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-flat tyres 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.