Tyre Blowouts- Just How Costly Are They?

Truck tyre blow out

Every day we talk to customers about the financial impact of tyre blowouts on not just them, but also on all those around them. The immediate impact is felt by the driver who not only faces the cost of repair to the vehicle but also potential medical costs associated with injuries and recovery, leading to unpredicted and lengthy downtime. The direct costs can quickly mount up and result in a concerning financial impact.

The largest cost of a puncture in any situation – Downtime!

But have you thought about the ripple effect beyond the driver and vehicle?

Disruptions: Delays in day-to-day operational management can have devastating financial consequences on a business. Pre-planned fleet operations suffer when a vehicle is in repair, resulting in delays, missed deliveries and increased labour costs whilst the remaining fleet shoulders the workload.

Downtime: Unpredicted downtime can be crippling for a business, especially if replacement tyres or repairs take longer than expected. Each working day a vehicle is out of commission the impact is felt on delivery schedules or appointments, and could result in potential contract penalties, unhappy customers and negative reviews. Ultimately, downtime will result in a loss of business opportunities and revenue.

Negative Reviews: As businesses, we all strive to maintain excellent customer service reviews and feedback as part of our brand vision and mission. Tyre blowouts can have a direct impact on the customer, causing inconvenience and in some cases frustrations for all when delivery promises are missed.

Higher Maintenance Overheads: Often a blowout is a result of an underlying issue with the tyres or vehicle systems, such as low inflation from punctures or poor tyre maintenance. Unexpected and unbudgeted maintenance costs, coupled with the financial impact of downtime, can have a far-reaching impact on businesses.

Rise in Insurance Costs: An increase in insurance premiums can, in some cases, be applicable as a result of tyre blowouts. If an insurance company considers the incident to be potentially high risk the knock-on effect of investigations, filing claims and disputes (to name just a few) can be costly, time-consuming and highly stressful.

Whichever way it’s looked at, tyre blowouts have the potential to have long-term implications on a business. Whether that be poor customer reviews, rising maintenance costs or operational delays and disruptions, the impact on income and profits could slow growth and financial stability. Persistent tyre blowouts to operational vehicles will, inevitably, question the viability of the business.

Give Air-Seal Products a call today on +44 (0) 1823 674411 for a discussion on how our premier tyre sealants can assist your fleet. Air-Seal Products – The perfect solution for your tyre management.

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The 175th Anniversary of the Dunster Show

Air-Seal Products tyre sealant demonstration at the dunster show

The Dunster Show, situated on the edge of Exmoor National Park on the lawns below Dunster Castle, provides a unique opportunity to see the best of Somerset farming and livestock, alongside entertainment for a fun day out for all the family.

The one-day show has all the family favourites you would expect for a traditional agricultural show including horses, cattle, sheep, a shopping village, and food hall full of local produce. The main ring provided captivating performances throughout the day, featuring Mia Rodley and her Heart of Horsemanship equestrian display team, a falconry demonstration from K & H Falconry, the popular vintage machinery parade, and the Young Farmers tractor tug of war.

This historic event has grown exponentially since Air-Seal Products last visited in 2019. This year we had the pleasure of supporting ARK ATVs Ltd, who have been loyal customers since the business was established in 2000. The local show gave us the opportunity to catch-up with several familiar faces, including Teresa Wort Mindfulness Coach, Rob Hookway from Amherst and Shapland, and Alan & Tracey Gammon who get our tyre sealant installed by R White’s Agri Tyres, another one of our other loyal trade customers.

Air-Seal Products director, Kerstin Burnand, had this to say about the show; “The day has gone so quickly! We saw so many people that we know, and a lot of the other exhibitors are keen to become trade distributors for us. The Dunster Show has grown so much since we were last here so we are definitely glad we exhibited!”.

If you would like to see what other upcoming exhibitions Air-Seal Products will be attending, click here. If you would like to find out more about the Dunster Show, click here.

A Muddy Honiton Agricultural Show 2023

Air-Seal Products tyre sealant at The Honiton Agricultural Show 2023

Air-Seal Products exhibited at one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country this month – The Honiton Agricultural Show. Initial worries of our exhibition stand being flooded were washed away by the afternoon as the weather improved and footfall increased.

The Honiton Agricultural Show is run by Honiton & District Agricultural Association – “Where Farming Comes First”  and is held annually on the first Thursday in August. “It is a showcase for the best of local farming, produce, crafts and rural skills.” said a spokesperson for the show.

We had the opportunity to catch-up with several of our trade customers at the show including Denleys Agricultural Engineers and Harpers Feeds. As well as multiple visits from friends enjoying a family day out.

Air-Seal Products demonstrated the benefits of our range of premier products to the community. Despite the rain in the morning, the sunshine came out in the afternoon, and the team thoroughly enjoyed showcasing our products to visitors with our famous tyre sealant demonstration.

Air-Seal Products’ directors, Alex and Kerstin Burnand, had this to say about the show; “There were so many farmers who are already buying our products from our trade customers, such as Mole Valley Farmers, so it was a great opportunity to inform them of our other packaging options for bigger applications. Our stand was in a great location and we will definitely be exhibiting again next year. Though getting the mud off everything will certainly be a challenge!”.

If you would like to see what other upcoming exhibitions Air-Seal Products will be attending, click here. To find out more about The Honiton Agricultural Show, click here.

Supporting Harpers Feeds at Yealmpton Show

Air-Seal Products tyre sealant at Yealmpton Show

Air-Seal Products had the pleasure of supporting one of our trade customers, Harpers Feeds, at Yealmpton Show on the 26th of July 2023. There was an excellent turnout for the one-day show in Plymouth, despite the very wet weather!

Many locals entered the livestock competitions with their cattle, sheep, and horses, or took part in the gun dog and classic car displays. There were many smiling faces as individuals walked away from the show with rosettes and trophies, the tough competition making the win even more satisfying.

Attendees also had the opportunity to witness Jamie Squibb and his team performing incredible freestyle stunts while enjoying lunch from one of the various food stands offering local delicacies. Other trade stands included handmade crafts and agricultural merchants, machinery, and horticultural equipment.

Harpers Feeds is a long-established family owned business with over 140 years of experience in the rural and farming sector. They are your one-stop shop for all your farming and countryside needs and offer a range of innovative products and trusted farming brands, including Air-Seal Products premier tyre sealant.

UK Business Development Manager, Eddie Hutchings, exhibited alongside Harpers Feeds and demonstrated the effectiveness of our tyre sealant range to attendees. He had this to say: “It was great to support one of our trade customers at Yealmpton Show! It’s a shame about the weather but certainly didn’t stop punters from making the most of what we had to offer.” Harpers Feeds even walked away with first place for the most eye-catching and attractive agricultural merchant, machinery and horticultural equipment trade stand!

The Yealmpton Show will be back again next year on the last Wednesday of July. If you would like to find out more about the show, click here. If you would like more information on our range of premier tyre sealants, click here.

Air-Seal Products at the Mid Devon Show

Air-Seal Products general manager conducting a tyre sealant demonstration

The Air-Seal Products team exhibited at a very wet and muddy Mid Devon Show on the 22nd of July. The show has been running since 1993 and celebrates the best of farming and rural life in Mid Devon. There are a wide variety of attractions, competitions, and entertainment for all ages.

One of the main highlights of the Mid Devon Show was the livestock displays where farmers showcased their finest cattle, pigs, goats, and horses. The livestock competitions posed challenging decisions for the judges in selecting the champions from among the high quality entries. The local show also offered an array of stalls, featuring local artisans, crafters, food vendors, and information stands from various charities and organisations.

For the first time, Air-Seal Products exhibited at the one day show and demonstrated the benefits of our range of premier products to the community. Despite the rain, the team thoroughly enjoyed showcasing our products to the visitors and entertaining families with our famous tyre sealant demonstration. Ben Collard, general manager of Air-Seal Products had this to say: “The rain certainly hasn’t kept people away, it’s nice to see the community coming together to support the show and local businesses despite the wet weather!”.

The president of the show, Rose Chanin, commented on this years Mid Devon Show stating: “It’s been terribly wet, it was forecast, and people have come with raincoats, fairly well prepared for what promised to be a wet day sadly, but I’ve seen people making the most of it. They came prepared, families have been enjoying themselves, getting involved in the activities that have been on offer, going into all the features under the marquees so they can shelter from the rain.”

If you missed Air-Seal Products at the Mid Devon show, then take a look at our other upcoming events and the chance to witness our tyre sealant demonstration in person, or click here to find out more about the show.

New Website for The Premier Tyre Sealant

Air-Seal Products Premier Tyre Sealant New Website

Air-Seal Products are proud to announce the launch of our brand-new website, providing customers with an enhanced online experience and easy access to information on our premier tyre sealant range. The modern website showcases Air-Seal Products’ commitment to offering long-term solutions for puncture repair and tyre maintenance.

Our user-friendly site gives comprehensive information about our range of products and the benefits they offer for a wide variety of applications, such as on-road and off-road vehicles. The product pages highlight the unique qualities of each grade of tyre sealant, such as puncture repair capabilities, long-lasting formula, and ability to maintain tyre pressures over an extended period.

In addition to the informative content on our product range, the website offers an intuitive ordering system, allowing customers to conveniently purchase Air-Seal Products tyre sealants online. The streamlined checkout process ensures a hassle-free experience with multiple payment options available for added convenience. You can visit the shop directly by clicking here.

“We are thrilled to launch our new website and present our new branding to our customers. It reflects our dedication to providing high-quality tyre sealant solutions and exceptional customer service” said Alex Burnand, Managing Director of Air-Seal Products. “With the redesigned website, we aim to make it easier for customers to access information on our range of premier products with just a few clicks. We are confident that the user-friendly interface will greatly enhance our customer’s online experience.”

Air-Seal Products aims to expand its reach and serve customers more effectively by providing an online platform that offers convenience, information, and an enhanced shopping experience. Whether it’s for personal vehicles, commercial fleets, or off-road machinery, our tyre sealant range will revolutionise tyre maintenance and bring peace of mind to operators across the globe.

For more information about Air-Seal Products and to explore our range of tyre sealants, visit our new website at www.air-sealproducts.com.