The 10 Best Car Tire Pumps

We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. If there’s one tool that should be in every car owner’s trunk, it has to be the tire pump. Whether or not you’ve had the displeasure of being stuck on the side of the road or at a gas station without change, maintaining optimal tire pressure not only makes your vehicle safer, but does wonders for your gas mileage, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.

10. Goodyear i8000

The Goodyear i8000 has a 150 PSI rating as well as a direct drive motor, allowing you to tackle larger projects not fit for run-of-the-mill compressors while preserving the integrity of your eardrums. It comes with a host of non-automotive adapters and 24 feet of cord.

  • 3-minute flat to 28 psi fill time
  • Screw-on nozzle not ideal for bikes
  • Ac wall outlet only

Brand Bon-Aire
Model i8000
Weight 7.6 pounds
Rating 3.5 / 5.0

9. LifeLine AAA 300 PSI

Two industry titans of disaster prep have teamed up to bring you a compact unit at an unbeatable price. The LifeLine AAA 300 PSI boasts an astonishing maximum pressure, a thumb lock air chuck and a 12-volt car outlet power cord for fills on the go.

  • Lightweight and perfect for top-offs
  • Sacrifices speed for psi rating
  • Extremely noisy

Brand AAA
Model 4024AAA
Weight 2.2 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

8. Kensun Rapid Performance

The Kensun Rapid Performance is the newest in a long line of reputable products. Featuring power cords for both car and wall outlets, a sleek digital display and a large LED light, this unit’s versatility and reliability is touted by gearheads and commuters alike.

  • Auto-shutoff with pressure preset
  • Very long continuous use time
  • Shorter reach than others

Brand Kensun
Model Kensun-EHRComp-A58A
Weight 6.6 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

7. Viair 85P

Coming from a heavy-hitter in the world of compressor manufacturers, the Viair 85P may lack technological frills, but it more than makes up for this downside in sheer power: 0 to 30 PSI for most tire sizes in 2 minutes and an accurate gauge to boot.

  • Extremely quiet for the power output
  • Car battery extension available
  • Hot to the touch while running

Model 85
Weight 4.9 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

6. Audew Portable 12 Volt

One of our lightest recommendations, the Audew Portable 12 Volt is deceivingly powerful for its weight. This budget-friendly model’s 150 PSI rating, intuitive digital pressure preset system, and high-speed cooling design make it one of the safest on the market.

  • Onboard power cord storage
  • Under 3 lbs and as small as an ipad
  • Short usage time

Brand Audew
Model pending
Weight 2.6 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

5. Tiretek RX-i

The Tiretek RX-i is the ideal model for when the price conscious and tech-savvy consumer collide. Boasting one of the longest cord lengths for digital models, at 22 feet, it also has a powerful LED light, auto shutoff and 2 USB ports to charge your gadgets while you fill.

  • Can select from 4 units of pressure
  • Versatile features great for camping
  • Cooldown between tire fills required

Brand TireTek
Model TT-303
Weight 6.5 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. EPAuto 12 Volt

The EPAuto 12 Volt features a class-topping fill rate and weight for its 100 PSI rating. With a brighter LED than most competitors and all the digital features you expect, it’s hard to match the ease of use and universal appeal. This model is a must-have for any sedan.

  • Auto shutoff for pressure and heat
  • Great value for the price
  • Ideal for smaller tires

Brand EPAuto
Model AT-010-1Z
Weight 3.8 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

3. P.I. Auto Store Premium

At just over 2 pounds with dimensions similar to a small hardcover book, the P.I. Auto Store Premium will blow you away with its simplicity. This is one of the quietest on the market, yet still provides speeds similar to models three times its size.

  • Sos light option
  • Rigid plastic body with rubber feet
  • Microprocessor tire monitor

Model PIAS003
Weight 2.7 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. Viair 88P

The Viair 88P is a workhorse, touting a 1.47 cubic feet per minute fill rate at 35 PSI. Its 50% faster than most comparable models yet weighs only 4.5 pounds. Combining a 120 PSI rating with a 26-foot reach, you’ll be back on the road in no time with this reliable unit.

  • Inflates up to 33-inch tires
  • Direct battery connection
  • One-year warranty

Model 88P
Weight 6.6 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Slime Heavy Duty

The Slime Heavy Duty sports a dual cylinder design, allowing for inflation speeds of 2 cubic feet per minute, double that of most models. Its direct drive extracts the maximum amount of power from your car battery while the shock-resistant body will set your mind at ease.

  • Accurate inline pressure gauge
  • Thermal break prevents overheating
  • Industry leading 30-foot reach

Brand Slime
Model 40026
Weight 9.1 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0