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The major positive of run-flat tyres is the fact that it helps improve driver safety. Due to the innovative technology used within run flat tyres, this prevents the need for a roadside tyre change.
If you are using run flat tyres on your vehicle and get a puncture, the tyre is protected and resists the effects of deflation. This means that your vehicle will be able to be driven at reduced speeds to ensure you get home safe.
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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 reduces 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.
Choosing the best run flat tyres for your car
Make sure you check the safety implications of these tyres and match the correct size, speed rating and load index before fitting these on to your car. These tyres are slightly more rigid as compared to conventional tyres and the service centre may have to use a tyre pressure monitoring system to ensure smooth running once the radials are fitted on to your car.
Fitting run flat tyres to your vehicle
Some cars need only run flat tyres, as the suspension set up of the vehicle differs from a car that requires conventional tyres. It is a good idea to check your car manual before switching original OEM tyres to run flats or vice versa. If you are retrofitting run flat radials to a conventional suspension car, make sure your service centre checks the wheel alignment, braking efficiency, and other parameters before you take the vehicle on the road.
Run flat tyre FAQs
Is my vehicle suited for run flat tyres?
Always consult the vehicle or tyre manufacturer regarding which vehicles are suitable for the fitment of Run Flat tyres. These tyres may only be fitted to vehicles equipped with a tyre pressuring monitoring system (TPMS).
Can I replace my run flat tyre with a conventional tyre?
The fitting of conventional tyres to vehicles originally fitted with run flat tyres will remove the vehicle's run flat capability. They will also have no spare tyre. This could potentially leave the driver immobile in the case of a deflation and could compromise handling of their vehicle.
It is therefore recommended to consult with the vehicle manufacturer or tyre manufacturer before replacing a Run Flat tyre with a conventional tyre on such vehicles.
Can I mix different brands of run flat tyres?
As with standard tyres there may be different characteristics between different makes of run flat tyres. It is therefore advisable to consult the tyre manufacturer regarding mixing different brands. It is recommended that the same make and pattern of tyre is fitted across the axle of the vehicle.
Do run flat tyres have an increased tyre life?
The tread rubber compound used in run flat tyres is generally the same or similar to that used in conventional tyres. Therefore, tyre wear rates between the two tyre types should be similar. It is important to note that the best tyre performance is achieved by maintaining correct inflation pressures for the loads and vehicle's use.