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Solve Flat Tire Woes With Commercial Sealant

tire sealant

Because of the nature of the sweeping business, flat tires from punctures happen all too often. What many people don't realize is that a tire sealant designed to solve this problem can be injected into a tubeless tire before you have a puncture. When an object does penetrate the tire, escaping air from the tire forces the sealant to the hole, usually sealing it. The only drawback we've heard of is an occasional tendency toward vibration at high speeds with some such products.

Another way to approach the problem is to have on board several cans of pressurized sealant designed to be put into a tire when it goes flat. These work fairly well, too, but more than one can is usually needed for a truck tire and you run a greater risk of damaging the tire. If you use these, be sure to get the cans with an attached hose, not one where the can itself screws onto the tire valve. That way you will be able to reach your inside duals.

If you use either of the above methods to get back on the road, be sure to have the tire repaired properly at the first opportunity unless the type of sealant you use is designed to be a long-term fix.

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