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Why You Need a Portable Air Compressor

Why You Need a Portable Air Compressor

What is a portable air compressor?

A good portable air compressor is a small, compact device that can pump air into just about anything.

-Car tires

-Bicycle tires

-Inflatable Mattresses, Rafts, or other equipment

-Smaller items such as balloons

How do you use it?

It is very easy to use. It comes with a long power cord. One end goes into your car’s cigarette lighter socket, and the other end goes into the tire (or other object). Start up the car, turn on the compressor, and there you go. My own model, the Airman 12v Everyday Air Compressor, has a built-in power gauge to ensure there’s a good amount of air. This take out a lot of the guesswork, which is great.

Should you get one?

Yes. This is one of the most useful car accessories you’ll ever find. Here’s a situation to demonstrate why:

So you are driving to work… and you get a flat tire. What do you do? Take out your handy spare tire, only to find you don’t know how to install it? Wave for help? Call a tow truck?

This is where the portable air compressor comes in. If you had one, you could take it out from your car’s trunk or glove department and pump air into that tire. Easily. Quickly. Inexpensively.

One of the great things about it is the size. It is small enough to put into the glove department of your car. It’s light too, at less than a pound. You can hold the whole thing in the palm of your hand no problem.

This is a much better alternative to lugging around a spare tire on you car. A spare tire just adds extra weight, and with gas prices so high, that’s not a very efficient solution. And how many people who carry around a spare tire actually know how to install it? Compared to the simplicity of the portable air compressor, a spare tire is just too much work.

And what if you don’t have a spare tire? All the more reason to carry around a portable air compressor! Calling a tow truck is expensive and not worth it for something small like getting a flat.

Carrying around this will give you that extra peace of mind when you drive. So you can drive with confidence, knowing that you’re going to be okay if you get a flat.

… But even if you don’t think you’re going to get a flat tire anytime soon, a portable air compressor can help you keep your tires in good condition, since they lose pressure just from every day driving.

The portable air compressor is an inexpensive tool that WILL save you time and money. It retails for less than twenty dollars, so you can buy a bunch. Take it to the cottage, your boat, a backyard party, your car.

It might be small, but it’s very powerful. I highly recommend you get one for yourself. For more info on the portable air compressor, click here.