Last edited by Dev11; 6th Sep 2014 at 15:07.
Yah, I agree with Nomad. With tubeless tire, puncture probability has really come down. Foot pump ?? I am not sure whether I will be able to put 32-33 psi.
Last edited by Cheeta@NH; 6th Sep 2014 at 16:30.
BTW, i have kept coido electric compressor for emergency. Creates a lot of noise but is enough for emergency. Though i must say i have serious doubt on its durability. Costed me 650 rs from local shop.
Topping up 2-4 psi is not a problem but you will sweat a little bit for sure!
After all, I will be having a spare wheel for a flat tyre (one only) in emergency. For the regular top-up of 2-3 psi, it can be managed with foot pump or car can easily be driven to the shops.
Last edited by Dev11; 7th Sep 2014 at 09:33.
What is the cost of an inflator ?
RS 650 to RS 1800/-
What is the cost of a tyre refill or. Top up ?
Rs 2/- x 5 tyres = RS 10-/
What is the frequency of Top up ?
For me it is once a month = Rs 120 per year = payback period of 6 to 15 years
Does it really make sense to buy it ?
Yes, probably if I live in a farm house or village away from towns and cities. If I am travelling on a long road trip around the country or to Himalayas it makes sense to buy it to avoid any emergencies. If I am having a huge SUV or MUV where one needs lot of efforts to change a tyre, it makes sense to top up using such inflator and keep moving till you find a tyre repair shop.
For small cars, sedans, city dwellers who only go from office to home 90% of their vehicle ownership! who sell the vehicle before 6 years it does not make sense to buy it IMO.
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