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Self Sealing Falken 'Coreseal' Hits the Market! | Hometyre Mobile Puncture Repairs

Seal-sealing tyres aren't a rare tyre. Quite the contrary. Often found in the bigger SUV market and particularly on VAG (Volkswagen Audi Group) products that aren't supplied with a spare. Self-sealing tyres contain a thick gel like layer on the internal three quarters of the tyre that covers the tread area. In the event of a puncture (below 5mm) this thick gel will be pushed along-side the object creating an airtight seal allowing the user to continue their journey. They may not even notice it's happened!

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Falken, an old Japanese brand from 1983, have been performing research into this area and have created a proprietary system stemming from the above nicknamed 'Coreseal'. Currently these tyres will only be available in Europe in their all-season format (Falken AS210) in both 175/65R15 and 255/45R20 sizes. To ensure the best safety possible, Falken also recommends the vehicle be equipped with a TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and that punctures should be checked by a tyre professional should they occur. The main downside to leaving a puncture alone in a sealed tyre is that the object can start to rust or move about causing more damage making the area around the puncture more brittle. This could eventually lead to a blow-out.

We at Hometyre will repair a seal tyre if it is safe and legal to do so, as well as it being of economic value to the customer. There is much more work to repair a self sealing tyre compared to a conventional tyre due to that thick layer of gel. This will need to be scrapped away, cleaned back and the puncture repair performed.

If you're looking at purchasing a set of self sealing tyres or need help with a puncture in one, why not give us a call on 0333 444 5454 to book your slot! 

 


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