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What is a Run-flat Tyre?

 

There’s never a good time to get a puncture, but with run-flat tyres the experience could be a lot less inconvenient and would ensure you get to safety without being stranded on the side of the road.

 

As their name implies, run-flats are designed so that you can continue driving on them even with a puncture. So, instead of being stranded roadside, this feature allows you to limp the vehicle to your nearest TYRES & MORE® for replacement.

 

Run-flats differ by type and manufacturer and are original equipment with some motor vehicle manufacturers. On average you can drive with a puncture for a distance of around 80km at a speed of no more than 80km/h. If your vehicle is equipped with run-flats, make sure you know what the maximum speed and distance are for your particular brand of tyre.

 

There are several different types of run-flats – meaning different types of construction, but we won’t bore you with the details. The most common type is ‘self-supporting’, which features a heavily reinforced sidewall construction that makes it possible to drive on the tyre (at reduced speed) even when there’s no air in it at all. That’s pretty cool and also the whole point of having run-flats.

 

To learn more about run-flats, stop by your nearest TYRES & MORE® and we’ll gladly give you the scoop. Look for your run-flat tyres here.