Can You Fill a Flat Tire From Your Exhaust Pipe?

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

We received a phone call the other day from a very pleasant guy who wanted us to write about his new product. This happens from time to time, but we have to admit that this one piqued our interest.

The product in question is called ATVAIR and we were told it can be used to fill up your tires with your exhaust. Our reaction was a mix of curiosity and skepticism.

ATVAIR is really just an eight-inch hose with a rubber cone on one end and a metal filler valve on the other. After you put your machine in neutral and apply the brake you are supposed to connect the filler valve to your tire valve stem and gently insert the rubber cone into the muffler.

It was at this point that we got a little skeptical because if you completely block off the exhaust you’ll kill the engine. The product description, however, says you have to allow some exhaust to escape. We’re not sure how you can do that and still have enough pressure in the host to inflate a tire – up to a claimed 30 PSI no less. The manufacturer, though, promises there will still be plenty of pressure to fill up a flat tire in a minute or two.

If you’re interested, you can find out more information here.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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