Family Handyman’s 5 Best Portable Air Compressors for Car Tires

Black sedan with grey and silver wheels. A portable air compressor can quickly fill saggy tires.

Your tires don’t ask for much – just some basic care and maintenance, and maybe a nice replacement as the seasons change. And when the tire pressure light comes on, quick action to bring that PSI back to its ideal number. We’re here to offer some of the best portable air compressors to have on hand when you need to refill your car tires quickly.

What is the best air pump for use in cars? While the air compressors on this list are best-in-class for general use, they should all be capable of being used as a tire inflator with the right equipment and attachments.