A mini air compressor by AA which you can use for inflating your car tyre, we give it a whirl to see how it holds up to our needs.
Here it is, the review of the AA Mini Air Compressor which we test with inflating our cars tyres and other inflatables.
This is a compact compressor by AA and is in one of their car essential range. Like the others we have reviewed, it can inflate your tyre from flat to full in about 4 and 1/2 minutes and like the Ring, it is simple to use and have a one button on and off.
Again, it is powered by a car cigarette lighter and has a long 3m cable to move from one tyre to the other. You can also put your bikes or other inflatables near by if camping and inflate those too. It won’t inflate a road bicycle tire, unlike the Suaoki but will do mountain bike tyres.
One of the things that the AA tyre air compressor has is an LED light, which the Ring doesn’t.
This is a great little item, small, compact and if you have a decent sized glove box, you could fit it right in there, or even under a seat, out of the way. Just plug it in to your lighter and cigarette adapter, screw on to your valve of your tyre and press the button. One thing we recommend with an analogue gaage is to pump it maybe 1PSI more, so that when you are unscrewing it, when it releases air, you should then get what you wanted. Also, purchase an air pressure gauge, double checking is the best thing to do with any personal car tyre inflator.
It is a very small compressor, the smallest one we have reviewed, but it is simple to use which is lucky, as the instructions are hard to understand, but that doesn’t matter too much.
Pros & Cons
- LED light on it
- Very small and easy to pack away somewhere out of the way
- Can pump up a tyre from flat
- Very affordable, the price is great for what it does
- Unscrewing it can drop some air out of the tyre, but not much
- Instructions are hard to read
- Not cut off when you reach desired pressure
- No backlight on the gauge, so if you are in the dark, you can’t see what pressure you are inflating to
Conclusion & where to buy
A very small, compact and affordable tyre inflator. If you want a very simple device that will pump up your tyres with a compact air compressor, then this could be the one for you. Small enough to hide away somewhere in your car and easy enough for anyone to use. It doesn’t come with the best features, but it does exactly what you want of it and at a good price.