New Device Simultaneously Repairs, Inflates Flat Tires

Users benefit from safety and peace of mind on the road

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 12 /PRNewswire/ — A new device capable of simultaneously repairing and inflating flat tires enables drivers with flat tires to stay mobile.

The ContiComfortKit from Continental Tire ($75) seals punctures up to a quarter-inch across and inflates tires up to 43 pounds per square inch (PSI). Drivers are then able to travel up to 125 miles at speeds up to 50 mph for proper repairs.

Weighing just 5.5 pounds the device retains vehicle mobility, eliminates the need for explosive cans of flat tire repair and reduces the chances drivers will have to change a tire themselves.

“It is essentially ‘extended mobility in a can,’” said Matt Edmonds, vice president of marketing at The Tire Rack. “Changing a tire on the side of the road isn’t only dirty, it is dangerous. With this simple all-in-one device, you’re safely back on the road in a few minutes.”

A 12-volt air compressor is paired with a replaceable cartridge of latex sealant in a single, compact package that fits in any vehicle. The system is compatible with tires up to 22-inches in diameter, including run flats, and won’t damage direct tire pressure monitoring system components.

A lighted air pressure gauge, backlit operating instructions and a flashlight offer safe nighttime operation. After use, a new latex cartridge, air hose and adapter kit ($25) restores readiness.

Both the ContiComfortKit and replacement parts are available at www.tirerack.com/cck or by calling 888-541-1777.

About The Tire Rack

The Tire Rack, headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, is America’s largest independent tire tester and direct retail and wholesale source for tires, wheels and performance accessories. Experts test tires from every major tire manufacturer on the company’s 10-acre test facility and post findings on the company’s website, www.tirerack.com, where consumers can make an educated decision on a tire or wheel purchase.

The Tire Rack has also collected results from more than 86,000 consumer surveys of 438 tire models representing 1.4 billion miles of real world tire data, the largest known cache of such information anywhere.

Since 1979, the family-owned company has grown from a single-point retail store in Indianapolis to encompass nearly 1.2 million square feet of warehouse space across the country. Any of the more than 8,000 SKUs from 16 major tire and 24 wheel brands can be delivered anywhere in the country in two days or less. More than 3,600 Recommended Installers are available to service customers nationwide.

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