The 10 Best Car Tire Pumps

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10. Lifeline AAA 300

9. Audew Portable 12 Volt

8. EP Auto Digital

7. P.I. Auto Store Premium

6. Kensun Rapid Performance

5. Slime Digital

4. Jaco Smart Pro

3. Viair 85P

2. Tiretek RX-i

1. Slime Heavy Duty

Editor's Notes

May 05, 2019:

Our top choice, the Slime Heavy Duty, derives much of its power from the fact that it attaches itself to your car battery. Although many drivers aren't comfortable with messing around under the hood, we wanted to include this robust option because of the popularity of large SUVs and trucks that need this kind of power, plus it has the longest cord length of any other choice.

The Tiretek Rx-i still offers enough power for larger tires, and a great cord extension. It won't match the quick inflation time of the Slime, but it relatively quick and a top choice for those who don't want to hook things up to their car's battery.

Some of the lighter, more budget friendly options like the Life Line AAA 300 and the Slime Digital are included for users who only anticipate needing a pump for quick top-offs when their air pressure is a little low.


Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on May 08, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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