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Run Flat Tyres

Run flat tyres are designed to keep working even after suffering a puncture. So, say goodbye to awkward roadside tyre changes. These tyres allow you to continue driving for 50 miles at 50mph to get home or to a fitting centre.

How do run flat tyres work?

A vehicle is usually supported by the air in its tyres, and once there is a puncture, they collapse.

The unique construction of run flat tyres reduce the potential dangers of a tyre blow-out. They have tough rubber inserts which temporarily hold up the weight of your vehicle after a puncture.

This allows drivers additional time, dependant on driving speed, vehicle load and driving conditions, to get to their nearest tyre-fitter.

The materials used to manufacture run flats are similar to conventional tyres, and so wear rates should be comparable. Keeping the correct air pressure in your tyres is the best way to ensure a longer life.

Can I mix run flat tyres with regular tyres?

We advise motorists to avoid mixing different tyre types on a vehicle. This is also true of combining conventional and run-flat tyres on a car – as their handling characteristics differ and may cause an accident.

Run flat tyres or normal tyres?

Tyre Shopper recommends that if your vehicle was originally equipped with run flats, then you should not switch to regular tyres.

The vehicle manufacturer has set the vehicle’s suspension to suit run flat tyres, so changing to conventional ones could have an adverse effect on handling.

If you’re looking for cheap run flat tyres, choose your size from the search tool to check our prices and availability.

 

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