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12v car tyre compressor.

12v car tyre compressor.

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crankedup

Original Poster:

13,300 posts

148 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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Looking to purchase one of these little marvels that plug into the cars 12v socket. But looking at the variable choice from 5 quid to 50 quid I have no idea which are good / bad or just plain dreadful. I don't really want to spend more than 20 quid but if that buys rubbish perhaps I need to spend more?Comments and advise please.

sparkesp

298 posts

100 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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I have just bought one of these.... very nice unit and works well.
http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/...

voicey

2,052 posts

92 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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I have one of these - nice bit of kit:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Michelin-Hi-Power-Inflator...


crankedup

Original Poster:

13,300 posts

148 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Thank you.

theshrew

5,727 posts

89 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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I got a cheap one its small and it works although a bit slow. Good to leave in the boot just in case.

We have loads at work out of some vans ( the customer didn't want them in there vehicles for some reason ) i got one and its brilliant.


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CoolHands

4,914 posts

100 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Ring rac630 from amazon. Under 30 quid. Perfect - you set the pressure on the digital scale, and it automatically pumps it up to that pressure. It has a decent motor in it, unlike the lesser models. A+

V8 Disco

472 posts

112 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Local Tesco has a basic one with gauge for 5 quid. Bought one and it works fine....

Wedg1e

26,073 posts

170 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
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V8 Disco said:
Local Tesco has a basic one with gauge for 5 quid. Bought one and it works fine....
Sounds like it might be similar to the one I have from there: it's so small I carry it in a cubbyhole on my bike!

gifdy

1,729 posts

146 months

Friday 19th October 2012
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If you also have a chip in your windscreen, get Autoglass round to fix the chip ( on your insurance) and you'll get a free gift of wiper blades or a 12V compressor smile

RLK500

862 posts

157 months

Friday 26th October 2012
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Honestly guys, get a decent foot pump. These things are a waste of space, I bought one years ago and used it about twice, then went and bought a decent foot pump and proper tyre gauage. Guess why they give them away as a "Super free gift"................

jas xjr

9,181 posts

144 months

Friday 26th October 2012
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we use to blow up fotballs in our shop using a 12v compressor . bought several over the years and blown them up.
some of the ones sold by argos and halfords were terrible .an rac one was the worst , it just shook itself to pieces. best one , a budget one mind , has been a ring branded one . runs pretty quietly too