If you have a tire, you have used an air compressor. There are all different sorts of air compressors. They can be hand held, or they can be motor run, depending on what you use them for. If you are in the market for one you may be looking for air compressor reviews. The problem with a general review is that air compressors are dependent on what you are using them for. Comparing them across the board can be very misleading. The key to any air compressor being what you want it to be is defining what you will be needing it for and buying one that is appropriate for the use you have for it.
Air compressors use air to either force into another object to “blow” it up, or they can be used to run things. The various uses make them perform at different levels. If you buy one that doesn’t have the strength that you need for a specific job you are not going to get the power out of it. It will most likely either not work right, take a long time, or just wear out very quickly. The proper powered motor is the key to it being what you want. The motor will also be the thing that will drive the price of the air compressor that you invest in.
If you are working on a heavy duty job that you are probably only going to have to do once or twice at most, you may want to consider renting instead of buying one. The price to rent is a fraction of buying. You will not have to then find a place for it, worry about it not being big enough, or pay a lot of money for it. You can rent an air compressor at any rental store, or some do-it-yourself center.
If you want to use it for a specific purpose make sure that you have the right attachments you need to use it. If you are going to use it out and about, you are going to want it to have attachments to run in the car. If you are going to use it for tires, have a tire attachment included. It is all those little accessories which can drive the price up considerably. Overall, you are not going to be happy with any air compressor if it is not strong enough for what you need it for.