What is an Air Pump for?

Masterflow manufacturers a ton of air compressors and  Air Pump every year. These 12 volt tire inflators inflate flat tires in minutes and save the day, or are used to air up and air down on the off road trail. Regardless of how or how often they’re used, most of these air compressors are bought and used for years to come.

On occasion, we do receive returned Air Pump.  The reasons for the returns are just as varied as their uses. Some are still in the unopened box. Maybe they were returned because they were a gift (a great gift idea BTW). Others were barely used and are neatly packed and returned in their original packaging.

We certainly can’t make sense of why someone would return such a useful and quality built product, but hey, it happens. It could easily throw these into the air compressor graveyard, and get back to manufacturing more compressors, but why? While we care about delivering quality air inflation solutions and accessories, we also care about our planet.

22 million tons of recyclable materials end up being collected as trash every year*. We don’t want to see perfectly good  12 volt air compressors in those piles! It has implemented an innovative way to do our share in helping transition  and maintain a sustainable, low-carbon future for our planet.

Our Whirlwind Refurbishing Program (WRP) saves thousands of 12 Volt Air compressor hoses and accessories from landfills and recycling plants. We put perfectly good, working air compressors back in service that otherwise would have been taking up space in landfills.

A refurbished unit is a great value when you buy from Masterflow direct. Masterflow technicians inspect and test each air compressor and follow strict requirements to ensure you receive a high quality, working, refurbished 12-volt air compressor furnished with original manufacturer Masterflow hoses and accessories.

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How to Start a Driving School and Successful Business

Google tools for business productivity and growth

Although our core business may be teaching students how to drive, we are in fact “marketeers” as well!  Without marketing, we can be the best Driving Instructor in the “hood” but our business may be slow to grow.  Attracting new students and parents to book more driving lessons is essential in order to survive!  Competition is rife.  In essence, it starts with an excellent customer experience for our students and parents as well as providing them with value-add information.

How do we find time to be more productive and free up some of our time to put into marketing?  Some of us may have back office support behind us to attract new business on our behalf, but if you are a solo driving instructor in Brisbane or small driving school in Brisbane it really is down to us.  Start seeing yourself as  “small business entrepreneurs”.  It will amaze you how this changes one’s mindset and opens up new opportunities to a new way of doing things!

There are a bunch of different ways to boost your business.  Sometimes it can be overwhelming with different tools and apps out there. Let’s start with Google and what it has to offer.  Naturally, we all want to see our website ranked on page 1, but Google is not simply a search engine.  The good news is “Google” provides us as individuals and as business owners with a number of great FREE tools to use.

Check them out – you may not find all of them useful, but certainly one or two of them will come in handy:


How do you stay in touch with your customers?  You may or may not currently use Gmail, but is a great email provider for businesses simply due to all the built-in functionality that you get with using it. Gmail is definitely worth considering if you currently use a different email provider.

If Gmail is your thing – a Gmail inbox can become overwhelming and be distracting with spam emails, alerts and information overload.  To keep your email organised, you need to look at it as a marketing tool as opposed to a basic account.

Google Photos

The FREE Google Photos app can be downloaded from ITunes and Google Play to store and organise your photos on mobile devices. Google Photos acts as a backup for unlimited photos and videos and these can be accessed from any device.  See more on how Google Photos work with Google Drive. More Article Read on

To access Google Photos from your desktop, simply log into your Gmail account, then open photos.google.com and access the Photos icon form the drop down on the top right-hand side.

Google Photos allows you to edit your photos and share them on Facebook or with selected people.  You can also make movies, animations and collages which can easily be used on your social media channels.  This is a great FREE tool to use for marketing.

Google My Business

As a local Driving Instructor or small local Driving School, Google My Business is something you shouldn’t overlook as it is geared towards helping potential customers find you locally.  Essentially it is a free listing but also allows you to add a lot of business information allowing people in your local area to learn about your business and the services that you offer.  Additionally, it is a great place to build a stronger brand and reputation by building your reviews as an instructor or school.  It’s important to fill in as much detailed business information as possible.  Once verified, make sure your Google My Business Listing is complete and up-to-date or you could lose potential customers. Your listing can help convince potential students and parents to book lessons with you as a listing generates trust that you are a reputable business.

In our opinion, Google My Business is by far the most important Google+ feature, especially if your business has a local presence. Your listing will increase your visibility in local and mobile search and allows customers to check out your verified business website.

Google Trends

Writing blogs for your Driving School and driving lessons Queensland can be time-consuming but your students and parents will appreciate value-add information and a great way to generate fresh ideas for blog and social media posts is by using Google Trends to get creative.  Explore trending “stories” or select topics of your choice and those that may be of interest to your students and parents.  See what’s trending in the learner driver space.


Google+ is a powerful tool allowing you to connect and share content of interest.  It is good to have a presence on Google+ as a Driving Instructor or school as this can help grow your contacts and discover new and interesting content.  Take time to post regular posts to your Google+ page (you can use the same content as your Facebook posts) – it is good to be active in this space!

This is just a smidgen of the tools that Google offers – from staying connected, staying organised, working smarter through to growing your business – Google has something for everyone!

A good place to start to increase your productivity as a Driving Instructor or Driving School is to automate the mundane tasks in your business, providing your students and parents with an excellent modern customer experience. Secondly, look at activating your FREE profile page with YLOO Drive and increase your ranking in your local area over time.  Profile pages are SEO-friendly and designed with Google in mind, to help grow your business and attract more bookings.

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Don’t Over Think It-It’s Just A 12 volt tire inflator

When we set out to build the Air Armor M240 air compressor we started with the question, what should this thing do? Our answer was, it should be durable, be able to be tossed into a truck or mounted on a jeep. It should have some room to keep some tools or a beer dry. But, most important, it should do what it’s intended to do…. inflate a tire!

Let’s face it, there are a lot of 12-volt portable tire inflators on the market these days. Some have a lot of features and claim they can perform a variety of jobs. You’ll see tire inflators with all sorts of bells and whistles from digital gauges to handheld, and cordless to rechargeable. Some claim they are versatile and can “do it all”

In our over a decade of research and design, we’ve learned, when you try to put too many demands on one little piece of portable equipment, you’re asking for trouble. We all remember the TV with the built in VCR right? Then we all remember that same TV sitting on top of the new VCR you had to buy because the VCR in the TV broke. A 12-volt portable compressor should be just that…a TIRE INFLATOR. It should be portable, durable and ready to inflate your tires when you need it. It doesn’t need Bluetooth speakers, fancy digital gauges, or be able to jump your car or do your laundry (although, the laundry would be nice). Over-thinking and refining by adding different features and functions, just opens you up to owning a broken product that you throw away.

Keep it simple! If you want safety and the security of knowing you’ll be able to inflate a tire on the side of the road in minutes, or if you’re looking to air up and air down quickly out on the trail, then the Special Ops Air Armor M240 portable air compressor is for you. It’s just a quality, 12-volt portable tire inflator built into a cool looking ammo can – because some things are just better left alone.

Portable 12 volt tire inflator

Direct drive, high volume tire air pump, 25 foot air hose built into military grade ammo can. Includes 27 piece tire repair kit.

What is it?

They say it’s one of the best portable tire inflators. Airing up has never been easier thanks to the M240’s high output patented design. Instrument panel with built-in pressure gauge, extended 50% duty cycle and an unprecedented 25′ hose that reaches all 4 tires of even the longest wheelbase vehicles.

Whats in side that counts!

Packed in the accessory box is an arsenal of 27 tire care and repair parts which features a convenient large folding carry handle, snap tight latch, and a water resistant O-ring to keep dirt and moisture out, leaving your equipment clean, dry, and ready for action. Inside is a 12-Volt, direct drive, high volume air compressor.


This 40mm powerhouse delivers outstanding performance in the critical tire inflation pressure range. Powerful tire inflation solution for heavy trucks, light trucks, passenger cars, SUVs, ATVs, motorcycles, sports balls. Great for U.S. Forest Service, and First Responders a must have for any Jeep, off-road, or 4×4 enthusiast.

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