The space saver is OK to tow, according to VX. However, the tyre has limitations, ie 50mph max speed, so I (for piece of mind) have a full size spare.ChrisJ said:The tyres on all my other vehicles, trailers and my quad are all filled with OKO tyre sealant. This does't prevent things from entering the tyre but it dramatically reduces deflation. In all the years I have been driving with it in the tyres I haven't had a single puncture - but when swapping the tyres the fitters have found nails and screws in there etc. I haven't put it in the Antara as it's a Co car so not really mine to mess with. If I am late for a meeting well so be it. But if I used it to tow as well, I'd certainly consider puncture reduction to avoid the need for the space saver. Or in my case no saver. I am really not sure I'd want to pull a van with no spare at all. Has anyone ever used the goo and pump to get them away? I guess it's similar to the OKO that I put in in advance but nothing will stop a catastrophic failure.
At least the TPMS gives you advance warning of pressure loss
I know the product well. I use it in motorcycle tyres and have done for many years. Most tyre fitters tell you that once the VX tyre gunk has been used, you can't repair the tyre. I personally think that's baloney and they want you to purchase a new tyre. Big conChrisJ said:OKO won't seal a side wall tear. It would go flat instantly. OKO isn't designed as a get you home product. It's a lifetime tyre sealer against leaks and small punctures.. They have a huge range of products ranging from small cars to earth moving machinery. Been around for years. I must have been using it for over 20. It dynamically balances the tyre too. I have 37" tyres on my Cruiser and it's un-drivable without it in. Works better than Dynabeads.
This glue stuff that we get in the kit probably ruins the tyre. Anyone ever actually had to use the kit? I really should have a dry run with it I guess. I'd feel happier with a real spare I have to say.