Flat Tyres: Ksh4,000 Portable Device Saving Motorists

  • A man holding an electric air inflator on Monday, November 21, 2022
    A man holding an electric air inflator on Monday, November 21, 2022
    Kenyans.co.ke
    John Mbati
  • You no longer need to call a tow company whenever your car gets a flat tyre. 

    While enjoying a nice drive on the outskirts of Nairobi or elsewhere, a flat tyre can be a mood and time killer. If not well prepared with a spare tyre, you may spend hours under the hot sun waiting for help. 

    This is where a portable air pump comes in handy. It is small and easy to use anywhere before getting to a mechanic for any further help.

    There are manual and electric portable air pumps giving the motorist a variety of options to choose from.

    An undated photo of a flat tyre
    An undated photo of a flat tyre
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    Notably, the best portable inflators are small enough to carry along, with cords that ensure you can reach every tyre on your vehicle.

    Additionally, not only do they help you in emergencies, but they also allow you to keep a check on your tyre pressure for the optimal performance of your vehicle.

    Enough air pressure can save lives as it enhances the car's grip on the ground reducing your risk of causing an accident or destroying the rim. 

    Besides driving on a flat tyre, a car rim can be destroyed when you hit a notorious pothole and drive on broken pavements. 

    How to Use a Portable Inflator 

    For electric air pumps, first, ensure the engine is on. You then connect one end of the cable to the car power outlet and the other to the tyre valve.

    Press the on button, your car tyre will be inflated.

    On the other hand, manual air pump, you need to connect the pump head to the tyre valve and stroke the pump to get the desired pressure. 

    You can grab your portable device from as low as Ksh4,000.

    An undated photo of a portable tyre inflator in use
    An undated photo of a portable tyre inflator in use
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