A perfect solution
Automotive engineers are under increasing pressure to meet stringent
regulatory requirements including aggressive program weight and cost
targets. For over 2 decades, ITW has introduced alternative solutions
to the spare tire that have been adopted by leading global OEM auto
manufacturers to address these objectives.
Recognizing less than 50% of the population today is physically
incapable of changing a spare tire and only 29% has ever changed a
spare tire themselves, tire repair kits have become a viable solution in the
market place and a growing placement in many flagship platforms.
User clinics indicate overwhelming technology acceptance when
properly explained and demonstrated for its ease of use and
convenience to the spare tire.
Advantages of technology
Ease of Use
Intuitive system with no heavy lifting required. Over 50% of drivers are physically incapable of changing a tire and only 29% has ever changed a tire.
Convenient & Safe
Driver is back on the road in half the time required to change a spare or wait for roadside service. (Repair under 12 minutes)
Portable compressor provides ability to top off tires anywhere when TPMS alert signals.
Smaller footprint for more trunk space over spare tire.
80% lighter than carrying a spare tire with tools improve fuel economy.