Out of all the major and small accessories one buys along with his/her car, a tyre inflator should be prioritized in the list of must-haves. Tye inflators are a boon to have in your car, as it not only saves time of searching the nearby tyre shops, but also are very easy to operate all by yourself.
All the carmakers are now offering a tyre inflator in their list of accessories which they offer as optional add-ons. While a majority of them are in-house solutions sourced from their respective OEMs, you can also get a suitable tyre inflator from aftermarket shops.
Following is a list of best five tyre inflators from reputed brands for all car buyers of India, all of which can be used irrespective of the size of their vehicle:-
Michelin Analog Double Barrel Foot Pump
Coming from the house of a tyre manufacturer as big as Michelin, the Michelin Analog Double Barrel foot pump is compatible for all kinds of vehicles. It can be used in all regular cars as well as heavy weight ones like tractors and heavy duty commercial trucks.
The Michelin Analog Double Barrel foot pump has been designed quite innovatively. It features a rubber tread plate which has been designed to look like outer tread of a tyre. The device also comes with four feet made of rubber and a snap-in adaptor storage.
The device comes integrated with two different displays, both of which read air pressure readings separately in PSI and BAR units. It also has an analogue gauge, which can display air pressure readings up to 50 PSI. The analogue gauge provided here is quite accurate with an error of +/- 1 PSI.
|Name||Michelin Analog Double Barrel foot pump|
Pros – Unique design, Reliable brand
Cons – Very heavy to carry
Michelin Digital High Power Tyre Inflator
In addition to the analog double barrel foot pump, Michelin also has a Digital High Power tyre inflator for those people who want a better and more technologically advanced tyre inflator.
Compared to the analog device mentioned before, this digital tyre inflator has a different but equally unique design, and fills in air in the tyres at a faster pace than the former. Michelin claims that the device is capable of filling the tyres with an air pressure of up to 30 PSI in just 4 minutes. This tyre inflator has only one detachable digital display gauge, which can show readings of up to 50 PSI with a possible error of +/- 1 PSI.
If you want to prefer another unit for air pressure readings, the Michelin Digital High Power tyre inflator comes with a switch, using which one can toggle between PSI, BAR and kPA units. To make it an easy-to-use device in low light conditions, the tyre inflator has been fitted with a white LED.
|Name||Michelin Digital High Power tyre inflator|
Pros – Premium design, Trusted brand
Cons – Slightly expensive
Bergmann Typhoon Heavy Duty Metal Car Tyre Inflator
The Bergmann Typhoon Heavy Duty metal car tyre inflator has a solid advantage over other four tyre inflators in this list. Compared to plastic body of others, this device employs a metal body. This helps it in having a better dissipation of heat and ages pretty well, thus making it more reliable to use in a longer run.
The metal body of the Bergmann Typhoon Heavy Duty metal car tyre inflator also helps it in better noise absorption levels. Powering this tyre inflator is a powerful 150W electric motor. The high power rating of this electric motor helps the tyre inflator to increase the air pressure in a completely deflated tyre to a reading of 30 PSI in a very short time of 2 minutes.
Apart from the motor, the other main components of the Bergmann Typhoon Heavy Duty metal car tyre inflator are a 3-meter long power cord, an LED bulb for additional illumination in dark conditions and an analog gauge.
|Name||Bergmann Typhoon Heavy Duty metal car tyre inflator|
Pros – Powerful motor, Durable metal body design
Cons – Smalerl power cord compared to others
Goodyear RCP-B31C Tyre Inflator
Like Michelin, another prominent tyre maker Goodyear also has a digital tyre inflator in its range, the RCP-B31C. This is one of the most powerful devices in this range, for it can supply air pressures in an inflated tyre to a level as high as 100 PSI.
The display unit of the Goodyear RCP-B31C can be adjusted to show readouts of air pressure in PSI, KPI and BAR readings. The entire assembly gets the same blue and yellow livery which Goodyear is known for.
The LED light of the tyre inflator can be adjusted to perform in three different settings – light, flash and SOS. Apart from this essential feature, the tyre inflator also comes with a couple of other nifty add-ons like automatic shut-off at pre-set tyre pressure and an easy encoding function. It also comes with an adaptor for other things which can be inflated at the same time, thus making it highly versatile.
|Name||Goodyear RCP-B31C tyre inflator|
Pros – Compact size, Light weighted
Cons – Slightly expensive to buy
AmazonBasics Compact Portable Digital Tyre inflator
It’s no surprise that how e-commerce companies in India are venturing new segments of the Indian market with their self-developed products. In case of tyre inflators, e-commerce giant Amazon too is offering one, under its range of AmazonBasics essential products.
The AmazonBasics Compact Portable digital tyre inflator can be operated in the 12V power socket of your vehicle. Like the Goodyear tyre inflator, this one too has a high air pressure rating of up to 120 PSI, and is capable enough of supplying 22 liters of air in a minute, to a tyre which is almost flat at 0 PSI.
The tyre inflator is strong enough to be in use for 10 minutes continuously. And like other in this list, this one too is packed with essentials like LED light and digital gauge with automatic air pressure supply shut-off feature.
|Name||AmazonBasics Compact Portable digital tyre inflator|
Pros – Durable to use, Can be operated at high pressures
Cons – Heavy to carry
All of these tyre inflators come with their own set of manufacturer-backed standard warranties, and are compact enough to be stored in a corner of boot compartment of your vehicle. Also, all of them can be purchased either online or from their authorized sales points, the details of which can be seen on their official websites.