The 2020 Ford Explorer will come with several new features and enhancements, and while they all look incredible, there is one that got our attention immediately. Ford collaborated with Michelin, and, together, they’ve come up with a new type of self-healing tires.
“Nothing derails a family vacation like a flat tire,” Joseph Billman, Ford wheel and tire engineer, comments. “Explorer is the ultimate road trip family hauler – and it’s the perfect fit for these new Michelin Selfseal tires.”
When you will be driving the future 2020 Ford Explorer, you won’t have to worry about flat tires anymore. The newly designed tires will be able to deal with the regular screen and nail punctures. More than that, the tires self-seal in order to “dramatically slow the rate at which air leaks.”
Say goodbye to tire punctures with the 2020 Ford Explorer’s self-healing tires
The rubber of the new tires is able to seal up to 90 percent of tread punctures with a diameter up to 0.25 inches. The Michelin Selfseal tires will be used for an SUV for the first time on the 2020 Ford Explorer is launched. The tires will be available on the Platinum and Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive versions. Drivers can also choose to get them optionally.
“The all-new Explorer is designed to help our customers feel unstoppable and worry-free,” Craig Patterson, Explorer marketing manager, adds. “The availability of these new Michelin Selfseal tires is another great example of that.”
According to Michelin, these self-healing tires slow down air pressure loss to less than 15 pounds per square inch per week. These new tires should be incredibly useful, especially when you can stop on the road to replace a flat tire. More than that, a punctured rubber won’t make you lose control of your car, which enhances safety.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.