5 Stars By ysar on 2016-05-02
No more panicking if I have a flat tire!
For years I've kept an air compressor similar to this one in my trunk, for use in case of a flat tire. But the last time it saved the day, it also overheated and warped the plastic on the end that goes in the cigarette lighter. So when I found this one with overheat control, I knew it would be a good replacement.
Unlike my old pump, this one has a digital display, which is loads easier than trying to read a little needle jumping around. It's also go a flashlight that will definitely come in handy not only for airing up a tire in the dark but for lighting the way in the event of other car trouble at night. It also has a preset shut off -- when your tire hits the desired pressure, it quits -- and overheat control! I've already tested this little guy out and added a couple of pounds to my tires, and knowing that the overheating that killed my last pump won't do the same damage to this one is a huge bonus. Oh, and I love the LED light!
I have a compact car with tires that need about 35 psi, and this pump has no trouble reaching all four tires (I usually run it through a window). It's kinda loud, but no more so than any other compressor I've tried in this price range. It's not as heavy duty as some of the more pricey compressors, so I'm not sure I'd recommend it for super-frequent use. But honestly, if it helps me out with a flat just once, it's well worth the $30 I paid for it.
Frankly, I think everyone needs one of these, but it's an especially necessary tool for a woman or girl alone, which is why I've already asked my dad to pick up one for my little sister. I'm not suggesting that women are less capable than men, but there are different dangers for us when it comes to being stranded on the side of the road, and this little air compressor adds a sense of security in that we can be back on the road in a few minutes, getting to a safer place or the nearest tire shop. With one of these in my trunk, I'm not freaked out by the thought of a flat tire -- I know I can handle the immediately problem myself.
UPDATE Nov 2016: I've occasionally used this if a tire looked a bit low, but it recently proved its worth during what could have been an awful week. I recently noticed one of my tires was pretty low when I needed to go to work, so I spent a few minutes airing it up and hit the road. The next day I noticed the same issue with a different tire, so I did the same. Lather, rinse, repeat, and I ended up using this thing 4 times over the course of a week to keep two tires up for driving. Mind you, I only drive 4 miles on slow streets to get to work, so it wasn't a big risk, but it did keep me from running late or having to call out. On my afternoon off, I headed to the tire store and found that both those tires had picked up screws and needed to be patched, but thanks to this pump, I was never left stranded and was able to fix the problem on my own time.
4 Stars By Kindle Customer on 2017-12-01
It is VERY easy to use
This has come in extremely handy! It is VERY easy to use! I think everyone should have this in their car just in case! I got it as a "just in case " as my brother will usually put air in my tires. When we seen this he had me get it as a "just in case " he was up north, or I was at work. Needless to say flat tire on the way out for an appointment- he's at work. Put a can of Air Tire to deal rim leak then inflated the tire easy peasy! The next week my sister calls, she has a flat at work and my brother came and got this to take to use. Her tire did have to be replaced the next day but it got her home and to the dealer the next day! Well worth it!!!
4 Stars By Ben Bornstein on 2016-08-23
More Compact than expected - Gets the Job Done - A better quality tyre coupling would help alot
Does the Job on the Bicycle tires
However: The screw on fitting at the end of the rather short attachment for the wheels can become stiff to quickly turn and release from the wheel valve. This results in loosing a lot of tyre pressure in the process of struggling to unscrew the coupling to the bike.
The unit is much smaller than I expected ; though on the plus it fits neatly inside the tyre Jack area of my car
5 Stars By Chavans on 2017-07-02
Handy and easy to use
I have only used this portable air compressor once, but it was easy to use and worked well. I cannot speak as to the accuracy of the displayed pressure, because I did not have a gauge to compare it to.
2 Stars By Patel on 2016-08-10
Worked 2 times and then completely gave out. 1st ...
Worked 2 times and then completely gave out. 1st time, used it to adjust tire pressure on car (all 4 - no problem). 5 hours later, it died on second bicycle tire (100 psi). Tried again after 2 hours, no power. Tried again on second vehicle in case fuse was blown. No power. Should have bought the higher quality one for $20 more. Returning item, and buying more exp one (Lesson learnt)
5 Stars By JB Fletcher from Cabot Cove on 2017-01-18
Stores away nicely!!
I haven't actually had to use it yet, but I love that it's digital small compact and stores easy in my SUV. Only thing is my SUV is kinda tall and the cord isn't long enough and I wish it also came with an AC cord/adapter
5 Stars By CJ. on 2017-09-11
Great product for the price
Great product for the price, I originally ordered one for my daughter for college and then her boyfriend wanted one after he saw how easy it was. So I have ordered 2 so far.
5 Stars By JHuitsing on 2017-02-11
Great air pump!
This air pump has been so handy. I recommend everyone gets one to have in their car. You plug it into the cigarette lighter and it allows you to put air in your tires anywhere. No more looking for a gas station and then searching for quarters to put in the machine! It's been so convenient to do this at home rather than driving somewhere for air. Our car tells us when the air pressure is low and it seems to happen frequently, and this has been so handy to use for those times. We make sure it's in the car when we travel too!
5 Stars By richard stevenson on 2017-04-20
... out yesterday for the first time and it worked great. I love how it shows your tire pressure ...
Tried it out yesterday for the first time and it worked great. I love how it shows your tire pressure and then as it goes up also. Hope it lasts a long time; well worth the money...
4 Stars By Jorge Montecinos on 2017-02-09
Excelent Portable Air Compressor
Very good and useful accessory. It has a good size, good look, good light, cables easy to keep inside. It works faster than the one I had before (other brand). But I would say its pressure reading is not quite precise. Compared with three other pressures gauges I have (that read the same value), it inflates 3 psi more than the value set. So it would be fine to work on gauge precision for this good device. When you get used to it, it is not really a problem, I underset the desired pressure by 3 psi, and ready.