Protect and repair your tyres with a range of tyre care products from Slime
The last thing you want on your car is a flat tyre. Whether you find it as you're leaving to head into the office, half way through a summer road trip or even on the edge of a 4x4 trail, a flat tyre can spell all sorts of mishap and can even leave you stranded without the correct equipment and know-how. With a range of tyre care products, Slime have literally reinvented the wheel when it comes to fixing a puncture on the side of the road. Some of the Slime range includes tyre sealant, tyre plug kits, rubber cement, tyre pressure gauges, spare tyre valves, valve caps, puncture repair kits and patches for bicycles, 12V tyre inflators, tyre tread depth gauges, valve cores and more. Since 1989, Slime have been committed to quality by providing consumers with a complete line that gives road users the tools they need to care for their tyres, save money and stay safe on the road. Keeping a range of Slime products in any car is a worthwhile investment, particularly in cars that often undertake long drives or remote explorations such as 4 wheel drives or caravan tow rigs.
As the name suggests, Slime's powerhouse and flagship product is their unique green tyre Slime which is a specially formulated sealant designed to fill and plug punctures in the tyre. The sealant coats the inside of tyre or inner tube within the tread area and allows the product to seal tread area punctures. The escaping air from the puncture carries the Slime straight to the puncture and the liquid properties escape while the fibrous materials remain to bind, build up and intertwine to leave a flexible tyre plug in place of the gap. Tyre Slime is a great product to keep on hand for long trips where the potential for multiple tyre failures is higher as a vehicle generally only has one spare tyre. You can also keep your Slime to repair small punctures so that you have the peace of mind of still having a fully intact tyre in the instance that you have a larger tyre failure such as a total blow-out, de-bead or other issue which can't be simply repaired on the side of the road. It is important to keep a tyre inflator or 12V compressor in your car on longer trips to re-fill the tyre after you have repaired it.
Keeping on top of tyre maintenance is imperative to preventing punctures and giving your car a better chance of making a long trip with all tyres remaining intact. A tyre maintenance routine will also help to make the most out of your tyres and increase the window between costly tyre changes. No one wants to change a tyre on the side of a busy road and they only ever seem to let go with the worst possible timing. The main thing which can be done to protect your tyres is a good wheel alignment and healthy steering components, however you can go one step further with some of the products from Slime. Using a Slime tyre pressure gauge to keep on top of pressure and keeping them within spec or using Slime Super Duty Tyre Sealant to add an extra layer of protection on tubeless tyres.