Popular tyre inflators in Nigeria: Different types and where to buy!

08/19/2020

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The days of roadside vulcanizers are gradually fading as portable tyre inflators take over. We've reviewed the most popular tyre inflators in Nigeria. Read on to see!

1. What are tyre inflators?

Just as their names suggest, tyre inflators are used for inflating tyres. Simply put, tyre inflators are used for pumping tyres.

As small as the task of inflating or pumping your car tyres looks and sounds, it is actually one of the most important maintenance tasks every car must undergo. When one has a deflated car tyre, it is as bad as one having a broken leg. Just like a broken leg, you may either limp with it or not move at all.

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Vulcanizers make use of their fuel-powered air pumps to pump car tyres and charge a token for their services

In this article, we’ll bring to light the popular tyre inflators in Nigeria which you can have in your car for cases of deflated tyre emergencies. We will also talk about their prices and also tell you where you can buy these tyre inflators in Nigeria.

2. Popular tyre inflators in Nigeria

Prior to now, portable tyre inflators were not so popular in Nigeria. The reason for that is the readily available roadside vulcanizers who are always more than willing to come to the rescue of a driver with a deflated tyre. These roadside handymen, known as vulcanizers, always have their small shops or kiosks along busy roads, popular car routes, and junctions.

They make use of their fuel-powered air pumps to pump car tyres and charge only a token for their services.

While this is a good deal for every driver but the question is what happens in the case of a tyre emergency and there is no nearby vulcanizer to the rescue? The answer to this one is simple, there is something called portable tyre inflators which you can now carry in your car and use at will to inflate your car tyres.

Currently, in Nigeria, there are numerous types of tyre inflators in the market place, but we’ll review the most important in this article.

2.1. Types of tyre inflators in Nigeria

Some of the most popular tyre inflators in Nigeria are as follows:

2.1.1 Mobile car tyre pump/air inflator for cars, buses, and trucks

This tyre pump is ideal for inflating cars, buses, and light trucks.  It is the device of choice for most drivers for deflated tyre emergencies. It is powered via the cigarette port of your car. It is both affordable and very common in the market. The starting price for this type of tyre inflator is 5,500.

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This tyre pump is ideal for inflating cars, buses, and light truck

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2.1.2 Tyre inflator with a vacuum cleaner

This 2 in 1 tyre inflator and vacuum cleaner can be used to inflate car tyres and also vacuum clean dirt from the inside of the car. The vacuum cleaner can suck off dirt, dust, and sand from the car floors. It is powered by a 12V battery that can be plugged into the cigarette port of your car. This piece is sold for 6,500.

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This 2 in 1 tyre inflator and vacuum cleaner can be used to inflate car tyres and also vacuum clean

2.1.3 Double cylinder pump/air compressor

This tyre inflator is equipped with a double cylinder tyre pump cum air compressor and can be used to inflate all kinds of tyres, including SUV and truck tyres. Its pack comes with 3 extra air nuzzles and a bag-pack for storing it away safely in your vehicle. The starting price for the double cylinder tyre inflator in 29,000.

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This tyre inflator is equipped with a double cylinder tyre pump

2.1.4 Tyre pump with jump starter

This type of tyre inflator is actually a battery jump starter that was further equipped with a tyre inflator. It is an all-inclusive pack intended to sort a driver out in situations of battery or tyre failures. Its pack comes with a led torchlight for night use in case you get a flat tyre or battery while driving in the night. It has a rechargeable charger and a charger for charging it.

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This tyre pump cum jump starter retails for22,000 and you can buy them in auto markets in Nigeria. You can also buy them online in stores like Jumia, Konga or Jiji.

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2.1.5 Portable tyre inflator and air monitor

This portable and handheld tyre inflator can be used to inflate the tyres of all kinds of cars. What is catchy about this type of tyre inflator is its impressive inflation rate. It can go 0 – 35 psi in less than 5 minutes. 

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Portable tyre inflator with an air monitor

It also allows you to preset your desired tyre pressure at which it will stop inflating. This tyre inflator offers great value and at a fair price. This tyre inflator sells for N10,500 in the market and is also available on Jumia, Konga and Jiji online stores. 

2.1.6 Heavy duty portable inflator 

This 12V heavy-duty tyre inflator is ideal for inflating tyres of SUVs, vans, trucks and other heavy-duty automobiles. It has the capability of inflating 0 – 150 psi in record time. The heavy-duty portable tyre inflator retails for about 11,000 in the market.

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You can use heavy-duty tyre inflator for inflating SUVs tyres

3. Where to buy tyre inflators in Nigeria?

As already mentioned earlier in this article, you can purchase your tyre inflators both offline and online. These portable handy devices are available at auto markets across Nigeria. If you are someone that loves buying online, you can order these products from stores like Jumia, Konga or Jiji.

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You should also know that these emergency tyre inflators are available in different types made by different manufacturers and are of various designs. We’ve only discussed the top 6 most popular tyre inflators in the market and how they work. This is to help you make an informed decision when you want to buy one.

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Juliet Onyeachonam

Juliet Onyeachonam

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Juliet Onyeachonam is an enthusiastic car nut which is why she has turned that passion into a fantastic job by becoming a car blogger on NaijAuto.com. Juliet's blogs are a wealthy resource for information on car maintenance, driving tips and also how things pertaining to cars work.

Additionally, because of her passion for the entertainment industry, Juliet does not write only hardcore but also entertaining articles about cars.

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