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185 reviews | 3.6 out of 5
This is a great little device to add pressure to your tires or fill up a flat. The price is right and it is a great item to leave in your trunk for emergencies. Obviously it is not going to replace an air compressor that you would use in your garage for filling multiple tires everyday. Other reviews are complaining about overheating but they are mistaken if they think they will get a full time air compressor at this price.
I purchased this product at our local Walmart to inflate my riding mower tires. We found the product for $15.00 and thought that it seems to be a good deal considering manual bicycle pumps were around $10.00. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical but so far this has come in very handy. I have used it on my riding mower tires, my daughter's bicycle tires and for a blow up float at the beach. It has worked perfectly every time. I highly recommend this product.
Fort the price, this thing is a great buy. I bought this to keep in my trunk for emergency flat tires and to air up bicycle tires and air mattresses. I understand that this is not a full size air compressor, and will not air up multiple tires one after the other without overheating. I have used it to inflate a P185/60R15 tire from completely flat to 35 psi in about 6-7 minutes. Overall, it's a great value and I would recommend it for emergencies or light use. It would be nice to have a longer air hose.
The pump pumps, the light works and the pressure gauge functions , but overall the unit has many drawbacks and is not recommended. The "plug into the lighter" plug is very cheaply made and will need very careful handling if it is to last more than a few uses. The contacts on my unit are very loose. The outlet hose which you connect to the tire is way too short, although it is as advertised, two feet long. Two feet isn't much when the valve to the flat tire is at the top of the wheel. The connector itself is hard to manipulate but not much different from others of its type. It takes way more than eight minutes to inflate a deflated auto tire. In fact it took four minutes to inflate a bicycle tire from 45 pounds to 70 pounds. Overall, it works, but Ya get what ya pay for. Not recommended.
I've been researching tire inflators all last week and was a little skeptical about buying the slime inflator after reading the reviews, but I found it for $15 in store so I decided to go for it. First, its really small and very convenient to keep in the car. Second, the inflator does a great job filling up my tires on my 350z (but keep in mind I'm only adding a 2-3psi here and there). If you plan on filling up multiple deflated tires, then I would recommend buying a much bigger unit, this unit is really meant for 1 tire (meaning filling up a deflated tire in 10 minutes, waiting another 10 minutes or more for the unit to cool down, then on to the next). Overall, its very useful for small tasks, so set realistic expectations when buying this inflator. Also, buy it in the store and you'll save a few dollars vs the online store.
This is just your basic little compressor in an oversized plastic frame. Don't be in a hurry when you use it. Mine broke after two years of very modest use and I called the Slime folks. A very nice lady made an exception to their warranty and offered me a free replacement - the warranty is 12 months. This compressor is fine to add a few pounds to a regular tire or do bike tires. I would not want to try to inflate an tire from 0 psi with it. NOTE: the directions call for using it with the ACCESSORY port, not a cigarette lighter port, because with the higher power draw you might burn out the lighter fuse. You also need to let it cool for 25 minutes after you use it for 10 min. That just isn't realistic, but it is the manufacturer's requirement. The unit itself has a fuse, so if yours stops working, check that - it is probably inside the plug you plug in. The next time I need to buy a compressor, I'll go up a level and spend a little more for something more durable and a bit faster.
I used this inflator on a 2004 buick century and it works fine. The built in light is is great. Only drawback is it's little loud but overall its great. Note: The recommended tire pressure is not on side of tire. On newer vehicles its usually on the b-piller on driver side, trunk lid, behind the fuel filler door, or in your owners manual.
Pleased with product, but a better description of it's capabilities would have made me chose a stronger one because I own SUV's which take longer to pump up. Had to order online because the store didn't have it in-stock.
I bought three of these units - one for each car. One had an issue with the power connector - one of the silver wires lost it's shape and causes a poor connection. Another failed after two uses. It won't work at all (not the light or the pump). Price seemed good, but quality poor.
Driving down the road in the rain in my Honda Civic with my 2 kids in the back I was shocked to discover my R) rear tire was flat as a pancake courtesy of a large nail! (I'm talking rim on the ground here).
The slime tire inflator connected effortlessly, ran like a charm and gave me enough air to get the car to a tire repair station. I'm not sure how it would stand-up to daily use but this is the perfect device when you're in a pinch ... no more manual pumps or struggling with car jacks and super-tight tire nuts in the rain. I'm absolutely thrilled, it saved my bacon.
I have used this product numerous times. Not just to make sure my tires are good to go before trips, but for many other uses. It is perfect for inflating my daughters bicycle tires, the snowblower tires, and the raft once we get to the lake. It is a great buy and comes in good use.
This is a really good product for the price. Though it looks like a small plastic box for an air compressor. Actually it does a very good job to fill the air. It is quire powerful for its size & definitely a very good item for the price. Along with a puncture repair kit this item will be a very handy one to keep in the trunk!!!!!
This was worth every single red cent. It worked quickly, but the only complaint is the the tire pressure was difficult to read. I had to buy a digital reader. Other than that..It was well worth my money.
I don't think it says this anywhere in the description but the power cord is about 6 feet long so it reaches to your tires fairly easily.
I had to fill four flat tires. It took more like about 15 minutes (not 8) to fill each one. Also, you have to let it cool for 25 minutes between each tire. It tells you this in the instructions.
Overall, it worked pretty well and for the price you can't beat it.
The description of this product sounds greats but they fail to mention that it has a tendency to overheat, there could be a twenty plus minute wait for it to cool down between each tire to be inflated, and worst of all the power line from the cigarette lighter jack to the tire inflator unit is only ten feet long meaning it will only reach the back tires on the most shortest vehicles and forget about the longer vehicles or far side tire of a utility or boat trailer. Bottom line for me is this tire inflator is a near useless product as it will only service the shortest of vehicles and nothing else. My advice is unless your have one of the shortest of vehicles and plenty of time to wait to air up it's tires, take your vehicle to the local gas station with an air compressor for tires or find a tire inflator with a longer battery jack power cord.
I have a truck and have only used my second one a few times, and low and behold after airing a flat I put it up and ta da ! The next day it wouldn't even turn on, Money wasted yet again, I thought the last one was fluke, well the jokes on me cause this one blew up quicker, I have maybe had this one a month !
great product for the price ($18), i would recommend to company one change, the guage goes up to 300 psi, makes it a little difficult to differentiate between 35 psi and 37 psi if you know what i mean. I am still very happy with the purchase
This is not a 60 gallon compressor that will fill a tire in seconds, but it works great if used properly. I had a tire on a jeep liberty that had only 20psi of air in it. I filled it to 35 pounds of psi in about 5 minutes. The compressor sealed good to the valve stem so I just went and sat down and let the little machine do its things. I will recommend this to my friends and family.
For the price I paid this was an awesome deal. It definitely got the job done. I have used this product and I was satisfied. The vehicle had four tires: two were a little low and two others were almost completely flat. We used this product and it did take a while which they said that it would. Not forever but if the tire needed completely pumped up it took about 5 minutes or so. It did not overheat at all. The pressure on the gauge was very accurate but we did put extra air in because we you try to take it off you lose air so we put in extra air to off set this. It worked fine and I had read where people said it over heated. It did not.
I really love the convenience of this Portable tire inflator. Before I had this item I would have to drive to the store and put in at least 4 quarters to pump air into my tires. If I skipped doing so I would end up paying for it in poor gas mileage in my cars and truck. It's a little noisy but not as loud as ones I've had in the past. it will pay for itself over time depending on how many cars you have to fill with air. Mine works as advertised in the catalog.