Why Change Valve Caps with Tire Changes

Throughout the year a valve is subject to a lot of operational demands

  • Ozone in the air, ambient heat and the radiant heat from the brakes embrittle the rubber of the valve.
  • When checking the air pressure and pumping up the tire, dirt can enter, while water and road salt cause corrosion.
  • At speeds around 200 kmh (124 mph) and a tire size of 205/60 R16, centrifugal forces are generated through the rotating wheel, and exerting on the valve a weight load equal to almost 9 kgs (20 lbs)!
  • Falling rocks or contact with the curb damage the valve.

Therefore, each time you change a tire:
Replace the valve with a new quality valve from ALLIGATOR-EHA
100% quality tested.Optimized for tough assignments

Your safety depends on it!

Always make sure that you use a suitable functional valve cap with a built-in sealing ring. Only this can keep away dirt and water, and prevent a creeping loss of pressure