It all started as a solution to a problem. When Robert M. Bowes had to have his tire repaired four different times for the same puncture while driving from Cincinnati to Indianapolis, he knew there had to be a better way of repairing tires.

Prior to the early 1900's, rubber repairs had to be heat vulcanized to adhere and even then the repair did not always adhere. Until that fateful day when Robert drove from Cincinnati in 1918, chemical vulcanizing did not exist. After this adventure, Robert, an inventor and entrepreneur, started developing the chemical patching system, the forerunner of today's modern chemical patches and repairs.

After a year of development, with the help of his brother, Charles Bowes, Robert started manufacturing and distributing his new invention in 1919 under the name of Bowes Sealfast Company. With the help of a handful of salesmen, these two brothers marketed their products from car-towed trailers and the trunks of their cars.

After eighty years, Bowes has developed into a major manufacturer and a complete automotive replacement part supplier. With over 360 distributors marketing Bowes' products in the United States and Canada, Bowes continues to be an innovator and supplier of quality products, products that service technicians can depend on to complete a job with confidence.

When Charles Dye titled his painting "Good Medicine for a Sick Horse," little did he know how true it would be today. With cars costing more than ever, customers need quality replacement parts for their cars. With Bowes, service technicians can offer quality replacement parts while providing the repair facility with a profitable line.

Bowes Automotive Products include a total line of supplies for providing "Good Medicine for a Sick Horse."