Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 62
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jweisbart Good inflator, bad gauge
The inflator works well. It inflated my tires that were about 6 psi low in a few minutes. Much faster than my old one. I liked that it had a on/off switch so it wasn't running when plugged in. The gauge was very inaccurate and basically worthless. The light and flasher is a nice touch, though.
October 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hurwizzle Terrible Product
The HDX Multi-Function 12V Air Inflator is terrible. I plugged it into my car's cigarette lighter, turned it on, and then tried to inflate my bike's tires. After nearly 5 minutes of "inflating," the tire had barely more air in it than before I started. After a few more minutes, the whole thing stopped working because it blew the fuse in my car's electrical system (the auto mechanic who replaced the fuse suggested not using the product again).
The plastic that the unit is made out of feels cheap and brittle, so I'm worried that it will break in my trunk just from being tossed around a little bit.
Also, with the red warning light cover on, it's very hard to see the light shining through, which really defeats the purpose of the thing.
All in all, I highly recommend staying AWAY from this product.
December 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TheRiz Not a very good inflator
I tried to put 1 pound of air in my truck tire and it took 10 minutes to put in 1/2 pound.. It just doesn't have much output. Maybe on a beach ball or bike tire it would be ok. Have a pressure gauge ready as the gauge is way off. (see pics). I have had better inflators.
October 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ltkeah So Far So Good
Bought this about a month ago. I've only used it once so as far as durability I'm not 100% sure yet. But so far it has served its purpose well. I had a low tire pressure light come up and instead of paying $1.50 at the gas station or making my way to the tire shop I just got this and it served its purpose well. Takes a while for the pressure to reach the desired amount but that is to be expected from a $9 unit. Its very handy though, especially with the other attachments as well...filled my neighbors basketballs and pool inflatables with ease!!! Only drawback is that I wish it had an AC plug too so that I can use it in home as well...but that's nothing major. Its main purpose is for use when you're out on the road so it still gets top nods from me!!!
January 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Baze Quick and easy
Have used this product a couple of times, and I it does a pretty good job. The plastic it is built out of does not look very sturdy, but it actually is pretty solid. It is well organized and perfect for my SUV. In terms of functionality - it is very good. I am OBSESSIVE with the PSI in my tires, and I always hate going to the gas station to pump them up. I've used it to re-inflate the tires 3-5 PSI at a time and it does a quick job of it. It is not too loud and it is easy to use and stays on the tires during inflation which is a big plus for me. Overall a very good product.
November 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pappy Pack one in your car
This inflator performs adequately as long as you don't need a precise gauge. The small gauge is only about 1 1/2" in diameter with marks very close together in 5 lb increments. When I checked my car tire results to two separate good quality gauges, there was about 5 lbs less air than the inflator had indicated. The flasher light is fairly dim and is suitable only for night use. Remove the red lense cover and flip the switch to "light" and you have a flashlight, albeit not a very bright one. The power cord plugged into the dash outlet is long enough to reach all four tires. Even with these limitations, I think you'd be glad you had it in a roadside emergency.
October 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rbtcolVanWa Good value. Fine to keep in trunk for emergencies.
I needed a small compressor for occasional use to top off car tires and lawn equipment tires. It works fine for a really inexpensive unit. The built in work light with flasher is a nice extra, but just better than none. These type of units have tiny compressors, so expect it to take several minutes to fill up a low car tire. Unit comes with attachments for inflating balls and other inflatables. I found the pressure guage to be off by 5 psi reading 40 when actual pressure was 35. For $7.99 you can't expect a lot. Good value for occasional light use.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vcarpio works, for the price can't be beat
Had a flat tire. Good thing I park at Home Depot to catch my van pool. So I walked in and got this. I was surprised how easy to operate and quick to pump. It's hard to tell it's working -- if not attached to the tire very little air comes out. But slowly but surely, tire got inflated. Took way less than 5 mins. Gauge is accurate, too. I pumped only up to 22 psi (because unsure how much battery is drained) enough to get to gas station. Sure enough, gauge at gas station says 22 psi. Really happy as it saved the day. Recommend to have this -- it's cheap! -- in your car.
November 26, 2012