Every backyard mechanic will be familiar with the good old 12v air compressor. Some of us have even had one of those cheap plastic compressors in the boot of our car for those midnight emergencies. But do you know there are now so many other options out there that can provide you with high pressure, high volume air compressors at a value price?
The 4 different types of quality portable air compressors available now are
Permanent mounted under bonnet compressor for cars, and trucks
12v single or dual piston air compressors
Portable air cylinder bottle like a scuba tank for quick emergency air.
Underhood inbuilt high volume Air compressor.
Under hood air compressor
These are more suited for trucks and 4×4 which need to pump up airbags, tires, Airlockers, or provide air to the brakes on a trailer. The good thing about an inbuilt under the bonnet air compressor is that it is always with you in an emergency. All that’s needed is to attach the pressure gauge hose and pump up your tires.
The On-Board 12V Air Compressor is well regarded by 4×4 offroad enthusiasts. Its compact design and weatherproofing mean it will be easy to mount in your truck.