Regular maintenance and inspections can help prevent costly repairs and downtime.  Follow these 8 steps to help ensure your Vanair® air compressor is ready for springtime use.


1. Check for any damage.

Inspect the air compressor for any signs of damage. Check for any leaks, broken parts, or visible wear and tear.

2. Change the Vanguard™ Oil if you didn’t before winterization.

If your air compressor has been sitting for a while, you may need to change the Vanguard™ Oil. Check your manual for the correct type and amount of oil for your model. Request Vanguard™ Oil at

3. Clean the air filter.

If you haven’t changed the air filter in a while, now is the time to do it and remove built-up dust/debris. New filters from Vanair® may be requested at

4. Check the Hoses.

Inspect the hoses for any leaks, cracks, or other damage. Replace any damaged hoses as soon as possible. New hoses from Vanair® may be requested at

5. Check the Fittings.

Make sure all the fittings are tight and secure. This is especially important if you are using your air compressor for a nail gun or other air tools.

6. Test the air compressor.

Turn the air compressor on and run it for a few minutes to make sure it is working properly. Listen for any strange noises or leaks. If a question arises, please reach out to one of our technical experts at 1-844-826-7378 or by e-mailing