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New 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum Will Include Puncture-Resistant Tires

March 14th, 2019

Nothing brings a West Michigan road trip or a morning commute to a screeching halt like a flat tire. Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids sees our fair share of tire punctures in our Service Center, ranging from things we’re able to patch to utter catastrophes. Running over something like a nail happens to the best of us, and that’s why we’re pleased to share that some trim levels of the 2020 Ford Explorer will come standard with Michelin Safeseal® tires!

These tires have a special membrane inside of them that work to surround objects and fill holes in the tire tread. As the membrane is forced into the void by the higher pressure inside, the tire stays sealed long enough for you to notice and get to Borgman to have it patched. This recent article from Ford explains more about the tires and why they chose them for the 2020 Ford Explorer – due out later this year. Here are some excerpts from the article:

Spare The Flat Tire Fiascos: All-New Ford Explorer Introduces Michelin Selfseal Tires Designed To Keep Road Trips Rolling

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, another vehicle tire was punctured. Across the United States, flat tires will leave millions of motorists every year on the side of the road, jack in hand and gravel on knees.

Now, the all-new Ford Explorer offers a way to keep road-trippers on track as they #ExploreOurAmerica in the form of new Michelin Selfseal® tires. Designed to withstand common nail and screw punctures, these environmentally friendly tires are lined with a natural rubber sealant to fill most tread punctures and dramatically slow the rate at which air leaks – helping ensure your road trip continues without interruption.

“Nothing derails a family vacation like a flat tire,” said Joseph Billman, Ford wheel and tire engineer. “Explorer is the ultimate road trip family hauler – and it’s the perfect fit for these new Michelin Selfseal tires.”

Explorer is the first SUV in the world to offer Michelin Selfseal tires, which are standard on Explorer Platinum and Explorer Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive models, and optional 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.”

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Get Adventure-Ready at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids

If you’re planning your next big adventure in West Michigan and need a vehicle that’s up for the challenge, visit Borgman Ford today! We have a huge selection of New Ford SUVs of all sizes and configurations, so there’s sure to be one that matches your towing needs, off-road capability, passenger or cargo capacity, and budget. If you’re chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel of the New 2020 Ford Explorer, Contact Us soon and we’ll let you know when they arrive later this year, or help you build your own!

If you found this post because you need new tires, the Borgman Service Center has a huge selection of new tires from name-brand manufacturers including Michelin – check our latest Service Specials and Schedule Your Appointment Online. Come see why we’re the Best in the West!


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