Emergency Tire Repair Products Ithaca NY

A flat tire at a jobsite is no fun. Thinner, less robust utility trailer tires are especially vulnerable. Tow vehicles routinely throw objects into the path of trailers, and when trailers veer toward a road's shoulder, they encounter all kinds of puncture-ready debris.

Local Companies

Pete''s Tire Service
(607) 257-0018
432 Bone Plain Rd
Freeville, NY
Wilcox Tires & Service Centers
(607) 753-3344
260 Tompkins St
Cortland, NY
Mavis Discount Tire
(607) 277-3800
231 Elmira Rd
Ithaca, NY
Willcox Tire
233 Elmira Road
Ithaca, NY
Sears Roebuck & Co.
(607) 257-5365
40 Catherwood Road
Ithaca, NY
Bruce''s Tire & Auto Service
(607) 277-8473
740 S Meadow St
Ithaca, NY
Wilcox Tires & Service Centers
(607) 273-6310
233 Elmira Rd
Ithaca, NY
Honda Of Ithaca
(607) 273-1926
315 Elmira Rd
Ithaca, NY
OShea Tire Service
(607) 753-3329
270 Tompkins St.
Cortland, NY
Sears Store #6626
(607) 257-5365
40 Catherwood Rd
Ithaca, NY

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Source: TOOLS OF THE TRADE Magazine
Publication date: September 21, 2008

By Michael Morris

A flat tire at a jobsite is no fun. Thinner, less robust utility trailer tires are especially vulnerable. Tow vehicles routinely throw objects into the path of trailers, and when trailers veer toward a road's shoulder, they encounter all kinds of puncture-ready debris.

Accessories Marketing Inc., the maker of Slime emergency tire repair products familiar to bicyclists, now offers a way to prevent flats in trailer tires. Users can pre-load tubeless trailer tires with Slime Tire Sealant, a viscous, nondrying liquid containing fibers that act like platelets in blood. When a puncture occurs, the escaping air forces the fibers into the opening, where they congeal to form a durable plug.

The nontoxic, nonaerosol sealant can temporarily heal multiple punctures at a time and seal holes up to one-quarter inch. After a tire is refilled, it's ready for normal use until a permanent repair is made, which the manufacturer recommends for safety and is required to restore most tire warranties.

The sealant fills through a tire's air valve, and it remains active in a tire for up to two years. It is available in 16-ounce squeeze bottles for onboard emergency kits, one-gallon and five-gallon containers, and 55-gallon drums. A Smart Repair Kit is also available that includes sealant, a12-volt air compressor, and a tire-pressure gauge. 888-457-5463. www.slime.com .

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