Best Car Foot Pumps in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 1, 2020
Car foot pumps allow you to inflate flat tyres in minutes, even when you're stuck in the middle of nowhere. Using these pumps, you can hit the road without worrying about getting caught off-guard on the trip. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Frame Material
Pressure Gauge
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

The nozzle on this pump is secure, preventing the air from escaping the tyres the moment you remove the hose. The pressure gauge adopts large, easy-to-read digits and markings, so you can find out the pressure without bringing the gauge especially close to you. 

CONS

The locking clip is awkward. 

OUR VERDICT

People who would like to reduce both the time and the effort that is required to inflate car tyres will find the Heyner Premium Double Barrel Foot Air Pump quite appealing. Moreover, the storage bag will let you transport this pump with comfort and without damaging its housing.

detailed parameters
Type

Double-barrel 

Frame Material

Steel

Pressure Gauge

10 bars / 140 PSI

Extras

0.6-m air hose, non-slip foot pedal, 3 adapters and storage bag included

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The thick frame will allow the pump to go the distance, even when that distance includes occasional hits and constant travelling. The anti-skid feet are adopting generous padding, eliminating wobbling whilst you pump.

CONS

The tyre connector is difficult to pull off the tyre valve. 

OUR VERDICT

The Heyner Premium Pedalpower Pro Foot Air Pump, with its high-capacity cylinder and the quick-release, multi-valve connector, is compatible with bicycle and motorcycle valves too, allowing you to inflate different tyres in a reduced timeframe.

detailed parameters
Type

Single-barrel

Frame Material

Steel

Pressure Gauge

7 bars / 100 PSI

Extras

0.6-m air hose, non-slip foot pedal, 3 adapters included

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The two sizable barrels are able to raise the pressure inside tyres to 2.5 bars in ~6-7 minutes. The hose has been braided, minimising ripping, tearing, cracking, twisting, and tangling. The accurate pressure dial enables precise air input. 

CONS

The foot pedal doesn't incorporate a non-slip pad. 

OUR VERDICT

Where the required air volume is high and fast pumping action's something that is necessary, the Draper 25996 will lend you a helping foot. Its thick steel base will make sure the pump lasts, whilst the powder-coated finish will protect the unit against corrosion.

detailed parameters
Type

Double-barrel

Frame Material

Steel

Pressure Gauge

7 bars / 100 PSI

Extras

0.6-m air hose, 3 adapters included 

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS
The clip-on mechanism on the hose will make sure you lose minimum air when you attach and remove the pump. Made from dense rubber, the hose will not start leaking down the road. You can use the two adapters to inflate air mattresses, bike tyres, and more.
CONS

The pressure gauge is inaccurate sometimes. 

OUR VERDICT

You throw the Cartrend 10927 in the boot and can drive anywhere knowing that you can always inflate the tyres using this pump without much hassle. Plus, its braided hose does not twist, tangle, and does not age as fast as most delivery hoses.

detailed parameters
Type

Single-barrel

Frame Material

Steel

Pressure Gauge

7 bars / 100 PSI

Extras

~0.6-m air hose, non-slip foot pedal, 2 adapters included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The pump has been reduced to 3.1 x 4 x 11.7 centimetres size-wise and 470 grammes weight-wise, so you will not have to remove anything from the boot to make space for this pump and will not be adding any extra weight to the vehicle. 

CONS

No adapters included. 

OUR VERDICT

The Polco Single Barrel Foot Pump will allow you to replace a broken pump without spending more than 10-15 quid. With this pump and its 60-centimetre hose, you'll be inflating tyres like nobody's business, without the foot slipping thanks to the non-slip pedal.

detailed parameters
Type

Single-barrel

Frame Material

Steel

Pressure Gauge

7 bars / 100 PSI

Extras

0.6-m air hose, non-slip foot pedal

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Heyner Premium Double Barrel

Reducing the Time and Effort Required

The Heyner Premium Double Barrel Foot Air Pump is the biggest, most capable pump on this list and among the biggest models on the market right now. With its two barrels, the unit's output becomes quite considerable, allowing you to reach as much as 10 bars (140 PSI) whilst spending less time inflating car tyres.

The differences between premium models like this one and its shoddy peers are numerous. To name one, this pump does not leak air. To name two, the secure nozzle makes sure that the air is not escaping the tyre when removed, something that you cannot say about cheap models, meaning that you're not forced to pull the pump off as quick as you can to avoid leakage.

With this pump, the pressure gauge features large and informative markings, letting you figure out the pressure without leaning against the screen. Also, the gauge is very accurate, so you can easily achieve and secure the required pressure.

On the negative side, the locking clip is pretty awkward, something that you do not expect from high-end pumps. Even taking the awkward clip into account though, the Heyner Premium Double Barrel Foot Air Pump is easy to recommend, provided that you want to reduce the time and effort required to pump tyres.

Review of Heyner Premium Double Barrel Foot Air Pump

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Heyner Premium Pedalpower Pro

Multi-Valve Connector Too

The Heyner Premium Pedalpower Pro Foot Air Pump is more nimble than its relative that we have reviewed above yet basically as robust and efficient. The model's heavy-duty, high-capacity cylinder will be working alongside the quick-release valve connector, allowing you to get the job done quickly and easily. Its thick frame will let the pump survive everyday use, travelling, and occasional hits, whereas the anti-slip feet, housing generous padding, will eliminate wobbling as you pump. In the meantime, the non-slip foot pedal will allow you to pump as hard as you can without worrying about the foot slipping.

Still, despite the "quick-release" part, some might find the connector to be difficult to remove from the tyre valve from time to time. On the upside, there's nothing difficult about the three adapters that are shipped with this product. Using these adapters, you'll be able to inflate balls, different inflatable toys, mattresses, and more. Topping it all off, the new multi-valve connector will let you inflate not only car tyres but also motorcycle and bicycle tyres.

In short, the Heyner Premium Pedalpower Pro Foot Air Pump starts off strong and continues to deliver with time. With this pump, you can forget about deflated tyres.

Review of Heyner Premium Pedalpower Pro Foot Air Pump

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Draper 25996

The Pump Matching the Drapes

The Draper 25996 is consistent across the board. The all-metal design, featuring the thick, 4-millimetre steel base, makes its construction robust and resilient. Even when dropped, the frame will not be bending and deforming. To add more, there's also the powder-coated finish that allows the pump to maintain its presentable appearance and protects the surface from corrosion.

When you start pumping, the two massive barrels start going to town on the tyre, inflating them (somewhere between 2 and 2.5 bars) within 5-7 minutes. As you can imagine, you'll be doing that through the delivery hose, braided to minimise tangling, tearing, twisting, and ageing. Plus, the lock-on mechanism will keep the connection secure, and the three accessory nozzles that come with the package will let you inflate balls, mattresses, various inflatable items, etc.

From the convenience angle, the model's pressure dial features both bar (from 0 to 7) and PSI (from 0 to 100) markings. From the inconvenience angle, the foot has been designed without a non-slip pad, so we would recommend exercising reasonable caution when using the pump.

To summarise, the Draper 25996 will be able to accommodate applications where high air volume and/or fast pumping action is more of a necessity than a preference.

Review of Draper 25996 Double-Cylinder Foot Pump

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Cartrend 10927

Comfortable and Efficient Pumping

The Cartrend 10927 looks pretty modest. To some extent, this modesty is not misleading. With its one barrel, this is not the fastest pump you can find. Yet, the product has its moments too.

To begin with, the flexible hose features a clip-on connector, so you will be able to minimise air loss when attaching and removing the pump. In the same vein, the hose's braiding contributes too, preventing the tube from twisting and tangling and, made from high-quality, dense rubber, reducing the chances that the hose will start leaking eventually.

The pressure dial has been added to the unit as well. Unfortunately, this is where the product only gets a passing grade because the gauge can be inaccurate at times. There's nothing wrong with the foot pedal though, sizable enough relative to the model's overall dimensions measuring 29 x 9 x 8 centimetres and, with the non-slip coating, enabling you to pump without worrying about the foot slipping. In addition to the unit, you will receive two adapters that will let you inflate bicycle tyres and different inflatable items.

When all is said and done, despite its flaws, the Cartrend 10927 is still an improvement upon most car foot pumps, from its tough construction to the convenient pumping action.

Review of Cartrend 10927 Foot Pump 1 Cylinder

 

Polco Single Barrel

The Best Replacement Pump

The Polco Single Barrel Foot Pump is the cheapest product on this list, by far too. To a certain degree, the price shows. First, the pump is shipped without complementary adapters, which means you'll have to purchase them separately if you want to inflate bike tyres, motorcycle tyres, air mattresses, and so on. Second, the pressure dial is pretty small, making it hard to read the information on the dial whilst standing above the pump.

Of course, considering that the unit measures only 3.1 x 4 x 11.7 centimetres and weighs less than 500 grammes, we can forgive the transgression since most car foot pumps weigh at least twice that much and double the model's size. Plus, the locking clip lets you fold the pump so that its already reduced footprint takes even less space inside the boot.

Not unlike its more expensive competition, the unit's dial includes PSI (rated at 100) and bar (rated at 7) markings. The hose extends 60 centimetres, also not dissimilar to most foot pumps. Last but not least, the foot pedal features non-slip coating, so you can press hard without slipping.

All things considered, the Polco Single Barrel Foot Pump is an excellent replacement pump, something that you can bring on the road with you without removing anything from the boot.

Review of Polco Single Barrel Foot Pump

 

What Is a Car Foot Pump?

The thing with tyres is that they will deflate, even when you're doing everything you can to prevent that. Sometimes, they will even deflate where you cannot receive any professional assistance, presenting considerable issues. Using these car foot pumps, you can inflate most tyres within ~5 minutes. Normally, these implements measure around 30 x 10 x 10 centimetres when we're talking about single-barrel models and around 30 x 15 x 10 centimetres when we're discussing double-barrel pumps, so you can always bring one with you without sacrificing that much boot space.

Incorporating pressure gauges, these pumps will tell you the pressure inside the tyre (or any inflatable item you have connected the unit to), even when the pressure reaches ~ 100 PSI. The best models might include accessory nozzles, allowing you to inflate bicycle tyres, motorcycles tyres, air mattresses, inflatable tents, toys, (basket)balls, the list goes on and on. They might also add a non-slip coating to the foot pedal and non-skid feet to the base to prevent the unit from wobbling and the foot from slipping whilst using the pump.

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Publish Date: 2020-06-01 13:26:52