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    • KrankieLad
    • By KrankieLad 17th May 17, 7:49 PM
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    Recommend Car Air Compresser
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    • 17th May 17, 7:49 PM
    Recommend Car Air Compresser 17th May 17 at 7:49 PM
    As the title suggests I need to purchase one of these but really don't know what I'm looking for or whether to buy cheap or expensive. Ideally need one that does the work for me! New driver, picking up first car next week, Ford Ecosport.
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    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 17th May 17, 7:52 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 7:52 PM
    This : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00OP0WZGI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495047133&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=ring+digi tal+air+compressor&dpPl=1&dpID=41bFU2XcHPL&ref=plS rch
    • Poppycat
    • By Poppycat 17th May 17, 8:00 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:00 PM
    Thats the one I have and never lets me down

    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 17th May 17, 8:07 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:07 PM
    Thats the one I have and never lets me down
    Originally posted by Poppycat
    +1

    I would highly rate this unit. I've had two - first one i gave to my son for his car and i immediately bought another identical one.
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 17th May 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:08 PM
    Cheap if you want a small unit that needs a 10 minute rest after 3 minutes of use and can take 20 minutes of constant running to inflate a tyre.

    If it cannot run continuously for at least 10 minutes then look for another one.
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    • hollie.weimeraner
    • By hollie.weimeraner 17th May 17, 8:18 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:18 PM
    Thats the one I have and never lets me down
    Originally posted by Poppycat
    Likewise I have had one of these for years and it's never let me down. Plugs into 12v socket and has a good long lead. Also used it as an emergency warning light when I hit a pothole one night.
    • victor2
    • By victor2 17th May 17, 8:23 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:23 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:23 PM
    What makes you think you need an air compressor?
    Buy a pressure gauge to check your tyres and pump them up at a garage when needed, which won't be very often (unless you have a slow puncture) and is is unlikely to cost you more than £1 to do all four tyres.
    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 17th May 17, 8:37 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:37 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:37 PM
    For the size/cost of an air compressor it's well worth having. Saves you having to go to a garage with a half flat tyre, and likely more accurate.
    • jayII
    • By jayII 17th May 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 8:45 PM
    I have the above compressor and regularly run it for 10-20 minutes, inflating the tyres of two cars on Saturday mornings. I've owned it for several years never had an issue with it overheating.

    What makes you think you need an air compressor?
    Buy a pressure gauge to check your tyres and pump them up at a garage when needed, which won't be very often (unless you have a slow puncture) and is is unlikely to cost you more than £1 to do all four tyres.
    Originally posted by victor2
    Compressors are really useful to own, especially if you don't have a garage near enough to get to whilst your tyres are still cold. My nearest (and inconvenient) garage is 10 miles away and I usually get petrol at a garage on the way to work--20 miles from home and 4 miles from work, so without a compressor at home I'd have to hang around there whilst my tyres cool down, to inflate them there.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 17th May 17, 9:15 PM
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    I have the above compressor and regularly run it for 10-20 minutes, inflating the tyres of two cars on Saturday mornings. I've owned it for several years never had an issue with it overheating.



    Compressors are really useful to own, especially if you don't have a garage near enough to get to whilst your tyres are still cold. My nearest (and inconvenient) garage is 10 miles away and I usually get petrol at a garage on the way to work--20 miles from home and 4 miles from work, so without a compressor at home I'd have to hang around there whilst my tyres cool down, to inflate them there.
    Originally posted by jayII
    Or you could simply check your tyres before you leave home and again at the garage and inflate taking into account the increase in pressure from your journey.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 17th May 17, 9:32 PM
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    Cheap if you want a small unit that needs a 10 minute rest after 3 minutes of use and can take 20 minutes of constant running to inflate a tyre.

    If it cannot run continuously for at least 10 minutes then look for another one.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    ?

    I've never had any issues with mine. They'll quite happily buzz along and inflate a tyre in approx 3 mins. Never had issues with them over heating either.

    Either you've had
    • an inferior model to the 635
    • a knock off imitation
    • a faulty one
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 17th May 17, 9:35 PM
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    What makes you think you need an air compressor?
    Buy a pressure gauge to check your tyres and pump them up at a garage when needed, which won't be very often (unless you have a slow puncture) and is is unlikely to cost you more than £1 to do all four tyres.
    Originally posted by victor2
    I've had a couple of occasions where i've come out of work to a soft or flat tyre and been able to re-inflate it to enable me to either drive to a tyre repair centre or get me home.

    Whilst checking your tyre pressures regularly is prudent, finding you've a puncture is rarely convenient.
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 17th May 17, 9:37 PM
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    Or you could simply check your tyres before you leave home and again at the garage and inflate taking into account the increase in pressure from your journey.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    Or not be a tight !!! and have one of these in your boot for easy checking once a week and to mitigate the risk of returning to your car to find a soft tyre.
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • Jorell00
    • By Jorell00 17th May 17, 9:42 PM
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    I have the compressor in post 2, I've had several air compressors and this is by far the best.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 17th May 17, 10:24 PM
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    I had a Halfords own brand one, cost £12 and it failed after a few months so I bought a Lidl one, £10 and it failed after a few weeks!
    So I now use the garage ones with my own gauge to check.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 17th May 17, 10:29 PM
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    I had a Halfords own brand one, cost £12 and it failed after a few months so I bought a Lidl one, £10 and it failed after a few weeks!
    So I now use the garage ones with my own gauge to check.
    Originally posted by knightstyle
    Buy cheap, buy twice as they say.
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • KrankieLad
    • By KrankieLad 17th May 17, 10:45 PM
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    Thank you for the replies, will go with the recommendations and order one tomorrow!
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