The best tyre inflators under £50

Never drive with a flat tyre again with these digital pumps.


by Myles Warwood |

Having a deflated tyre can be a real drag, literally and metaphorically. A poorly inflated tyre can increase your fuel consumption and make your car unsafe, while the inconvenience of a low tyre can make you late for engagements.

The best way to avoid these annoyances and dangers is to regularly check your tyres and top them up with a tyre inflator. These handy air-pumping gadgets are also great for keeping spares full and ready for with they are needed.

It's not unusual for some cars to come with tyre inflators provided by manufacturers. These are okay, but something more durable digital inflator is always worth picking up. Luckily, you don’t have to spend that much to get you back on the road again.

Always check your car’s user manual for the correct pressure you should be running in your tyres, certainly if you’re towing.

Also, read our guide to tyre sealant for emergencies.

AA 12V Digital Tyre Inflator

AA 12V Digital Tyre Inflator
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The AA Digital Air Compressor is a multi-functional unit designed to inflate vehicle tyres up to a maximum pressure of 120PSI, with a power output of 12V. It is straightforward to use and plugs directly into the 12V socket in your car via the 3m plug cord.

The unit has a variety of pressure settings such as PSI, BAR and KPA and comes with additional adapters for use on other inflatables such as sports balls, air beds and more.

The pressure you require can be pre-set, and the unit will automatically shut off once this has been reached to ensure you don't overinflate.

Farsaw Digital Tyre Inflator

Farsaw Digital Tyre Inflator
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Having the correct air pressure in your tyres goes a long way in improving the durability and life of your tyre.

The Farsaw Digital tyre inflator has a built-in motor which will be decent for tyre pressure up to 150PSI and can accurately measure and inflate from 0-150 PSI. The airflow rate of the tyre inflator can reach 25L/mins to get the wheel fully pumped in three to five minutes.

There is also an automatic shut off feature on this inflator which you can pre-set, ensuring you do not overinflate.

WindGallop Digital Tyre Inflator

WindGallop Digital Tyre Inflator
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Just plug this auto tyre inflator into the 12V power outlet in your car and attach the hose to the tyre you want to inflate. There's a clear digital display for the current PSI and a mode switch to toggle between different units of measurement(bar, Kpa, psi, Kg/cm 2). It will automatically turn off when reaching the pressure value you preset.

This digital tyre inflator is made with the original unique ‘turbocharged’ motor, which is more powerful, less noisy and more stable—inflating the 195/65R15 car tyre from 0 to 35psi in five minutes. It's handy in the car with low tyre pressure on the road. It's also perfect for taking camping to inflate an air mattress, float or toys for the kids.

Michelin Digital Micro Tyre Inflator

Michelin Digital Micro Tyre Inflator

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Thanks to its compact design, the Michelin Digital Micro Tyre inflator easily fits in your car's glove box or motorbike storage unit. It is ideal for topping up tyre pressure and for charging devices such as mobile phones, courtesy of its USB socket.

Halfords Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator

Halfords Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator

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With the Halfords Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator, there’s no waiting around. It inflates tyres in less than two minutes, so you can quickly top up or check your tyres before your journey.

You won’t need to worry about overinflating your tyres as the automatic cut-off feature stops inflation when the pressure reaches a certain level. The pressure gauge displays the reading in various units and comes with a backlight that illuminates the indicator in the dark.

On top of this, a built-in LED light makes it easier to use at night, and the speed valve can be used to deflate a tyre in no time.

Easy to carry on any journey, the inflator comes with a storage bag so you can conveniently store it in your vehicle, ready for when it’s needed.

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