Detroit based automaker Ford Motor Co. will offer 2020 Explorer sport utility vehicle (SUV) fitted with Michelin tyres having self-sealing technology to prevent flat tyre woes.
Ford claims Michelin Selfseal tyres are designed to seal 90% of tread punctures up to a quarter-inch in diameter, slowing the loss of air pressure to less than 15 pounds per square inch per week. Tyre size for all models is 255/55R-20.
Ford Explorer is the first SUV in the world to offer Michelin Selfseal tyres as standard OE fitment on two variants of Explorer Platinum and Explorer Limited Hybrid 4-wheel-drive models, and optional on Explorer Limited 2 wheel-drive and 4 wheel-drive models.
If a nail or screw punctures a Selfseal tyre, the sealant surrounds the object to help seal the puncture and avoid air loss. If the object punctures the tyre, the sealant is designed to fill tread punctures up to a quarter-inch in diameter.
Environment-friendly natural rubber sealant designed to enable drivers to continue their journey uninterrupted. If a tread puncture or low pressure is detected, the tire should be inspected and repaired by a qualified tire professional.