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Products: tyre equipment

The latest products designed to make the fleet decision-maker's job easier.

Halfords tyre inflator

THE Halfords Tyre Inflator can inflate a car tyre from flat in less than five minutes (based on a 165/65r13 tyre from 0 to 30psi). The inflator has an analogue pressure display showing the correct pressure of the tyre. The unit is powered by a multi-angled plug which fits into a car's cigarette lighter socket. A storage bag is also included for unit storage.
Price: £23.99
Contact: 08457 626625 or visit www.halfords.com

Auto Unique – pressure guard caps

THESE small caps fit over a tyre valve and give a visual warning as soon as a tyre loses 2psi of pressure or more. The caps are suitable for all vehicles with correct tyre pressures in the 20-42psi range. There is also a high-pressure version available for fleets running larger vehicles. The high-pressure cap alerts drivers with tyres requiring pressures between 50psi and 70psi. It costs the same as the original cap but is manufactured in a different colour to guard against accidental confusion.
Price: £12.50 for four, £19.99 for two sets
Contact: www.auto-unique.co.uk or call 0871 220 5285

Nokian Tyres – Roadsnoop

THE RoadSnoop Pressure Watch triggers an alarm via a radio signal as soon as it detects tyre pressure loss. A small receiver fixed to the sun visor warns the driver by emitting a flashing light and a beep. The system uses four sensors which are mounted on the wheels inside the tyres. Each sensor is numbered so drivers can see which tyre has triggered the alarm. The sensors are activated automatically when the car moves and if the pressure drops by 10% the receiver alerts the driver. At more than 20%, the lights flash faster and the beep intensifies.
Price: from £155
Contact: www.roadsnoop.com

Drivecast i200 tyre pressure monitoring system

THE i200 system measures the pressure and temperature of all four wheels every 0.85 seconds. If there is a drop in pressure or a rise in temperature, the driver is alerted by a flashing LED display which is mounted either on the sun visor or dashboard. The system includes four sensors and transmitters, a receiver module, an LED display unite, wiring loom and user guide. The system has to be installed and is suitable for all steel wheels and the majority of alloy wheels. It can operate at temperatures up to 120'C and speeds of up to 250mph.
Price: from £90
Contact: 0870 766 4144 or visit www.drivecast.co.uk

Pneu-Air – Uniflate

UNIFLATE is a tyre inflation system which uses nitrogen rather than compressed gas to inflate tyres. The group behind the system claims it keeps tyres inflated for longer, reduces tyre wear and improves fuel economy. The system works because Nitrogen passes through tyre walls at a slower rate than compressed gas due to the physical properties of the gas, enabling tyres to remain inflated for longer and reducing wear. Fleets can fill tyres at Pneu-Air's 150 UK outlets including dedicated branches of STS Tyres & Exhausts, Kwik Fit and ATS Euromaster.
Price: about £1.50 per tyre
Contact: www.uniflate.com

Autoglym tyre dressing

THE group behind Autoglym Instant Tyre Dressing claims it improves the appearance of a vehicle by 'enhancing and protecting tyres with a natural sheen finish'. The product contains a polymer silicone substance which restores weathered tyres and makes them look like new. The solution dissolves most contaminants from alloy, chromium, painted and plastic-trimmed wheels. For a natural-looking sheen, the dressing is sprayed straight on to tyres and left to dry. For a less glossy finish, the spray is wiped off before the solution has time to dry.
Price: £5.99
Contact: 08457 626625 or visit www.halfords.com

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