Run Flat Tyres
This innovative range is becoming increasingly popular as more and more car manufacturers decide to fit them as standard or as an optional extra. Run-flat tyres (also known as Extended Mobility tyres) use Self Supporting Technology and are designed with safety and convenience in mind.
We stock a comprehensive range of run flat tyres from many of the world's leading tyre manufacturers. We're also up to 40% cheaper than our high-street competitors, so our service will save you money as well as time.
Simply fill out your details online with your vehicle registration or tyre size and we'll drive straight to you and perform your fitting.
What are run flat tyres?
These cutting-edge tyres are excellent in the event of a puncture as they allow motorists to continue on their way and find a garage for repairs or to continue home and book a replacement tyre fitting. The days of sitting by the side of the road immobile are behind us.
The purpose of this type of tyre is to keep the vehicle under control following a loss of air pressure. They have a reinforced sidewall that keeps the tyre beads firmly seated to the wheel rim and are also capable of supporting the weight of the vehicle without any air pressure in the tyre.
Due to the reinforced sidewall, it’s possible to drive the vehicle with a completely deflated tyre to a safe location to seek a replacement tyre. These tyres have also removed the need to carry a spare wheel in your car.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
It's important that run flat tyres are only fitted to vehicles which feature a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
This device is in place to alert the driver to a loss of pressure. They are only designed to run at zero pressure at a set speed for a certain distance, so if you do suffer a puncture make your way to your nearest garage or home in order to have a new tyre fitted.
Can run flat tyres be fitted to any car?
If your car was not built to be fitted with run flat tyres, then they will not be able to be fitted with anything other than normal tyres. This is because the car won't be fitted with the tyre pressure monitoring system we mentioned above. Without this, the driver won't know if a puncture has happened and will continue to drive as normal, which can be incredibly dangerous.
They can also impact the feel and handling of your car.
Can run flat tyres be repaired?
The short answer is, no. While these tyres can see you safely to your nearest repair centre, once they have suffered a puncture and been driven on, their internal structure will likely be too weak to use again. Because of this, we can't say for certain how long the tyre would last if it were simply patched up and driven on again. It's better to be safe than sorry and get your tyres repaired if they suffer any damage.
How much are run flat tyres?
Run flat tyres vary in price depending on the manufacturer that you’re looking for. You can use our online tyre searching tool to locate the model that you need quickly and easily and once you’ve found the tyre that you’re looking for, you can book in your free fitting at a time and place that’s convenient to you.