Frequently Asked Questions
What is a tire repair kit / system?
A tire repair kit or system consists of a high performance tire inflator and a tire repair sealant. The combination of both in a unit enables users to inflate flat tires and repair puncture tires. The compressor not only inflates the tire, but also directly pumps the sealant into the tire enabling a temporary fix to your flat tire. Today, tire repair kits are being deployed by automotive manufacturers replacing traditional heavy and bulky spare tires as a sustainable mobility alternative.
What is tire repair sealant?
It is a fluid used to repair punctures in flat tires. It can be applied after a puncture occurs to repair it, or applioed inadvance to prevent punctures. This chemical solution gets you back on road in just a few minutes. This is a temporary fix, and we still recommending too a qualified repair centre or authorised dealer for a Permanent fix.Active Seal® is an approved sealant validated by leading automotive manufacturers. Our sealant has nanotechnology.
What is preventive tire sealant?
Preventive sealants is applied to a tire before the puncture occurs. It acts as a pre-treated protective layer for your tire that seal the punctures simultaneously and keep you on the road. The sealant will remain in fluid condition inside the tire and only required to remove / change when you fix the tire.
Why do I need a tire repair kit in my vehicle?
In the event of a flat tire, you can safely and rapidly get back on the road without waiting for roadside assistance or having to deal with the challenges of changing the flat tire with a spare tire. Other benefits include a lighter vehicle in case the spare tire is removed from the trunk for better gas mileage, better pressure monitoring for optimal tire care, and last but not least it is the safer, faster, and easier alternative to spare tires.
Is AirMan® product easy enough for anyone to use?
Yes, AirMan® makes it easy for any person of any driving age, regardless of gender or physical ability to fix a flat tire. It is an intuitive and safe alternative to changing spare tires. Easy to follow instructions are provided with each AirMan® product.
Can I use AirMan® only for tire repair or also for everyday tire inflation?
AirMan® can be used for both purposes. It repairs punctures and/or inflates only. Most AirMan® products are supplied with adaptors for inflating everyday objects such as balls, bikes, and other inflatable objects.
Can AirMan® Tire Repair Kit replace the heavy spare tire in my vehicle or do I need both?
It is your choice: replace it or use both. But, you need at least one of them due to safety regulations. Most automobile manufacturers are standardizing on tire repair kits such as AirMan®.
Can I use AirMan® Tire Repair Kit on any tire?
Yes, you can use the inflator to inflate and maintain pressure on almost any tire including heavy duty vehicles such as trucks. To repair a tire, you must only ensure that you have enough sealant for your tire volume. To find out which AirMan® sealant bottle you need for which vehicle, please visit the product section.
How do I know which AirMan® Tire Repair Kit is suitable for my vehicle tires?
AirMan® is suitable for every kind of vehicle. AirMan® offers the right tire repair solution sized with the right compressor strength and sealant volume for your vehicle. You can find out which AirMan® is right for you by going to our product section.
In which instances can I use my AirMan® tire repair?
AirMan® can be used in many instances regardless of outside temperature or the time of the day. With AirMan, you can repair punctures which are up to 6 mm or 1/4” in the tire's tread area. AirMan® can also be used for tire pressure monitoring for optimal tire care.
How does AirMan® ResQ series Tire Repair Kit work?
For the steps of your, refer to the instructions included with the AirMan® packaging. A typical sequence of steps for AirMan® tire repair solutions consists of:
Connect compressor to the sealant bottle.
Connect sealant bottle hose to the tire valve.
Connect compressor plug to the power.
Start engine and leave your car running during operation period.
Turn on the compressor. Watch for the sealant to be fully pumped into the tire and observe tire pressure gauge.
Continue tire inflation (max. 30 min. operation) until you reach the desired tire pressure.
Turn Switch off. Drive vehicle approx. 8km/5miles to ensure repair sealant is applied. Maximum speed 80 km/h (50 mph).
How long does it take to fix a flat tire with AirMan?
It depends on the size of the tire and how much existing pressure remains in the tire. A typical passenger car tire will take approximately 3 – 4 minutes starting from a complete flat tire.
What do I need to do if the sealant comes out and does not fill the tire?
Stop the operation by turning off AirMan® and disconnect the bottle hose from the tire valve. Wash off with water the tire, rim and bottle opening and try the repair operation again. Do not exceed this operation for over 10 minutes. If the sealant has not fully dispensed into the tire, then you should stop all operation and call for roadside assistance.
How do I know the sealant is correctly being pumped in the tire?
You can see that the bottle will be emptied thanks to the transparent AirMan® sealant bottle.
How do I know when to stop the inflation of the tire?
In case of a repair, the sealant bottle should become empty. You will use an entire bottle sized for your vehicle for one puncture. While the inflator is pumping air into the tire, check your tire pressure by reading the pressure gauge/manometer until you reach the desired manufacturer recommended pressure.
How long will the AirMan® tire repair sealant fix last?
Up to 200 km or 125 miles.
How fast can I drive with an AirMan® repaired tire?
Automotive industry recommendation: Maximum 80 km/h or 50 mph speed (same as for spare tires).
When do I need to replace the tire repaired by AirMan®?
We recommend changing your repaired tire before you reach 200 km or 125 miles driving limit. This is the maximum driving distance recommended by the automotive industry.
Do I need to call roadside assistance at any point in an event of a tire problem?
You will need to call roadside assistance or completely change your tire using the spare if the damage on the tire is a sidewall puncture or if the tire is cracked. In these situations, the tire can never be repaired nor patched by a service tire shop and unfortunately, these damages are not covered under the warranty of the tire manufacturers.
What types of tire punctures can Active Seal® Tire Repair Sealant fix?
Active Seal® Tire Repair Sealant can repair a thread puncture of up to 6 mm or 1/4” in size using a valve-through hard bottle sealant.
How strong is the sealant?
The AirMan® particle gel technology sealant Active Seal® is approved and used by the automobile industry. It is an industrial strength product that gives you the advantage of a trustworthy repair while being water-based and safe for you, the environment, and your vehicle.
Is the sealant safe for my tire if it gets in contact with the rim?
Yes, it is. AirMan® sealant does not cause rust or corrosion on any type of rim or tire.
What are the recommended storage and operating temperatures for AirMan’s sealant?
Between -20°C and +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
What is the sealant made of?
The AirMan® sealant is a green recipe made up of natural rubber and water.
Is the sealant safe?
The AirMan® sealant is water soluble and not dangerous nor hazardous to humans in normal use, but should not be ingested in quantities or come in contact with eyes. It is a non-flammable and non-toxic product.