perhaps you're considering thinking of buying a tyre inflator
you may be wondering how easy are they to use.
purchasing one and then finding it is so complex, fiddly or
with lengthy set up times that it's better to drive down to
the local petrol station and top up there.
these are a convenience tool. Tyre inflators help make sure
you are able to top up the air in your tyres as and when you
need it. If you set a routine to check the air in your tyres
on a specific day or date you may find when the time comes
you simply have no time, or busy doing other things, and just
never make it to the garage to check your tyres. If on the
other hand you have a handy tyre inflator in the boot of your
car, ready to go and checking / inflating your tyres in a
matter of minutes you're less likely to think of an excuse
(let's face it by the time you had thought of an excuse not
to, you could have actually done it!)
thing you'll notice about tyre inflators and that is, unless
they are for more high powered vehicles such as a 4x4 or truck
(or commercial tyre inflators of course), these are small
devices and relatively light. The Ring RAC600 weighs in at
at around 1.3kgs - or the weight of a bag of sugar.From
here you have a power cord that plugs in to your cars lighter
generates the power for your tyre inflator. Next is a cord
with a nozzle to fit over your tyres valve (or the small arm
coming from up from your tyre with a dust cap that unscrews).
The nozzle fits over and first things first your unit will
check your current air pressure.
important to check what pressure is best suited for your car
and the tyres. Of course there are hundreds of makes / models
of cars and almost same number of tyre manufacturers so impossible
for us to even give you a guide but best to check your car
owners manual (from your car manufacturer) that should give
you an idea of the best tyre pressure for your car. If in
doubt contact your local car manufacturer dealers.
know the pressure in your tyres you can then work out if you
need to top this up, reduce pressure (if over-inflated) or
keep the same if it meets the level needed.
digital tyre pressures there are simple settings allowing
you to set the device to tyre pressure you need. One started
most tyre inflators will auto-switch off once the tyre is
at the pressure you entered (the exception are the manual
tyre inflators - they are cheaper but do not come with the
digital display or auto-switch off feature).
repeat on all four tyres.