TYRON® wheel safety bands are a simple yet effective solution to the danger and inconvenience punctures, blow-outs and under inflation. With TYRON® fitted, you have the piece of mind knowing that you can remain in control and mobile, should your tire deflate – at any speed – on any surface.
CONTROL With the tire kept in place by the TYRON® safety band, steering, braking and cornering control can be maintained at any speed after a simple puncture or an instantaneous blow-out.
SAFETY greatly reduces the risk of accident and fatality through loss of control after tire deflation.
MOBILITY provides traction plus a short runflat or get-out capability. The driver can continue to a safe place to change the wheel.
When a tire deflates, air pressure can no longer hold it in its correct place on the wheel, so it becomes free to move about and the tire’s beads can slip over and into the ‘well’ of the wheel allowing the tire to flail, or dangerously flap about. Steering control is lost and the flapping tire can cause serious damage to the vehicle: damaging brake pipes, suspension and bodywork.
Every wheel has to be made with a ‘well’ in it, otherwise it is impossible to fit the tire. TYRON® is simply attached over the wheel’s well after the tire has been fitted and so will support a deflated tire, through preventing it from slipping into the well. Stability is significantly increased and therefore steering, braking and cornering control.
As the tire gradually deflates, air pressure inside becomes lower and heat build-up occurs until a critical point is reached, where the pressure is no longer sufficient to hold the tire in its correct place on the wheel.
At this point, mostly in a cornering maneuver where extra forces are applied, the tire bead will move from its ‘seat’ against the wheel rim, freeing the remaining air (that’s normally the ‘bang’ you hear). With the tire now fully deflated, it will flap about uselessly, the rim will no longer grip the tire and the wheel may contact the road surface. At high speeds this condition is usually fatal, however good your driving skills.
In high-speed blowouts the consequences can be catastrophic, with little or no steering control the vehicle can quickly veer off erratically in unpredictable directions. The vehicle shown smashed into the center crash barrier of the M40 motorway, bounced off and began a series of barrel rolls involving other motorway traffic, after a front tire blow-out.