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My research paid off -- this is great!,
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This review is from: 12 VOLT ELECTRIC AIR PUMP w/GAUGE for Tires Bikes Cars Air Matresses (Sports)My chrome wheels have begun to deteriorate: there's pitting/corrosion where the tire bead is, a common problem (I only recently learned) for those of us who live in places where roads must be heavily salted in the wintertime. So, the tires lose air annoyingly quickly. Because I'm not yet ready to purchase a new car & didn't want to spend $600+ on a new set of alloy wheels for my aging vehicle, a 12-volt compressor pump seemed like a good solution.
Thanks to all the reviews -- good and bad -- found here on Amazon for a number of 12-v compressors, I decided to purchase this one. And I'm glad I did. It's speedy and plenty powerful for my needs; quieter, with less vibration, than what I was expecting. Love the compact size, a built-in gauge that's larger than some, and the hard-sided carrying case. If you're a newbie to the routine of inflating your own tires, don't be intimidated: this compressor is a breeze to use, you can easily tell when the valve connector locks onto your tire's valve stem, and there's no discernible loss of air when you're disconnecting the compressor from the tire. These features -- along with seemingly well-built and assembled components, plus a very reasonable price -- make for a winning combination.
P.S. Note that this compressor does not include a built-in light. That didn't matter to me, but it might to you. And some people may prefer a more precise gauge, so take a look at the photo of the gauge that's included in the images at the top of the listing.
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Initial post: Jan 17, 2011 11:47:48 AM PST
J. Collins says:
What do you mean by "more precise gauge"? Is it not accurate? Also, how long is the cord that connects to the car's outlet?
Posted on Jul 17, 2011 12:39:32 PM PDT
JC, I wish SOMEBODY would post practical little details like that... power cord length, dimensions. I'm looking for one to keep in a motorcycle saddlebag, so size matters.
Posted on May 30, 2013 4:45:45 AM PDT
David H says:
I'm looking for one that pumps up bicycles tires, and wonder if this would work for that job. Someone said about another pump that it was good up to 30 pounds but week after that. Does anyone have experience with this one?
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