2020 Ford Explorer Features Self-Healing Tires And Here’s How They Work

We’ve all been there, on the side of the road with the jack in our hands getting ready to replace a deflated tire. All that’s about to become history in the 2020 Ford Explorer for the most part, which is equipped with a very special tire made by Michelin.

Called the Selfseal, it’s lined with a sealant that has been designed to fill some of the most common punctures such as nails and screws, up to a quarter-inch (6.35 mm) in diameter.

This slows down the loss of air pressure to less than 15 pounds per square inch every week, according to Michelin’s internal testing, and will help users continue their journey without leaving the site with gravel on their knees.

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“Nothing derails a family vacation like a flat tire”, said Ford’s Wheel and Tire engineer, Joseph Billman. “Explorer is the ultimate road trip family hauler – and it’s the perfect fit for these new Michelin Selfseal tires.”

Explorer Marketing Manager, Craig Patterson, added: “The all-new Explorer is designed to help our customers feel unstoppable and worry-free. The availability of these new Michelin Selfseal tires is another great example of that.”

Ford says the Explorer is the first-ever SUV to use Michelin’s Selfseal tires. Measuring 255/55 R20 in size, they are standard on the Platinum and Limited Hybrid four-wheel drive models, and optional on the two- and four-wheel drive versions of the Limited. Still, despite this new tech, all Explorers come with a regular spare wheel.


  • jrelon

    Please be more comfortable than your usual run flat tire.

  • Christian M.

    “most common punctures such as nails and screws, up to a quarter-inch (6.35 cm) in diameter.” That´s 6.3 mm, not centimeters (or almost 2.5 inches)

    • TheAmerican2point0

      You must be new here


    I really like Ford, for big amount off small and not “today is imposible” innovations.


    Creepy technology

  • Merc1

    Ford really has a pair of winners with the new Explorer and Aviator. Can’t wait to start seeing them on the road.


    • Blade t

      You have no clue..

      • Merc1

        Your feelings are really hurt huh? Let me borrow one of your posts, “Then don’t reply if you have nothing constructive to add..”.


  • danno

    And a replacement tire is how much?
    On top of significant price increases for the Explorer
    I know, if I have to ask how much ….

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  • karmat

    I heard that the tread grows back too.


  • TheAmerican2point0

    I wonder how much weight that will add

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