The 10 Best Car Tire Pumps
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. If there’s one thing that should be in every car owner’s trunk, it's a tire pump. When that pesky warning light comes on or you see you're running low, you won't have to go searching for a gas station with an air pressure machine that actually works. Maintaining optimal tire pressure not only makes your vehicle safer, but helps your gas mileage, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best car tire pump on Amazon.
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.