Greenkeeping Efficiency

20 litre pail of Heavy Duty Sealant with Kubota machine

The Crucial Role of Tyre Sealant Maintenance as we move into Spring

The grass is growing, and the blossom is coming out – a true sign that the UK is well and truly moving into the vibrant season of spring. At this time of year, Greenkeepers often find themselves gearing up for the meticulous task of maintaining lush, healthy turf. Amidst the myriad of responsibilities, one aspect that often goes overlooked is the proper care of essential equipment, particularly the tyres on maintenance vehicles.

So, what are the benefits of building the pre-installation of Air-Seal’s premier tyre sealant into your regular maintenance routine? Aside from saving time and money, this strategic move will reward you with numerous benefits that you may not have considered….

Puncture Prevention

Our premier tyre sealant serves as a liquid-based proactive shield against potential punctures, a common concern when navigating diverse terrains. With the arrival of spring comes an increase in grass growth, which in turn leads to a heightened need for frequent equipment movement. By pre-installing tyre sealant, greenkeepers substantially reduce the risk of downtime caused by flat tyres, ensuring uninterrupted maintenance operations.

Increased Lifespan of Tyres

Statistics reveal that regular use of tyre sealants can extend the lifespan of tyres by up to 20%, a significant advantage for budgets. As demands on turf maintenance escalate during spring, preserving the longevity of tyres becomes paramount to minimise replacement costs and keep operations running smoothly.

Time and Cost Efficiency

Greenkeepers face tight schedules during the spring season, with numerous tasks demanding their attention. Our tyre sealant minimises the need for tyre repairs or replacements – contributing to time efficiency. This translates into cost savings, as both time and resources are optimised, allowing greenkeepers to focus on enhancing the overall health and aesthetics of their turf.

Environmental Impact

Beyond economic advantages, the use of our tyre sealant aligns with environmentally conscious practices – especially as our sealant has no shelf life. A reduction in tyre replacements not only conserves resources but also decreases the environmental footprint associated with tyre production and disposal.

Versatility Across Terrain

With Spring comes varying conditions, from damp mornings to sunny afternoons. As a liquid-based sealant, Air-Seal provides greenkeepers with the flexibility needed to adapt and navigate diverse terrains effortlessly. This adaptability ensures that maintenance vehicles can perform optimally, regardless of the weather and ground conditions.


As you gear up for the challenges of spring, there is no doubt that integrating our tyre sealant into your maintenance regimen proves to be a strategic investment. From preventing punctures and extending tyre lifespan to promoting cost and time efficiency, the benefits are undeniable. As grass growth intensifies, maintaining the reliability of turf maintenance equipment becomes not only a practical necessity but also a key factor in achieving a pristine and well-manicured turf.

To find out more about our tyre sealant, please head to our website or contact us directly on 01823 674411/

Mower cutting around a tree.

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

What Are The Current Challenges For Fleet Owners?

Air-Seal Products Heavy Duty tyre sealant being installed into on-road van

The automotive industry has faced various unprecedented challenges over the last few years due to Covid-19, Brexit and supply chain issues caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These challenges are particularly evident for fleet owners who are struggling to combat rising costs and long lead times as a result.

What Are The Challenges?

Parts & Vehicles Shortages
The shortage of critical components such as semiconductor chips mean that vehicle manufacturers cannot build new fleet vehicles and fulfil orders. These integral parts are only produced in a handful of specialist factories that have been severely impacted by global issues and has therefore created an ever-increasing gap between supply and demand.

With demand racing ahead of supply, fleets are facing longer delivery times, higher list prices and reduced discounts on new parts and vehicles. The average delivery time between ordering and delivery has tripled since the start of 2020!

Energy Costs
Fuel prices have fallen slightly since the £2 per litre peak in July 2022 but diesel is still proving more expensive that it was a year ago, and electric vehicle charging costs have also doubled in the same period.

The increasing fuel and energy prices affect operating costs for all businesses, but vehicle manufacturers specifically, will reflect this in higher prices for parts, vehicles and workshop time. Not only do fleet owners have to deal with the higher operating costs of their business but also accommodate the increased prices imposed by manufacturers.

Repairs, Maintenance and Tyres
Due to longer lead times and increased prices, vehicle manufacturers are prioritising components for new vehicles, whilst workshops are holding less stock and instead choosing to order on demand. Staff shortages because of the pandemic, decreased immigration and a skills shortage with electric vehicles, is also contributing to the longer lead times. The combination of these pressures has resulted in repair costs skyrocketing for fleets.

How Can These Challenges Be Mitigated?

It is going to take time for these challenges to be resolved and so minimising costs and downtime where possible has become even more important for fleets. The use of Air-Seal Products tyre sealant can help cut fuel costs and extend tyre life by maintaining optimum tyre pressure and avoid costly downtime waiting for tyre repair or replacements.

A fleet of ten trucks and trailers could see savings between
£17,000 – £30,000 per year as a direct result of using our tyre sealant range. Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd said the following:

“We keep records on all tyres which include full tyre life, repair, and replacement. These figures show the monthly repair costs on the treated tyres over the initial nine-month trial were reduced by almost two-thirds from £3,500 to £1,200, a saving of £20,700. When the tyres of all our vehicles have been treated, the total savings are expected to reach £27,600, before downtime costs.

Still not convinced? Speak to a member of our technical team on +44 (0)1823 674411 or contact us online to find out more.

Tyres: A Crucial Safety Feature

Tyre Safety statistic - 159 killed or seriously injured from defective tyre related accidents in UK

Out of 2,000 UK drivers, only 14% described tyres as the most crucial safety feature on their cars in a recent survey conducted by Bridgestone. 24% of motorists deemed airbags to be more important than the only contact points between a vehicle and the road, despite tyres being directly responsible for 491 casualties and 12 deaths in 2021.

Only 42% of motorists knew the legal tread limit of 1.6mm, and a staggering 54% didn’t believe that driving on illegal tyres is an extremely dangerous act. Bridgestone believe this lack of awareness on the importance of tyres is putting lives at risk. The tyre manufacturer is reminding motorists that any safety feature on a vehicle is only as good as the quality of the tyre beneath it.

Andrea Manenti, Bridgestone’s North Region Vice President, said; “the survey indicated there seems to be a lack of understanding of the critical role that tyres play on a car, and we at Bridgestone are determined to bring this to the forefront of minds. For example, the research also revealed that only 46% of motorists would call out a friend if they knew they were driving on illegal tyres, when the very act of doing this could be the difference between life and death.”

“Tyre awareness remains a huge issue in regard to road safety, but not an insurmountable one and we’ll be doing all we can to keep the issue of tyre safety at the forefront of motorists’ minds”. Read the full article here.

Air-Seal Products tyre sealant is often employed as an effective tyre management strategy for on-road fleets to help maintain optimum tyre pressure and prolong tyre life. Though it does not remove the need to check tyre pressure and tread depth, use of our tyre sealant range will reduce tyre replacement costs and remove unnecessary downtime. See more on fleet savings here.

The Commercial Vehicle Show 2023

Commercial vehicle show entrance

Air-Seal Products had a busy few days at The Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham last week. The show is the largest and most comprehensive road freight transport, distribution, and logistics event in Britain, making it unmissable for anyone operating commercial vehicles as part of their business.

Punctures are an inconvenience for any fleet manager as the multiple costs involved can have a large financial impact on any operation. The repair cost of a puncture is minimal when compared to other associated factors such as downtime, call-out, and the cost of a new tyre. Therefore, Air-Seal Products exhibits at the CV Show each year to demonstrate the effectiveness of our tyre sealants in reducing these issues.

The three-day show saw a multitude of our existing customers stopping by to let us know how happy they were with the performance of our tyre sealants. Both MRL Grab & Tip Ltd and Oliver Landpower Ltd have been using our products for over 15 years, and Mike Potts Haulage says our product is so good he never needs to replace tyres!

We also took the opportunity to catch up with some of our larger customers such as Argos and the Royal Mail Ltd, to whom we are the sole suppliers of tyre sealant.

Alongside catching up with familiar faces, Air-Seal Products also converted some non-believers into customers with our impressive tyre sealant demonstration. One new customer, J & R Car and Van Hire, was so impressed with our tyre sealant demo they bought three of our brand-new 4 litre jugs from the stand!

The Commercial Vehicle Show will be back again next year from the 23rd-25th April but if you can’t wait that long to see our infamous demo then click here. If you would like to purchase a product from our premier tyre sealant range, you can visit our online shop here.

Electric vs Hydrogen Vehicles

Hydrogen car

Electric vehicles (EVs) appear to have the upper hand over Hydrogen vehicles at present, though this could be explained by the technology and infrastructure not being as developed for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCVs). There is still every chance that Hydrogen could challenge Electric as the future of clean transport.

How do they work?
Electric vehicles are powered by a lithium-ion battery which then powers the motor of the vehicle, these batteries are then recharged by plugging into the electricity grid. Hydrogen vehicles also contain an electric motor fuelled by Hydrogen fuel cells which then react with oxygen to produce electricity and water vapour. These vehicles are refuelled in a similar way to petrol and diesel vehicles at Hydrogen specific service stations.

Pros and cons?
The infrastructure for Electric vehicles is far more advanced than Hydrogen with grants being offered by the UK towards the purchase and installation of domestic charging points. However, the infrastructure for Hydrogen vehicles is thought to be relatively straightforward to scale up with the right investment and support.

Electric is also generally cheaper to purchase with the cost of recharging less during off-peak grid times making them a good long-term investment. Although the lengthy charging times and shorter ranges of the Electric vehicles make the higher cost of Hydrogen refuelling, not dissimilar to current fuel prices, easier to accept.

Both vehicle options produce no emissions from the exhausts, but Co2 is released during the manufacturing processes, meaning that neither option is a completely zero emission product.

It seems that both Electric vehicles and Hydrogen vehicles need further research and development. Electric needs a solution for efficient recycling of batteries, quicker charging times, and increased ranges. While Hydrogen needs improved infrastructure and reduced costs for the extraction of Hydrogen for refuelling. Both options could be major solutions to ‘green’ transport and help meet the ambitious target of ending sales of non-zero emission cars and vans in 2035.