Run Flat Tyres
Run-flat tyres mean more safety!!!
Though Run Flat Tyres (RFT), were first introduced in mid 1980s, they have become more popular now than ever before. This is because some car manufacturers have made run-flat tyres standard in their new vehicles, and hence more and more customers are getting aware of them and asking for them as they are getting to know RFT advantages.
What are Run Flat Tyres?
As their name says 'Run Flat Tyres' are the tyres that keep running without causing any issue even when they encounter rapid loss of inflation pressure due to a puncture or other emergency conditions that made them flat. This gives you time to reach the nearest workshop or get to a level area to change the flat tyre.
However, you cannot drive them for an indefinite time or indefinite distance. Every car manufacturer has instructions for the same, check your manufacturer's specifications manual to find out how far and how fast you can drive on run-flat tyres. Generally, run-flat tyres can continue their operation up to 50 miles and at the speed of up to 50 mph.
How Do Run-Flat Tyres Work?
Primarily, there are two types of run-flat tyres and most of the tyre manufacturers use any of these two. These systems are –the self-supporting and supporting ring system.
Those run-flat tyres with the self-supporting system have a reinforced sidewall construction that keeps on supporting the car when the situation of air loss occurs.
On the other hand, there is the supporting ring run-flat tyre system - another ring of hard rubber or some other structure that can support the weight of the car (vehicle) in an air loss situation, is employed.
In both the systems, the continued operation of the run-flat tyre in air loss situation is defined by the tyre manufacturer only, and you should consider that seriously.
Though there is no specific requirement of using run-flat tyres in your car, it is important to use them in conjunction with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS) only. It is required because without an automatic system to measure the pressure of the tyres, how will one get to know about a puncture in the tyre?
Since run-flat tyres are more expensive than normal tyres, thus people generally do not prefer to use them despite having TMPS in their cars.
Below mentioned are some of the benefits of run-flat tyres apart from safety in case of tyre puncture:
- Generally, when our car tyre gets a puncture, we start changing it on the spot or get the car towed to the nearest workshop. However, with run-flat tyres you need not do all this and get yourself into any troublesome situation.
- Run-flat tyres are more reliable than normal tyres especially in the situation of puncture because they have a support system for air pressure loss situations. In this way, run-flat tyres help to maintain the control of the vehicle in such dangerous situations.
If security is your major concern while driving a car, then you can go for run-flat tyres. We at Your Tyres & Auto Care in Nottingham have an extensive range of run-flat tyres available in our workshop and online.
You can select the best and most suitable run-flat tyres from our website and we will either fit and balance your new tyres for you free of charge or deliver them to your doorstep (locally).
Our experienced specialists will be available at your scheduled time to fit your run-flat tyres to your car.
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