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How to Use a Foot Pump Tire Inflator


A flat tire can be remedied using a foot pump. Using a foot pump to inflate a tire is a pretty straightforward process, requiring minimal technical expertise and a small amount of physical exertion. Keeping the air properly inflated can increase the lifespan of tires and make them safer to travel on. Many foot pumps are sold with a range of tire adaptors for inflating different tire types.


  • Prepare the tire, and the associated vehicle, for inflation. Different types of tires require different adaptors, such as a small valve used to pump bicycle tires. Some tire valves require lubrication before you can start the inflation process. Refer to your tire/vehicle’s user manual for specific instructions.