Best Tyre Inflator in India: 2019 Reviews & Buying Guide

A tyre inflator is the best kind of accessory which you can keep in the car as it rescues you from getting stuck in the middle due to a flat tire. 

It saves time, inflates within minutes, is cost-effective and comes very handy. 

So, while questing for the best tyre inflator, these are the considerations which you should always keep in mind: 

  • Inflation Time or PSI: Usually, you can find these tyre inflators from 50-200 PSI. And, choosing the one which inflates the tyre in lesser than 2-5 minutes from 0-40 PSI would be the best option. 
  • Type: They come in two types – digital and analog. While digital is the most widely used ones as it can show you the reading in dark light or night as well.
  • Size: It should be very compact and lightweight so that you can easily carry it inside a car. You can use it whenever needed.

Meanwhile, to look into different considerations such as cable length, pressure gauge, auto shut-off or on options and others, please refer to our “Tyre Inflator Buying Guide” below the article. 

We have spent maximum amount of time in finding out the best ones for you and hence, have come up with the list of 11 best tyre inflators in India. Have a look:

12 Best Digital Tyre Inflator in India

Best Tyre InflatorsTypeTorch AvailabilityWarrantyBuy Now
Tusa Tyre Inflator *Most Recommended DigitalYes2 YearsCheck the Price
AmazonBasics Car Tyre InflatorDigitalYes1 YearCheck the Price
Bergmann Car Tyre InflatorAnalogYes1 YearCheck the Price
iBELL Car Tyre Inflator AnalogYes2 YearsCheck the Price
Voroly Car Tyre InflatorDigitalYes6 monthsCheck the Price
Woscher Car Tyre InflatorAnalogYes1 YearCheck the Price
RNG EKO GREEN Car Tyre InflatorDigitalYes1 YearCheck the Price
Coido Car Tyre InflatorAnalogYes1 YearCheck the Price
Michelin Car Tyre InflatorDigitalNo1 YearCheck the Price
AmiciAuto Car Tyre Inflator DigitalYes1 YearCheck the Price
Tirewell Car Tyre InflatorDigitalYes1 YearCheck the Price
Windek Digital Tyre InflatorDigitalYes1 YearCheck the Price

12 Best Tyre Inflator in India: 2019 Reviews

1. Tusa Car Tyre Inflator

tusa tyre inflator 11A popular and highly recommended product in the US, the Tusa Digital Tyre Inflator is a new addition to the Indian market and it most certainly lives up its American Recommendations.

Made out of high quality ABS plastic, the inflator, unlike most in the list, is incredibly light in weight and very simple to use.

The 3 different nozzles extensions that come absolutely free with the package, you can use this machine not just for your car but also for your bike, cycles, to inflate footballs or any other inflatable.

Even the power cord on this machine is ergonomic in nature. Its length, which is 3 metres long can reach to any tyre of the car with a great ease. No more tugging and pulling of the wire to reach the rear tyres.

An inbuilt digital tyre pressure gauge will give you an idea of how much air pressure is present in the tyre in the beginning. Using the ‘+’ and ‘-’ toggle buttons, you can increase or decrease the pressure you want in the tyre.

All you need to do is plug in the 12V charging cord into the cigarette lighter/ power socket of the car and place the nozzle on the tyre to inflate and press the power button. 2 minutes in and your tyre would be back to normal again.

The Large LCD screen present on the dashboard can display the units of pressure being pumped into the tyres very clearly. This could measure the pressure not just in PSI but also BAR, KPI or Kg/cm3.

The bottom of the inflator machine has rubber stoppings which provide great stability to make sure that the device does not move during its operation.

You never know when you would be needing a tyre inflator. It could be the middle of the night on the road or you need to fill the air of your tyre in a dark parking basement. A bright LED torch light that comes with this machine will aid in giving you the light you need to get your flat tyre back on track.

After you are done with filling the pressure of the tyre, you can neatly fold and place back the cord wire and the pipe into the device itself thanks to the back side storage space that is available.

tusa provides you with a manufacturer’s warranty for the first 12 months of buying the product.

Things we liked:

  • Simple to use machine
  • Light in weight and appealing design
  • Easy to toggle pressure units (Can measure in PSI, Bars, KPI and KG/Cm3)
  • Bright LED light
  • Economic Pricing
  • Rubber base for stability
  • Really long cord wire to reach all the corner tyres
  • 1 year of manufacturing warranty

Things we didn’t like:

  • There is a lot of noise during operation

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2. AmazonBasics Car Tyre Inflator

amazonbasics tyre inflator 11A digital inflator by Amazon that is compact enough to get your job done. Always.

A kit that you’d love to have in your car’s boot at all times, this inflator is capable of inflating tyres up to 120 PSI rating. It is ideal for SUVs, cars and even trucks alike. It can even be used to fill the air to toys, inflatable pools, basketballs or footballs.

Along with a digital meter reading, the device also has a digital auto shut off. This means that the compressor stops automatically after it reaches a certain predetermined reading.

The air compressor gives out 22 Litres per Minute (CFM) free-flow of air at 0 PSI thus is very fast in pumping up air. And speaking of weight, it just weighs about 1.15kgs and hence easy to carry about.

It also has the LED light which helps you see and fix your tire in the dark. Even the digital LED screen lights up in the dark due to a backlight on the screen. The device has a neat carry case and a handle to carry it from place to place. 

The operation of this device is noiseless and it is simple to use.  It just needs to be connected to the car’s battery via the cigarette lighter port and it’s good to go. After connecting, turn on the car and preset the dial to the number you wish to pump your tire too. Now watch as your flat tyre gets inflated.

As awesome as this product is, we did feel that the quality of wiring used in it can be improved. Moreover, the device and its carry bag are just too tight. You have to struggle to pull the inflater out of its bag and then back in it.

Amazon provides a 1-year limited warranty for the product. As a verdict, it is a good buy for small vehicle owners.

Things we liked:

  • Small and compact size
  • Easy to use operation
  • Automatic Shut off
  • Digital Display
  • Good Build Quality

Things we didn’t like:

  • Wiring quality needs improvement
  • Carry Case needs to be a bit breathable. It is just too small and it is a herculean task to pull the device out and then put it back inside.

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3. Bergmann Car Tyre Inflator

bergmann tyre inflator 11Next on our pick is the Bergmann Typhoon. A heavy-duty tyre inflator, this device can pump air from 0 to 30 PSI air in just under 2 minutes.

This 150-watt motor is made with copper and thus is highly powerful than any mini tyre inflator. As it is heavy-duty, this is designed to pump air to even heavier cars and bigger tyres. With a 2 feet long air hose and a 1.5-kilogram body, it is ergonomic and light in weight.

All you need to do is plug in the 3-metre long chord of the device to the 12 Volts DC cigarette lighter of your car. You have an analogue display to help you understand the pressure of the tyre while pumping in.

The packaging provides you with adapters and nozzles of kinds to inflate various other stuff such as inflatable toys, play balls etc., There is even a tyre gauge that comes with the product which is helpful to measure the amount of air that is being sent in, accurately. There is an extra fuse provided in case one goes out.

Apart from the usual stuff and the instruction manual, the inflator even comes with a big LED light. This high powered LED is immensely helpful when inflating the tyre in the dark or during the night.

Care must be taken while using this product because most inflators tend to get heated up due to the high air compression. Always turn on and off the device before plugging into the car. Keep your car running while plugged in.

The motor inflator claims to have anti-vibration qualities but we did not find anything as such. Also, we felt that there is a good room for improvement when it comes to the quality of plastic used. We also felt that with such a brilliant design, they could have improved it with a digital screen than the analogue one.

For any disputes, you are given a 1-year warranty which can be claimed from the Mumbai Branch of the company.

Things we liked:

  • 0 to 30 PSI in under 2 minutes.
  • High powered 150-watt motor
  • 1-year Warranty
  • Anti-Vibration
  • An LED light that comes in the device is incredibly helpful.
  • Extra fuse in case the original is blown
  • Adapters to inflate for various other balls and toys.

Things we didn’t like:

  • Cheap quality of plastic for the legs
  • Analog Display

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4. iBELL Car Tyre Inflator 

iBELL Car Tyre Inflator 11Yet another analogue tyre inflator, the iBell IBL is a heavy-duty tyre inflator with a powerful motor could pump up to 150 PSI.

Though it looks compact, the inflator comes packed with a 180-watt powerful 100% copper-wound direct-drive motor. This motor comes with a solid metal compressor that gives very speed flow of air. Perfect to pump air to massive tyres of big trucks or jumbo cars in just a few minutes compared to many other inflators.

Given the heavy-duty nature of the inflator, it is common to expect a significant vibration and noise that accompanies with it. To accommodate it, the bottom of the inflator has strong and sturdy rubber stoppers. No more jiggling motor on the floor.

The highly ergonomic 12V DC power cord slips-in directly to the cigarette lighter/DC socket. Press and pull when the job is done. This chord is 3 meters in length and thus it is easy to reach around to every tyre of the car with minimum tugging.

After placing the nozzle on the tyre, turn on the car’s ignition and keep watching the needle to hit the desired mark. Due to the non-digital nature of the inflator, there are no preset settings where you can punch in the desired PSI units.

The precision gauge is sturdy and has a very accurate needle to it. Placed in the centre of the device, it adds to the aesthetic appeal overall.  There is also an LED present onto one side of the inflator. This very powerful LED light doubles as a torch when you need to pump the air in a dark garage, basement or in the dead of the night. It also has a hazard lighting mode which you can use on a highway to let passerby know of your predicament if any and thus get help.

With an easy carry bag and a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty, the iBell Heavy Duty Tyre inflator is a great pick for not just truck owners but Jumbo cars or SUV owners too.

Things we liked:

  • 180 Watts powerful 100% copper wound motor
  • Metal bodied compressor
  • Can measure up to 150PSI
  • Sturdy and fall-proof body
  • Anti-Vibration rubber feet
  • 3 metres long wire
  • Dual nature hazard warning LED light
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Things we didn’t like

  • Makes noise
  • Does not have preset or auto-stop like a digital machine

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5. Voroly Car Tyre Inflator

Voroly Car Tyre Inflator 11More of a tool kit than a simple tyre inflator, the Voroly heavy-duty digital air compressor cum tyre inflator is a must-have for everyone who is often on the road in their car/truck.

A compact and sturdy suitcase filled with a wide range of utilities, voroly truly stands as a companion for the road. Its suitcase comes with its very own puncture kit, a couple of screwdrivers, a plier, a cutter, a tube of superglue, 2 pcs of fuse, 3 pcs of a nozzle and the digital tyre inflator sitting in the centre.

A complete car care kit with all tools like 

  • Screwdrivers
  • Puncture Kit
  • Plier
  • Nozzles
  • Fuses
  • Superglue
  • Cutter

The drivers and plier are perfect to help with minor repairs whereas the puncture kit is a lifesaver in cases of a flat tyre.

Back to the tyre inflator, the design is rhombus-shaped and compact enough to fit in the case provided. The dashboard for the device is given at the exact centre of the device. Using this, you can set up the desired pressure, toggle on/off or reset and even make use of the hidden LED torch light present on one side of the inflator. 

The wire to plug in the device is about 10 feet long and can easily cover all the 4 tyres of lengthy cars too. Plug-in the 12V DC cord into the cigarette lighter. The air pump nozzle comes with a simple lock-in mechanism. Press it onto the tyre and switch on the device.

As is the case with any other digital tyre inflator, the device automatically shuts down when the desired level of air has been pumped. While the LED light given may not be as bright and big as most of the devices in the list, it gets the job done in dark basements.

Along with all of this, Voroly even provides you with a 6-month manufacturer’s warranty for the product. You have to register yourselves on their website as soon as you finish your purchase to avail this

Things we liked about the product:

  • Sturdy box for safekeeping
  • Design of the inflator
  • Easy to use dashboard buttons
  • 10 Feet long power cord
  • Very Economic

Things we didn’t like:

  • Just 6 months of warranty
  • Small LED light

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6. Woscher Car Tyre Inflator

Woscher Car Tyre Inflator11Now we have the Woscher 801, an analogue car inflator with a very unique and compact square-shaped design. It has a strong body and thanks to its compact shape, it is an easy fit for storage and movement.

Ideal for small to midsize cars, bikes, balls, you can even use it for various different types of inflatables too (such as inflatable pools etc.,) The digital inflator comes with a 3 metres long (12 feet) connecting wire that could reach any tyre of the car.

All you need to do is place in the nozzle to the tyre, the plug of the device to the cigarette lighter/power socket of the car and press the “on” button.

Faster in operation, the woscher pro could inflate a tyre from 0 PSI to 30 PSI in under 2 minutes. The maximum measurement capability of the device is about 120 PSI. There are extra nozzles given with the inflator which are for other vehicle tyre compatibility. Though the device is small in nature, the internal storage of this device is enough to store up the wire and the air pipe.

There is also a LED torchlight that is present on the corner of one side. It is there to help you pump air in dark the room/basement/ dark parking or at night. It doubles as an emergency flashlight as well.

While this is a wonderful device, the only issue encountered with it is that sometimes, it tends to over pump the air. For better results, try to reduce the desired PSI levels by 5 or 10 to get the PSI level you want. The Woscher Pro 801 digital tyre inflator comes with a 1 year ofmanufacturer’s warranty valid from the time of purchase.

Things we liked:

  • Small and compact
  • Ideal for all types of small to mid-sized vehicles and other inflatables
  • Auto shut off
  • 0-30 PSI in under 2 minutes
  • 3 in one multipurpose LED light
  • 1 Year manufacturer’s warranty

Things we didn’t like:

  • Overpumping of air in certain cases

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7. RNG EKO GREEN Car Tyre Inflator

RNG EKO GREEN Car Tyre Inflator11Next up we have the incredibly powerful, retro-styled and double cylinder RNG EKO Green tyre inflator. This high powered device is ideal for SUVs, Big sedans, small trucks and even buses.

Made out of high-quality steel and plastic, this is a must-have in the trunk of your heavy vehicle. Its double cylinder provides immense power and inflates your tires in 3 times the speed.

The operation of this device is simple. Unlike most of the devices, it does not come with a DC plug. You need to use the alligator clips (included in the packing) which should be used to attach the 12V DC socket (The cigarette lighter).

This digital tyre inflator comes with a small dashboard on one side of the device. Use the toggle keys to set the desired pressure.  The long air hose that comes with it is enough to travel from one tyre to another even for big trucks. 

Now take the air nozzle and fix it onto the tyre and watch as it fills the tire in just about a minute or two (90L/minute). The automatic shut off feature of the device detects when the air pressure reaches the desired level and shuts off automatically.

It also comes with an LED lamp which aids in the refilling of air during the dark. As promised in its packaging, the device is not as noisy as most of the products on this list.

Build quality of the product is fine and heavy. Its oilless design makes it a great tool with minimum maintenance. Also, it comes with a neat carry case through which you can keep it and store it. An extra fuse (in case the original fuse goes off) is also provided.

A bleeder valve is provided which can be used to remove excess air if you pump it more than required. There exists a 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty on this product.

Things we liked:

  • Double cylinder for 3 times faster and powerful pumping of air
  • LED Lamp for visibility in darkness
  • Durable and strong body
  • Noiseless
  • Automatic Shut Off
  • Bleeder valve for removal of excess air
  • 1 year limited warranty

Things we didn’t like:

  • Heavy body
  • Bigger Price
  • Ideal for trucks, buses and SUVs but not for bikes and small cars.

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8. Coido Car Tyre Inflator

Coido Car Tyre Inflator11Coido is an analogue model tyre inflator that comes with a handle that makes it super easy to carry around.

With a visually appealing design, this compact air compressor tyre inflator has a very compact size. The cuboid styled shape makes it easy to store it away in your bike’s boot or in any corner of your car.

It has a large LED light that helps you to inflate your tyre even in darkness. And it also comes with a storage space in the back of the device where you can store away the gauge wire and also the connection wire.

Simple to plug and use, you cannot set a PSI value like that in a digital tyre inflator. You need to look at the analogue meter on the side as the reading goes up. 

In working the device tends to vibrate a lot and takes almost an average of 15 minutes to bring up the PSI of a tyre from 0 to at least 30 PSI. Overall, it has the capability to measure and pump air up to 300 PSI and is ideal even for trucks or other heavy vehicles.

Also, when you first plug in the device, the gauge gives you the existing tyre pressure value and at times, this may be a little inaccurate due to the analogue nature of the inflator.

But as the case goes, analogue devices, they are super effective and have very little chance of getting damaged often. Apart from all the accessories such as the free additional compatible nozzles and the extra fuse, the device also comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty too.

Things we liked:

  • Small and compact design
  • Handle to carry about and storage space in the back to keep the wiring
  • Can work best for small cars and bikes
  • Has a bright LED light
  • Capable of measuring up to 300 PSI
  • Additional compatibility nozzles and extra fuse.
  • 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Things we didn’t like:

  • Has calibration errors and may tend to display a bit error. But 3 average readings can set this right.
  • Vibration.

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9. Michelin Car Tyre Inflator

Michelin Car Tyre Inflator11A stylish product that lets you inflate your tyres and even charge your mobile while you’re at it? A definite pick I’d say.

The Michelin 12266 is a high powered tyre inflator which can inflate a tyre from 0 to 30 PSI in just 3 minutes. Thus this is a definite carry tool for you when you are away on a family trip for longer distances

Waking up in the morning to an annoying flat tire just before you go to work? Just plug in the Michelin 12255 into your 12V cigarette lighter and watch as it pumps it from flat to a normal thing. Plugin your mobile phone to the USB port and watch as it charges as well.

The LCD display present on the inflator shows you the amount of air pressure being pumped in. Also, there is a preset function. This allows you to punch and set the required pressure and it automatically shuts off when the pressure is reached.

A fairly long chord is given along with the machine which makes it easier to go about all the tires and fill the air. The device is compatible with all types of wheels and is made to be compact and easily stored in your car’s boot.

With greater ease of usability and operation, even the pressure unit meter can be switched between PSI, BAR and KPI at your comfort. The pipe quality is better than most of the inflators mentioned in the list considering its pricing.

While most of the tyre inflators come with a torch to aid them to inflate tyres in the dark, this one misses in that. Also, we felt that even with the performance, the pricing is higher than average. This device comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Things we liked:

  • Powerful Performance
  • Switch Between units
  • Good length of cable
  • USB Port for mobile charging
  • 1 Year warranty

Things we didn’t like:

  • High Pricing
  • Absence of LED Lamp

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10. AmiciAuto Car Tyre Inflator 

AmiciAuto Car Tyre Inflator11A portable tyre inflator is never truly portable if it needs to be plugged into an outlet. The AmicoAuto is a battery-powered, rechargeable and wireless digital tyre inflator.

Also, most of the above-mentioned tyre inflators work fine for bikes and other inflatables too. But they need a DC outlet to fill the air to these tyres or inflatables. But the AmiciAuto is independent of any outlet. Thus it can fill the air to bikes, bicycles, balls and other inflatables very easy compared to any other inflator.

Shaped like a gun, the device has its air filling inflating the tube with a nozzle attached to one end. All you need to do is place this near the tyre nozzle and set the desired PSI pressure using the LED dashboard. There is a button in place where there is a trigger for the gun. The moment you press it, the air starts getting into the tyre.

The device has a strong 120W motor and thus is very fast in pumping air. For bikes, bicycles and inflatable balls, it takes about 3 minutes to fill it from 0 to 35PSI. For cars and larger inflatables like swimming pools, it takes about 8-10 minutes. 

The automatic cut off will turn off the device once the desired air pressure is reached. It also features two LED lights near the trigger which are bright enough to help you find the tyre nozzle to pump air in the dark. 

Unlike any tyre inflator in the list, this product is lean, very easy to use and light in weight to carry around. It comes in a carry case along with a few additional nozzles and a USB charging cable. Ideally, it takes about 3 hours to charge the device and can be used for weeks at a time. 

Very handy for bikers and car owners alike, this wireless digital inflator comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty for any manufacturing defects and a life-time of free support too.

Things we liked about it

  • Highly ergonomic design
  • Wireless operation
  • Light in weight
  • 120 watt powerful motor
  • Automatic Cut Off
  • USB Charging
  • 0-35PSI in 3 minutes
  • Carry case and extra nozzles
  • 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Things we didn’t like

  • Nothing in particular

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11. Tirewell Car Tyre Inflator

Tirewell Car Tyre Inflator11Tirewell is a digital tyre inflator who could bring up your tyre pressure levels from 0 to 35 PSI in just under 4.8 minutes.

With a capability to inflate mid-sized to even large sized tyres, this is a great tool to have in your tool kit irrespective of what vehicle you have.

This is compatible not just for cars but also for bikes too. Tirewell provides you with extra nozzles that will help you to fill air for various different styles of tyres in SUVs, RVs, Sedans bikes and volleyballs, basketballs or footballs too.

Tirewell inflator makes use of a 10 feet long power cord (3 metres) that easily fits down to any tire not matter how distant it is from the ignition. No more annoying dragging of the wire due to short length.

A large LED Display on the device with an inbuilt tyre pressure gauge gives you a reading on how much of air is being pumped in and what is the existing level of air.

Similar to most of the digital tyre inflator, tirewell inflator also has an auto-shut off feature. Using this, you can pre set the pressure you want in your tyres and then when the designated pressure level is reached, the device automatically shuts down.

Also, there is a very bright LED light that comes with the inflator that is super helpful when you are trying to inflate any tyre in the middle of the night or in dark places without access to lights.

While there are no major complaints but when we used the inflator for testing, we found out the device to be noisier than most and also, it tends to heat up pretty quickly.

But then, Tirewell provides you with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty for any manufacturing defects during the tenure of the warranty.

Things we liked:

  • Good Build and Neat Design
  • 10 feet long power cord.
  • 0 to 35 PSI in 4.8 minutes
  • Has a bright LED light
  • Additional Nozzles and extra fuse
  • 1 Year manufacturer’s warranty

Things we didn’t like:

  • Loud noise during operation
  • Heating issues

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12. Windek Digital Tyre Inflator

The best part of Windek is that it comes with a digital panel so that you can read accurate readings and it shuts off on its own so that you will not have to keep track of its pressure. 

Windek delivers sturdily designed and constructed all kinds of tyre inflators. 

So, if you have a sedan or SUV, you can easily keep it inside because it is very light and comes at a size of 6 X 6 inches. 

We thought that it might be equivalent to the size of a shoebox but it is smaller than that as well. It has enough cord to be connected to the cigarette cable in the car (make sure you don’t have a large SUV because then it can create an issue). 

It also comes with an LED torch where you can use it during an emergency or night. It can show you when there’s a problem because it comes with a red LED light for emergency. 

You can save a lot of time because if handled with care, it can inflate your tyre within seconds. You can inflate your football, sofa cushions and other materials as well.

Warranty 1 year 

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Portable
  • Very easy to use
  • Can inflate sofa, football and other material
  • Saves time 

Cons

  • Makes sound
  • Air tubes and power cords are short
  • LED is very small 

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Buying Guide: How to pick a perfect Tyre Inflator

I do not need to repeat the horrors of a flat tyre and the importance of a tyre inflator. It is a must for every motorist because often than not, even the spare tyre that you carry with you ends up being flat.

As I’ve mentioned before, a perfectly inflated tyre can save you a lot of trouble AND money. This is so because a tyre that is full with air will reduce the wear and tear of the tyre. Thus, it increases the life of your tyre.

Before you jump in to buy any device that calls itself a tyre inflator or an air compressor, understand the fundamental difference between an inflator and a compressor.

Difference Between Air Compressors and Tyre Inflators:

Tyre Inflator

Air Compressor

A simple device that may or may not require electricity (12v DC) to work on. Sometimes they are even called as portable air compressors too.

A bulky device which requires gas tank and 230V electricity to work.

Light in weight and cheap

Bulky and expensive

Ideal for every day usage for filling the air of cars, bikes etc

Ideal for small enterprises and workshops which need to fill large quantities of air

Slow to fill out the air because of no air reserves

Has a tank filled with the air reserves which fill and pump tires in less than a minute.

But how do you go about to pick a perfect tyre inflator? For that you need to understand our research metrics. Metrics upon which we decided the ranking,placement and judgement of the above mentioned 7 best tyre inflators. Let us jump into those factors without any delay.

1. Performance and Time for Inflation

Time of inflation refers to the time taken for an inflator to blow air from 0 to maximum or required PSI. A good inflator usually should not take more than 2 or 4 minutes to finish inflating a tyre.

Performance includes other factors too. Factors like energy expenditure, heating up and how well it is gushing air into the tyre.

Look at all the performance factors before you decide and finalize on a product.

2. Power Source

Almost all of the tyre inflators today need a 12V DC power socket. This is conveniently available in the Cigarette Lighter socket of the car which has the standard 12V.

But there are many models which need a different power sources. There even are a lot of rudimentary models which require you to connect them directly to the car battery via the dashboard. But these are high powered models usually used for bigger trucks and trolleys.

For a normal every day car or even for SUVs, try choosing a model that works on batteries, manual charging or even the car cigarette lighter.

3. Weight of the Inflator

The weight of the inflator is an important factor. Tyre inflators have to be lightweight and portable in nature. A typical device weighs around 1.2 to 2 or 2.5 kilograms.

However, there is a catch here. Lighter devices tend to have lesser power and take more time to inflate. Heavier inflators have higher power output and take lesser time to inflate air. But choosing one should not be a bit issue.

If your tires are big and need a powerful inflator, pick the heavier one of the lot. If you have a small car, then pick a lighter one.

Heating Issues:

Lightweight inflators when used for bigger tires usually lead to overheating. They can become from just warm to scary hot. Hence always read the technical specifications on the product before you pounce to poke the elephant with a needle.

4. Display

Display can be analog or digital. Most of the traditional and heavy powered models have an analog display. A pointed dial based clockwork gauge display which moves about based on the pressure on the tyre being pumped. But these cannot be seen during the dark and may possess a little difficulty.

A digital display needs no introduction. Moreover, these usually come with a backlight which light up in Dark. Helpful while you’re fixing a tyre in the dark.

5. Ease of Operation and Usage:

Tyre inflators need no degree in rocket science to use. But there are a lot of versions in the market which try to sound like you actually need a quantum science degree.

A manual operative inflator needs you to constantly monitor the display to make sure that you get the right pressure. You may get it right or you may end up bursting out the tyre if you wait a little longer.

There are many inflators which are auto shut off. All you need to do is program the pressure number you need and start the machine. It shuts down once the pressure number is reached. Easy right? No more worries about monitoring the device to switch it off.

6. Noise

Tyre inflators can get noisy. You switch it on and get ready to have a non-deafening yet annoying sound of vibration at your feet.

But we have a lot of devices which have reduced or noiseless performance. While upon operation, there may be some sound, but this is less irritable than an outright annoying sound.

Pick an inflator which has a minimum or no sound at all upon operation. These specs are usually mentioned in the product description.

7. Duty Cycle

Duty cycle refers to the time taken for your inflator to cool down so that you can use it again. The problem with most portable tyre inflators is that they vibrate a lot and easily heat up, very fast. If you are in the need to inflate all the four tires in a single go, this becomes an issue. Thus, it is always advised to choose an inflator which has a very small duty cycle.

8. Warranty

This is without saying that most of the tyre inflators come with at the very least 1 year warranty. As tyre inflators themselves cost about a mid price, it is important that you look for warranty. Warranty speaks out the quality of the device and the trust it embodies.

9. Price

Now, this is not a deciding factor but it is a considerable one. There are a lot of cheap and budget-friendly options available. But be aware of their quality and their impact on your tyre. Understand the difference between cheap and budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How much air should I pump to my car?

Typical car tyre recommended and suggested air pressure should be between 30 and 35 PSI. Tyre pressure is totally dependent on the car’s weight and the tyre size. Be sure to check with your tyre or car manual for the exact number.

2) Can I drive my car in low air pressure?

Driving with low tyre pressure will increase the wear & tear of the tyres and ultimately lead to the tyre getting damaged. Also under inflated tyres are easily prone to overheating and thus the bursting of the tyre. Hence it is always advised that you have an optimal air pumped in.

3) Should all of my tires have same pressure?

No. Front tyres need more than back tyres. Most of the passenger based cars should have air pressure between 30 and 32 PSI when the outside temperature is cold. As the increased friction of the tyre and the road generates heat, pressure reduces and thus stays optimal.

4) What is a tyre inflator and how to use it?

A tyre inflator is a simple device that helps in filling air pressure into the tyres of your vehicle when it goes flat unexpectedly or due to any other reasons.

Digital or otherwise, the simple and basic way to operate a tyre inflator is to place the air chuck nozzle on the nozzle of the tyre and turn on the device and wait till it reaches the desired and then shut it down.

5) What is PSI?

PSI stands for Pascals per Square Inch and they are a unit of measuring the value and the quantity of how much air that goes or is present inside a tyre or any inflatable.

6) What is the best 12v portable air compressor?

Any digital and portable air compressor operates on 12V of battery/DC voltage. Out of all of them, the AmazonBasics Compact Portable Digital Tyre Inflator is the best portable air compressor in the market.

7) How can you use an air compressor to fill a tire?

Irrespective of what type of air compressor you are using, you first need to fix the nozzle of the tyre inflator into the tyre.

Now if you are using a portable tyre inflator, then set the desired pressure and then plug in the power cord into the cigarette lighter/adaptor and turn on your car.

If you are using a bulk air compressor, then turn on the machine and monitor the reading on the gauge and stop the machine once it reaches the desired level of air.

8) What is the best air chuck?

Air chucks are the nozzle part of the tyre inflator. There is no definitive brand of air chuck that fits all different types of tyres. Depending on the nozzle size of your tyre, you would need to pick the type of air chuck. However, the Painter 2 way and even one way air chucks are generic air chucks that fit most of the types of tyres.

9) What is a spare tire mobility kit?

Spare Tire Mobility kits are small yet super helpful utility boxes that aid in the event of a tire flat. All you need to do is plug in the kit into your tyre and activate it.

It releases a liquidized rubber material into the tyre which seals off the punctured area of the tyre first. After this, the compressor activates and fills the tyre with air and the tyre is ready to roll again.

10) How much air pressure should be pumped in for a car?

While the actual and exact level of pressure changes from model to model, the commonly agreed upon levels of air pressure in the front tyres of the car is 33-34 PSI whereas for the back tyre, it is 31 PSI.

Colder climates can use 1 or 2 PSIs larger than recommended whereas hotter climate tyres need to be kept in check to make sure that the air inside does not dissipate

11) Can I use a bicycle pump to fill up the tyre of my car?

Though not standard, you can actually use a bicycle pump to fill in the air for a car tyre. But you should note that this is a very tedious and hard process. As a bike pump is manually operated (mostly) and has the ability to pump only some PSI per pump, this may take a lot more time than an automatic machine that fills in air.

12) What is a canned tyre inflator?

Canned tyre inflators are single use cans of pressurized airs with a air chuck at one end. They are used in emergencies to fill in air to your car or bike tyres. Ideally used as emergency supplies for bicycles.

Conclusion:

With a superior build quality, faster performance and one year warranty in a reasonable budget, AmazonBasics Car Tyre Inflator is our top pick.

Tyre inflators are not just an accessory purchase. They are investments and care kits for your tyres. They are those cousins who help you in times of untimely crisis. Choose wisely. For any questions, queries and doubts regarding tyre inflators, gauges or any other appliance, be sure to comment below. Our expert team will be with you right away.

2 thoughts on “Best Tyre Inflator in India: 2019 Reviews & Buying Guide”

  1. How did you finally conclude bergmann is the best? All the while you were saying tusa is the most recommended.please explain.

    Reply
    • Hi Nameeth,

      Tusa is brand new to indian customers, however it’s a very successful model in USA, so we recommended.

      Bergmann is an old brand in india and it works well too. I would recommend to go with tusa if you are looking for latest model inflator with digital reading and classy look.

      As it’s a new brand, if you don’t want to take a chance or would like to go with tradition budget friendly inflators then go with Bergmann.

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