air compressor

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$60-70 reliable & portable

1.47CFM Free Flow @ 0 PSI.Max. 

12 VOLT - 120PSI Max Working Pressure, engine must be running during use. Amp Draw: 20 Amps

Portable air compressor powered via alligator clamps direct to battery. Good for small ATVs, trucks, SUVs, and sedans with up to 33" Tires. LED/Power indicator, 10 Ft. Power Cord, 16 Ft. Air Hose, 3pc Inflation Tip Kit

Product dimensions:

6.8 x 6.2 x 10.8

Smittybilt 2781 universal air compressor

Smittybilt 2781 universal air compressor

Smittybilt 2781 universal air compressor

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$120-170 large and powerful

5.65 CFM

Auto-thermal cutoff switch - protects motor against damage.  Maximum continuous cycle time (duty cycle) - 40 minutes at 40 psi at 75 degrees Fahrenheit.  Maximum airflow - 72 liters per minute. Quick release 24 foot coil hose.  Integrated easy to read 150 PSI pressure gauge.  Storage bag included

Product dimensions:

16.1 x 11.4 x 10.8

WARNING. Don't buy the wrong inflator

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***BE ADVISED***

Many tire inflators sold on Amazon are only meant for emergency use.  They are NOT MEANT for MULTIPLE USE!  Most of these inflators have plastic pistons that will wear out and this means they will eventually stop working.  I have personal experience with this, in 2017 the "Amazon Best Seller" tire inflator (it still is today) stopped working after the 6th time airing up my tires.

Also, avoid the 12 vdc cigarette lighter options.  Buy tire inflators with alligator clips that connect directly to your vehicles 12v battery.  Many people end up damaging their 12v electrical sockets.  Some of these sockets are protected by a fuse, but other's are not (For example, in Subaru's, the rear cargo area 12v socket does not have a fuse.  The assembly to replace the part is over $300.