Our previous blog discussed how critical correct tire care and maintenance is to ensure safety for every vehicle and person on the road. In addition to making sure your tires are ready for #ACTion by checking their air pressure, condition and tread, another important element is that when your tires need repaired, you bring your vehicle to an experienced technician who uses TECH’s leading tire repair products.
With over a billion tires repaired around the world using TECH products, our 80+ years of experience has enabled us to build an extensive product portfolio with expertly manufactured repairs available for a multitude of vehicle applications and injury severity.
The only way to properly repair a tire is to remove it from the wheel, as this allows for a thorough inspection. Doing so will enable technicians to check the tire and inner liner, pinpoint the exact location of the damage, assess the angle to be performed for the repair and also clean and prepare the area with TECH’s 704 Rub-O-Matic Cleaner to ensure a safe repair.
TECH provides all the required repair materials, chemicals, and tools that technicians need for expert repairs which are regularly audited by the world’s leading tire manufacturers and retread companies. With products meeting industry standards including BS AU 159 and ECE 108/109, TECH provides customers with repairs that:
- Last much longer than the life of a tire
- Meet and exceed all international repair standards
- Are tested 5 times more than a new tire
Technicians can then safely identify the correct repair method and products such as TECH’s Uni-Seal Ultra range of one-piece combination repair units. TECH Uni-Seal provide a simple, quick, and safe method to properly repair both radial and bias tires. Tires repaired with TECH’s Uni-Seal repairs are permanently filled by the stem and strengthened by a thick, non-fabric-reinforced rubber cap.
The stem and cap of the repair are then sealed and vulcanized to the tire with TECH’s own thick chemical cushion gum. TECH Uni-Seal Repairs are available with grey cushion gum for chemical cure applications or with Thermacure gum for heat cure applications.
Additionally, the TECH Uni-Seal Ultra Max range has been expertly manufactured to repair 10mm and 13mm prepared injuries on commercial truck, agricultural, industrial, and small OTR tires. With updated design innovations and unique reinforcement, as well as advanced rubber compounding and construction, TECH Uni-Seal Max repairs are produced with multi-layer cross-weave reinforcement for radial or bias tires and a lead wire moulded in the stem for quick installation, introducing cost saving benefits.