Tyre inflators compared: The good ones start at €53

The bad news is that six out of the 15 tyre inflators didn’t pass the profi test, some of them being expensive units with a price tag north of €100. But we also have good news …

by Lucas Colsman

31 Aug 2020

Inflation pressure is no doubt the crucial parameter for tyre load capacity, ground pressure and the tyre’s service life. To get the pressure right you need a compressor and a tyre inflation pressure gauge, usually referred to as a tyre inflator or a tyre gauge. We checked out how accurately the gauge  measure, whether factory-calibrated units make a difference and what to expect from inflators that use a digital gauge. Our test consisted of 15 candidates. The accuracy of the individual devices was verified by the Weights and Measures Office at Münster in Germany.