Getting a flat tire is never convenient. That is why Ford
has partnered with Michelin® to equip the all-new Ford Explorer with available
Selfseal® tires. These proprietary tires will come with a unique rubber sealant
that will be able to fill about 90% of tread punctures up to a quarter-inch in
These tires will come standard on the Explorer Platinum and
Explorer Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive models and will be available on
Explorer Limited two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models.
“The all-new Explorer is designed to help our customers feel unstoppable and worry-free,” said Craig Patterson, Explorer marketing manager. “The availability of these new Michelin® Selfseal® tires is another great example of that.”
With these tires, they slow the loss of air pressure with a puncture to less than 15 pounds per square inch per week. This could give you time to finish your family vacation or at least make it to your preferred tire store to buy a replacement. For even more security, all Explorer models come standard with a spare tire.
The sealant inside the Selfseal® tires surrounds any
puncturing object to seal the hole. If the object falls out, the sealant should
fill the tread puncture to slow air loss.
With the recent changeover from the Ford National Body Shop Network to the Ford Certified Collision Network in the United States, several auto body shops and mechanics must reapply for certification in order to take advantage of the new program. Luckily, with several local, certified shops in the vicinity, drivers can get exactly what they need from quality, trusted Ford-certified mechanics.
For example: If your prized F-150 is
involved in a\ fender bender on the interstate and you are in desperate need of
an original equipment manufacturer, you can call your nearest Ford-certified
expert and be on your way in no time with repairs you can trust.
According to the official press
release, The Ford Certified Collision Network offers repair instructions, what
you need to know about vehicle inspections, and certification. Other features
include “performance metrics and proper repair verification.” Another exciting
feature of the Ford Certified Collision Network is a collision repair hotline
available to certified shops in the network. There are additional certification
options for mechanics and auto pros who are looking for something more as you
can choose to level up on advanced driver assistance systems and electric
Ford Certified Collision Network shops and additional resources can be found at collision.ford.com. Ford is currently accepting applications for certification. Here at Westland Ford, we are ready to align our service department with these new guidelines to provide the best service to our customers.