Product Comparison - Ride-On Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between Ride-On Tire Protection Tire Sealant and other products, sold in aerosol cans?

A: Aerosol inflators are designed to provide only a temporary repair of flat tires. The driver should immediately take the car to the nearest gas station for a permanent repair. Please warn the service technician that an aerosol flat-fixer has been used . The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a consumer advisory, warning motorists and repair shops about dangers of aerosol flat-tire fixers. Many of these aerosol sealants contain propellants that are usually highly flammable. A spark could ignite the flammable gas in the tire, setting off an explosion, and cause a serious injury. The labels on aerosol flat-fixers, like those on any aerosol, warn against storing the cans in temperatures over 120ºF (49ºC), a temperature that can easily be reached on any summer day in an enclosed area of a car. Other aerosols contain ozone depleting compounds and carcinogens. Repair shops complain that aerosol flat-fixers coat the inside of a tire with a gummy residue that is hard to scrape off. In many cases, permanent patches won't stick to the tire after an aerosol flat-fixer has been used for temporary repairs, so the tire must be replaced. Ride-On tire sealant provides you with full time preventative protection against flat tires. You won't have to waste time fumbling with nozzles and directions during a rainstorm, on the side of a dangerous highway, or at night in a bad neighborhood. You also will not have to worry about future delays, down time and a trip to the repair shop. Ride-On also extends tire life, eliminates porosity leaks and helps tires remain properly inflated.

Q: How come other sealant manufacturers require you to install 2 to 3 times as much sealant as with Ride-On?

A: Years of research and field testing of the Ride-On has led to development of the most advanced tire sealant on the market. We have developed dosage tables prescribing the correct amount of Ride-On to be installed in a variety of popular tire/wheel size configurations. When properly installed, Ride-On will not affect the tire balance, even in high speed passenger vehicle applications. Other sealant manufacturers prescribe arbitrary installation amounts of their sealants, and claim that it will work well with any wheel/rim size. According to their instructions, the same amount of sealant would be installed in a P185/60R15 tire as in a P325/50R15 tire. With the Ride-On , 2 times as much sealant would be prescribed for the P325/50R15 tire as in the P185/60R15. This scientific approach of installing the correct amount of sealant to coat the entire inner tread area of the tire will ensure proper protection of the tires and eliminate potential balancing problems. If not enough sealant is installed, NO tire sealant can perform as designed, and the tire will experience out of balance problems. If too much sealant is installed, the tire will also have balance problems. Therefore, it is critical that the correct amount of Ride-On be installed for your tire size. A vehicle properly equipped with Ride-On will benefit from better handling, better fuel economy, longer lasting tires, and most importantly, a safer ride.
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