Discussion in 'Motoring' started by shahedz, Jul 3, 2015.
Ideally Electric and one with an electric gauge.
Don't waste your time or money with an Electric one, I've had at least 3 now and they all broke after a couple uses.
I now use this Michelin one from Halfords as I wanted a digital gauge...
Halfords | Michelin Digital Single Barrel Footpump
Couple negatives are the screw on valve lets a bit of air out when releasing and it doesn't have a release button on the hose to purge air when you've over filled.
I also prefer a manual one.
I have a Michelin double barrel foot pump.
The gauge on it seems pretty accurate, but I use it in conjunction with a separate digital gauge (which I get calibrated on the sly with work tools)
I have one of those jumpstarters which has a 12V compressor attached £30.
I bought it because it was cheaper than getting the car towed to have the battery replaced.
The compressor has inflated countless tyres, paddling pools etc. I've had it 10 years and a month according to my email.
The jumpstarter battery is no longer up to starting a car but the compressor keeps going.
Sorry I can't give a recommendation as the stickers fell off after a couple of years and CPC no longer recognise the product code.
Maplin have a number of similar things.
Jump Starters | Maplin
i have got this one which i bought few years ago based on recommendation from my mechanic
Ring Automotive RAC600 12V Digital Air Compressor Including Storage Bag: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
I've had the Ring RAC600 and the Ring RAC635, both broke after a couple uses. Dad also had a RAC600 which broke. I cant rely on them to work when needed so use a manual one now.
I got one a few years ago that looks exactly like that Ring Automotive one, but without any branding on it, and found it a faff to use, the gauge wasn't accurate and it would overfill when using the auto shut-off feature, making that useless, so I went back to a footpump and separate digital gauge and have never used an electrical pump since.
I cannot use a foot pump so it has to be an electric. Couple of years ago I bought a Halford's 239066 model. Works very well and the guage is pretty accurate. Still got the old fashioned pressure tester I bought when Adam was a boy.
Just checking, you don't have a son called Adam, do you?
Thanks for all your replies. I'm surprised the electric ones are so poor. Have bought a manual foot pump michelin double barrelled with the digital gauge. Thanks again all.
Ooh, they do one with a digital gauge now?
Nice, time for me to upgrade.
They sure do. Ordered one from Amazon. Hopefully here in a few days.
I bought one with a 2l coke bottle shaped tank, it's surprising how handy a little compressor is, I bought a nail gun from Aldi and used it to build a fence, cleaning stuff with compressed air is useful , it was about £100 in Costco but I know in 5 years it'll still be working and it pumps tyres up in seconds not hours
I've seen something similar in lidl for less money
Used the Michelin this weekend, very pleased. Gauge is nice and easy to read, much better than the analogue one for me.
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