New 2020 Ford Explorer Self-Sealing Tires Are Designed to Prevent Flat Fire Fiascos


Image
Photo Credit: Ford
If you have a tendency to get flat tires frequently, you might consider an all-new 2020 Ford Explorer. Higher end trims will be outfitted with new self-sealing tires.

Made by Michelin, the Selfseal tires have a rubber sealant designed to fill the most common tread punctures from nails and screws and thus dramatically slow down air leaks. Ford hopes they will help commuters and vacationers avoid getting stuck on the side of the road or even the loss of vehicle control that can come with an unwanted flat..

“Nothing derails a family vacation like a flat tire,” said Joseph Billman, Ford wheel and tire engineer. “Explorer is the ultimate road trip family hauler – and it’s the perfect fit for these new Michelin Selfseal tires.”

How The Tires Work

If a nail or screw punctures a Selfseal tire and remains in place, the sealant surrounds the object to help seal the puncture and avoid air loss. If the object punctures the tire and comes back out, the sealant is designed to fill tread punctures up to a quarter-inch in diameter.

The sealant is 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.

Ford says the tires seal 90 percent 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. Results are based on Michelin internal analytical testing so actual results may vary.

2020 Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is the first SUV in the world to offer Michelin Selfseal tires, which are standard on Explorer Platinum and Explorer Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive models, and optional on Explorer Limited two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models. Tire size for all models is 255/55R-20.

“The all-new Explorer is designed to help our customers feel unstoppable and worry-free,” said Craig Patterson, Explorer marketing manager. “The availability of these new Michelin Selfseal tires is another great example of that.”

All Explorer models are equipped with a spare tire.

Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  »

Ford Explorer XLT FWD

Exterior:

White

Interior:

Ebony Black

Mileage:

6

Engine:

2.3 L

Model #:

K7D

VIN:

1FM5K7DH4KGB52913

Stock #:

KGB52913

Selling Price:  
$35,000
View Details

Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills offers this 2019 Ford Explorer located in North Richland Hills,TX. Your Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2019 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the...   Read More

Ford Explorer XLT FWD

Exterior:

White

Interior:

Medium Stone/med Lt Stone

Mileage:

6

Engine:

2.3 L

Model #:

K7D

VIN:

1FM5K7DH8KGB52915

Stock #:

KGB52915

Selling Price:  
$35,000
View Details

Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills offers this 2019 Ford Explorer located in North Richland Hills,TX. Your Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2019 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the...   Read More

Ford Explorer Limited FWD

Exterior:

White

Interior:

Ebony Leather

Mileage:

80

Engine:

3.5 L

Model #:

K7F

VIN:

1FM5K7F86KGA71912

Stock #:

KGA71912

Selling Price:  
$47,500
View Details

Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills offers this 2019 Ford Explorer located in North Richland Hills,TX. Your Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2019 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the...   Read More

Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

Exterior:

White

Interior:

Ebony Black W/red Accent Leather

Mileage:

5

Engine:

3.5 L

Model #:

K8G

VIN:

1FM5K8GT5KGB06514

Stock #:

KGB06514

Selling Price:  
$49,000
View Details

Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills offers this 2019 Ford Explorer located in North Richland Hills,TX. Your Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2019 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the...   Read More

Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

Exterior:

Silver

Interior:

Ebony Black W/red Accent Leather

Mileage:

5

Engine:

3.5 L

Model #:

K8G

VIN:

1FM5K8GT2KGB06518

Stock #:

KGB06518

Selling Price:  
$46,500
View Details

Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills offers this 2019 Ford Explorer located in North Richland Hills,TX. Your Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2019 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the...   Read More

Ford Explorer XLT FWD

Exterior:

Gray

Interior:

Ebony Black

Mileage:

6

Engine:

3.5 L

Model #:

K7D

VIN:

1FM5K7D89KGB06493

Stock #:

KGB06493

Selling Price:  
$41,000
View Details

Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills offers this 2019 Ford Explorer located in North Richland Hills,TX. Your Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2019 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the...   Read More

Ford Explorer XLT FWD

Exterior:

Gray

Interior:

Ebony Black

Mileage:

2,142

Engine:

3.5L V6 24V MPFI DOHC

Model #:

K7D

VIN:

1FM5K7D81JGB56772

Stock #:

S81419

Selling Price:  
$42,340
View Details

Fritts Ford offer this 2018 Ford Explorer located in Riverside,CA. Your Fritts Ford CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2018 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the benefits of being a CarProUSA priority customer.This front wheel drive Ford Explorer...   Read More

Ford Explorer XLT FWD

Exterior:

Burgundy

Interior:

Md Lt Stone

Mileage:

101

Engine:

3.5 L

Model #:

K7D

VIN:

1FM5K7D85KGA76747

Stock #:

GA76747

Selling Price:  
$41,220
View Details

Tomball Ford offers this 2019 Ford Explorer located in Tomball,TX. Your Tomball Ford CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2019 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the benefits of being a CarProUSA priority customer.This front wheel drive Ford Explorer...   Read More

Ford Explorer Limited FWD

Exterior:

Black

Interior:

Ebony Black Leather

Mileage:

6

Engine:

3.5 L

Model #:

K7F

VIN:

1FM5K7F8XKGA95825

Stock #:

KGA95825

Selling Price:  
$46,500
View Details

Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills offers this 2019 Ford Explorer located in North Richland Hills,TX. Your Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2019 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the...   Read More

Ford Explorer XLT FWD

Exterior:

White

Interior:

Ebony Black

Mileage:

6

Engine:

3.5 L

Model #:

K7D

VIN:

1FM5K7D86KGA87871

Stock #:

KGA87871

Selling Price:  
$44,500
View Details

Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills offers this 2019 Ford Explorer located in North Richland Hills,TX. Your Sam Pack's 5 Star Ford - North Richland Hills CarProUSA Specialist will personally prepare this new 2019 Ford Explorer for a pressure free test drive and walk you through the...   Read More

Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  »
There haven't been any comments left on this blog yet. Be the first to add one!.