All new Ford Explorer sports Michelin's Selfseal tyres

Mar 14, 2019   Tier Suppliers

All-new Ford Explorer is available with new Michelin Selfseal tyres; these proprietary tyres are lined with an environmentally friendly rubber sealant designed to fill most common tread punctures from nails and screws, dramatically slowing the rate at which air leaks.

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


Michelin Selfseal tyres 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. Results are based on Michelin internal analytical testing. 


Explorer is the first SUV in the world to offer Michelin Selfseal tyres, 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. All Explorer models are equipped with a spare tire.


If a nail or screw punctures a Selfseal tyre and remains in place, the sealant surrounds the object to help seal the puncture and avoid air loss. If the object punctures the tyre 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 tyre should be inspected and repaired by a qualified tyre professional.


Michelin Selfseal tyres are designed to help avoid dangerous side-of-the-road stops, lost time and loss of vehicle control.

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