Having a good portable air compressor that can quickly air up car tires can some in very handy in many scenarios.
From airing up a flat spare tire, to helping someone that is broken down, portable air compressors are nice to have.
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Our Picks for Best Portable Air Compressor for Car Tires
- Audew Dual Cylinder 12 Volt
- EPAuto AT-010-1Z
Audew Portable Air Compressor Tire Inflator with Gauge, Auto Digital Air Pump for Car Tires with Extra LED Light, DC 12V 150 PSI Tire Pump for Car,Bicycle,Motorcycle,Basketball,Pool Toys
This small portable unit from Audew is a dual cylinder 12 volt air compressor that works very well airing up car tires.
It can plug into a cigarette lighter or directly to the battery for power.
While the cigarette lighter works well for power, I personally only plug any unit at the battery since the small cigarette lighter fuses have a tendency to blow on some cars.
I have used this unit to air up many car and truck tires as well as small items such as footballs.
It works very well and one of my go to units.
EPAuto 12V DC Portable Air Compressor Pump, Digital Tire Inflator
EPAuto makes this popular 12 DC unit that will have no problems inflating a car tire.
A 9 ft power cable goes to the cigarette lighter for it to operate.
The EPAuto 12V DC portable air pump is a good low-cost unit that works well.
Helteko Portable Air Compressor Pump 150PSI 12V – Digital Tire Inflator – Auto Tire Pump with Emergency Led Lighting and Long Cable for Car – Bicycle – Motorcycle – Basketball and Others
Helteko makes this nice unit that can pump up to 150 PSI.
The Helteko air compressor is a good unit that will have no problems airing up a vehicles tire.
Having a good portable air compressor available is good to have, not only in an emergency but any time air is needed.
There are many good units in all shapes and sizes to fit most any scenario.
One thing to keep in mind when buying any 12 volt car electrical unit is how many amps it uses and the cars electrical system.
All cars are different in how many amps the cigarette lighter can put out.
If a pump draws too much power it may blow the fuse which will need to be replaced.
While this is rare and most air pumps are built with a cars electrical in mind it is best to check and make sure.
Of course, portable units with built-in batteries can also be used which does not need the cars power.