However, taking matters into your own hands and changing a tire on the side of the road isn’t just inconvenient and messy, it can be dangerous. Besides the possibility of being struck by a passing vehicle, there is the risk of injury from the vehicle falling off its jack – especially when the tire changer is inexperienced.
To avoid these potential risks, consumer tire and wheel experts at www.tirerack.com are featuring a new solution to the conventional tire changing process.
The ContiComfortKit is an all-in-one tire repair and inflation kit that allows motorists to fix a flat tire quickly, easily and with minimum mess. The vehicle does not have to be manually jacked up and the damaged tire does not have to be removed. The driver doesn’t even have to remove the object that caused the tire to go flat in the first place.
The stranded motorist simply needs to plug the device into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter or 12-volt power outlet, attach the flexible hose onto the tire’s valve stem, then stand back and let a powerful compressor do what it does best, take care of business.
As the tire fills with up to 43psi of air, a liquid latex sealant is also injected to close punctures caused by common road hazards such as nails and screws up to one-quarter-inch in diameter. The entire process takes about seven minutes and lets drivers safely travel up to 125 miles at 50 MPH to a repair shop where a new tire can be installed.
Backlit instructions and an illuminated pressure gauge make the ContiComfortKit, approved by Germany’s strict TUV motor vehicle department, easy to use day or night. Its compressor can also be used without the sealant to maintain proper tire pressures year round.
The reusable ContiComfortKit costs $75 from www.tirerack.com and works on most cars, minivans and SUVs with wheels between ten and 22-inches in diameter. Latex refill cartridges are also available for $25. Courtesy of ARA Content