Just received this query from my compressed air information site: www.about-air-compressors.com.
“I would like to purchase an air compressor for my husband to keep in the garage to “quickly” inflate his Corvette tires – even if one is flat. It would only be used for tire inflation, I would want an electric one.
I didn’t realize how complex compressors could be.
Well Joy, yes, to the first time compressor user, or the first time compressor buyer, they sure can be complex.
Knowing that you want an electric compressor is a good first step.
If you think that all your husband is going to do is blow up car tires, then almost any small air compressor will do. I’m thinking in the $100 – $200 range, one that plugs into a normal household outlet.
Most of these types of air compressors can provide compressed air at 100+ PSI, and since most car tires are in the 30-40 PSI range, this compressor will have lots of pressure reserve.
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Another important issue is, how fast is fast? Does he consider two minutes to be fast? The smaller the compressor, the longer it will take.
However, and this is a big however, once someone has an air compressor, that opens the door to a world of compressed air accessories, and all of these accessories will have varying demands for compressed air capacity.