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Top 5 Tire Inflators in 2024

If you want to always feel safe on the road and make sure your tires are inflated properly, you’ll need a good tire inflator.

Tire inflators allow you to adjust your tire pressure quickly, no matter where you are.

However, all tire inflators aren’t made the same.

We’ve researched over 27 different tire inflators and looked for something that’s made out of durable material, has an extra long cord, additional multipurpose nozzles, LCD display, and many other important factors.

Here are this year’s top 5 picks:

Penny M - Research Specialist

With years of researching and inspecting helpful gadgets and tech devices, Penny gained an admirable knowledge. Check out her world-class knowledge and expertise in our Top 5 Reviews series.

from Osmo

Health Consumer Review Award

Overall Grade

A+

Rating

9.8/10

4.8/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

Osmo AirFast is by far our favorite choice on the market.

The first thing that makes it stand out is innovative RapidFast inflation that allows super-fast inflating and to set up the desired tire’s pressure from an LCD screen.

Another thing very useful about AirFast is the extra long cord which ensures that you’ll have no problem pumping all four of your tires.

You even receive additional nozzles (free of a charge).

Unlike some other brands that upsell this to you, you receive it for free and you can use them for different purposes such as: bicycle, balloon, balls, etc.

What’s very useful is LED light that helps you see everything in low light or dark conditions. You can then find tire valves easily.

AirFast is made out of high-quality materials making it very durable and reliable.

It’s also very compact and lightweight, so you can either keep it in your car or carry it with you anywhere.

Osmo even offers a 1-year extended warranty, and free shipping.

Speed
99%
Overall Quality
98%
Value For Money
99%
Return Policy
99%
Customer Feedback & Satisfaction
97%

Pros

Innovative RapidFast inflation

Additional multipurpose nozzles

Ultra-fast inflating

Made out of quality materials

Lightweight & portable

Set any tire pressure you want

Extra long cord

Over-inflation protection

Suitable for any use

Reliable and durable

LED light

Free shipping

Cons

Often runs out of stock due to high demand

Often runs out of stock due to high demand

WRAP-UP

Osmo AirFast is fairly priced for a market-leading tire inflator with high-grade technology and additional nozzles. Take advantage of this limited-time discount while supplies last.
Osmo offers a 1-year extended warranty and free shipping. Osmo AirFast was unanimously voted the best tire inflator of 2024.

from Craftsman

Overall Grade

B+

Rating

8.8/10

4.6/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

For a high-quality tire inflator that provides plenty of power options, the Craftsman V20 cordless tire inflator is worth a look. This inflator runs on 110V or 12V power and comes with a 4Ah battery to ensure strong inflation power. It also includes a 20-inch hose, a digital pressure gauge with a regulator, and onboard cord and hose storage. This Craftsman tire inflator has a maximum pressure of 160 psi, providing plenty of pressure for filling car and truck tires. Once it reaches the desired pressure, this inflator’s automatic shutoff will turn the compressor off, eliminating the risk of over-inflating your tires.

Testing proved that this Craftsman is a quality compressor, and the increased pressure over other models is really a standout feature. I liked that all the storage was on board for the different valve attachments, both AC and DC wires, as well as the flexible hose for floats and air mattresses. I also liked that it sits securely on the ground while filling, which is especially nice when coupled with the automatic shut-off. It also filled to within 1 psi of the vehicle’s TPMS reading, which I felt was very accurate.

Speed
89%
Overall Quality
93%
Value For Money
90%
Return Policy
85%
Customer Feedback & Satisfaction
88%

Pros

Great technology

LCD Display

Comfortable

Powerful

Nice design

Free shipping

Easy to use

Cons

Too large

Cord could be longer

Overall Grade

B

Rating

8.3/10

4.4/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

The battery-operated Makita 12V Max CXT cordless tire inflator can pump up to 120 psi of pressure into a car, bike, or tractor tire. It’s compact and lightweight, so there’s no need to lug a large, unwieldy compressor to the tire. The high-visibility pressure gauge shows exactly how much air pressure is in the tire. By presetting the CXT, it even turns off automatically when the tire reaches the desired psi.

I found that there was a lot to like about this Makita tire inflator during testing. It had plenty of power (filling the fastest of all the inflators in the group) while being compact and comfortable to hold during inflation. The pressure was easy to set, and the gauge was accurate to within 1 psi of the vehicle’s tire pressure monitor.

Speed
82%
Overall Quality
84%
Value For Money
70%
Return Policy
65%
Customer Feedback & Satisfaction
78%

Pros

Fast opreation

Easy to use

Accurate pressure meter

Adjustable brightness

One touch operation

Water-resistant

Lightweight

Cons

Could be more durable

No additional nozzles

Only 7-day money back guarantee

Overall Grade

B

Ratings

7.8/10

4.2/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

The Ryobi One+ high pressure inflator is an affordable 18-volt battery-powered tire inflator that is simple and straightforward, yet it can boost a tire up to 150 psi. Its pistol-grip design is ergonomic and comfortable to use, and it houses two additional needles for blowing up pool toys and athletic balls. It features a 20-inch snap-on hose for standard tire valves and weighs just 2.5 pounds.

Originally, the One+ featured an analog gauge, which Ryobi has upgraded to a digital gauge, and it’s a welcome addition. I did feel like the Ryobi was a little bulky in hand during testing, but it was more than up to the task of filling anything, including truck tires. With the battery attached, it’s actually a little heavier than most other models, but it has a better battery life and plenty of power.

Speed
82%
Overall Quality
84%
Value For Money
70%
Return Policy
65%
Customer Feedback & Satisfaction
78%

Pros

Unique design

Advanced settings

Great efficiency

Free shipping in the US

Positive reviews

30-day money back guarantee

Cons

Short cord

Noisy

Not suitable for all cars

Overall Grade

c+

Rating

7.5/10

4/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

Should a tire lose pressure at a mall parking lot or campsite, for example, there may not be power readily available for a compressor. The AstroAI tire inflator is powered by a car’s 12-volt battery system. Plug it into the car’s 12V jack and turn on the car’s accessory mode for the power required to take care of a low tire—at least enough to drive it to a tire shop for repair. Plus, it features an LED flashlight for better visibility. This relatively small pump will fit in almost any trunk and comes with adapters for pool floats and sports balls. It also comes with an easy-to-read backlit pressure gauge.

The AstroAI portable air compressor is really well designed. I like that it looks and operates just like a miniature commercial horizontal compressor. The digital gauge on top was by far the best in the group, as well. It did take a while to pump up a truck tire, but the reading was spot on with the vehicle’s TPMS system, and it was the quietest running in the group, thanks to the rubber feet.

Speed
82%
Overall Quality
80%
Value For Money
60%
Return Policy
70%
Customer Feedback & Satisfaction
75%

Pros

Smart features

Great technology

Multiple settings

LCD display

Free shipping

Cons

Too expensive

Short cable

They upsell you with additional items

Mixed reviews

WHAT IS TIRE INFLATOR?

A tire inflator is a tool that drivers use to inject air pressure into tires. Some tire inflators come in portable sizes. This makes it easy for drivers to carry the device around in their vehicles. However, manufacturers also make tire inflators for heavy-duty tires.

Advantages of Tire Inflator

Things To Consider WHEN CHOOSING THE BEST Tire Inflator

Innovative technology

This is what makes tire inflators great, but it’s hard to find a tire inflator with innovative technology. However, we came across and mentioned the one using innovative technology that stands out among tons of average units.

LED light

In most cases, you’ll have to adjust your tire’s pressures at night, or when being far away from gas stations. That’s why you should always consider a tire inflator with built-in LED light.

Extra long cord

It will make everything a lot easier for you and you won’t have to worry about reaching all four tires of your car. It can also be helpful if you want to help a random passenger with his tires as well.

Speed

Nobody wants to wait 10 minutes to inflate one tire, so always look for fast operation. A rule of the thumb is that you should be able to inflate each tire in under a minute.

Warranty

If the brand doesn't offer a money-back guarantee or warranty on their tire inflator, you should stay away from it. Always look for something you can try out and receive a full refund if you don't find it useful.

What To Avoid When Choosing Tire Inflator

Upselling nozzles

It's a shame how some brands are upselling you additional nozzles for $30+ and you should stay away from it. A good brand will always give you additional nozzles free of a charge.

Heavy

You’d be surprised how heavy some units are and that you could barely even carry them with you. Always look for a smaller option that’s lightweight and that you can easily store in your car.

Cheap knockoffs

There are a ton of cheap products (even on Amazon) that are just pure garbage. They aren’t even tested and they’ll just waste your time and money. In my opinion, anything below $70 can’t be functional.

Penny M - Research Specialist

With years of researching and inspecting helpful gadgets and tech devices, Penny gained an admirable knowledge. Check out her world-class knowledge and expertise in our Top 5 Reviews series.

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