SOURCE: Slime / Accessories Marketing, Inc.

July 10, 2006 11:43 ET

Summer Travelers Prevail Over Flat Tires With Smart Spair™ Tire Repair Kit

GROVER BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- As hundreds of thousands of vacationers hit the roads this summer, flat tires should be the furthest thing from their minds -- and can be -- with Slime's Smart Spair tire repair kit. Packaged with a powerful air compressor, a 16-ounce bottle of Slime Tire Sealant and a valve tool, the Smart Spair is a must-have for road trips.

The portable12-volt air compressor boasts 300 PSI power and plugs directly into a vehicle's cigarette lighter, significantly reducing the time it takes to inflate a flat tire. There is no need to remove the tire or jack up the car. Slime sealant is inserted into the tire through the valve stem, and the compressor is used to fully inflate the tire. Do it yourself. In less than fifteen minutes the puncture is sealed, the tire is inflated and the car is ready to hit the road again.

"When a family is packed up in the car bound for Disneyland, changing a flat tire can be a very daunting task -- unpacking the trunk, removing the spare, jacking up the car and changing the tire," said Jim Cegelski, CEO of Slime. "The Smart Spair is the first and only safe, non-hazardous and proven way to fix flats fast."

Slime also offers a bevy of tire gauges, which enable travelers to save gas by accurately checking tire pressure for proper inflation. In addition to an assortment of pencil gauges, dial and digital gauges, Slime has patented the only mini, magnetized tire gauge, which adheres conveniently to the inside of the fuel door. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in three cars has under-inflated tires, which greatly lowers the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. According to a recent Goodyear study, a tire that is 20% under-inflated -- only 5 to 7 PSI -- can increase fuel consumption by 10%, costing motorists two or three miles per gallon. Slime's tire gauges can help drivers keep their tires properly inflated to increase fuel efficiency, while also increasing tire tread life and improving safe driving performance.

Cegelski continued, "Thanks to Slime's Smart Spair and tire gauges, tire hassles may become a thing of the past -- especially when it comes to recreation and travel."

Slime tire sealant will repair punctures up to 1/4" (6mm), which represents 98% of all tire punctures, and it is non-flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, and water-soluble. In addition, it has been tested and proven to seal more than 100 punctures in a single tire.

Accessories Marketing Inc. is the leader in flat tire prevention and repair. The Slime brand sealant is the most widely distributed liquid sealant in the world. The company's products are distributed in more than 36 countries. Slime is sold at more than 50,000 retail distribution points worldwide. With distribution facilities in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia, major OEMs in the automotive, motorcycle and bicycle markets have come to rely on Slime sealant to prevent and repair flat tires. The Slime formula is made in California, manufactured in-house using automated technology, and undergoes regular product testing to ensure reliability.

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