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ResQ Plus – automatic tire repairer and inflator


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Getting a flat tire is typically a pretty naff exercise all round. For one thing there’s the roadside argument about who’s fault it was, then there’s the scratching of heads as all on-board realize they have no idea whether there’s a spare, and if there is, where it’s located. Or how to retrieve it.

But now you don’t have to do all that stuff. Just dig out this little ResQ Plus box, attach it to the tire valve and it will pump sealant into the tire to seal the hole and inflate the thing at the same time. Pretty miraculous, we think you’ll agree. The whole thing is powered by the car’s battery via the cigar lighter, and it even comes with a handy light in case you’re doing all this stuff in the dark.

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The device comes with its own tire pressure gauge so you can check on progress, and there’s also a deflate button for some reason. Oh and there are adapters for bicycle tires, balls and inflatable toys, so that’s good news too we’re thinking. It will repair tears caused by objects up to 6mm in size, and while it’s just a temporary get you home fix, it will give you 125 miles of range at a limp home speed of up to 50mph, which ain’t bad. Priced at $69.95.

 ResQ Plus   automatic tire repairer and inflator

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



  • kiwipop

    Not wanting to appear negative — but! Who pays for the TPMS sensor that is destroyed by the sealant? (TPMS = tire pressure monitoring system)

    • http://www.redferret.net/ Nigel Powell

      It’s a good question. I guess it’s a choice the user has to make. Get home quicker/easier, spend more on the sensor replacement. Of course not all cars have them yet, so it’s not necessarily going to be a factor (especially at the budget end?).

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