Information about run flat tyres
In a real life situation when a tyre comes in contact with a sharp object like a nail or a screw a puncture occurs and the capacity of the tyre to hold air within gets compromised.
This obviously creates a situation which is dangerous not only for the driver and the car passengers but also for other people on the road , because the ability of the car driver to control the car is hugely compromised.
RUN FLAT TYRES are made with a special materials and design structure that the car can be driven for a specified distance within a specified speed limit even despite such a loss of air pressure without compromising on the ability of the driver to control of the car , and thus avoid car accidents.
Most run flat tyres can be driven for 70 to 80 kilometers at a speed of 50 to 70 kmph after loss of air pressure , and this in most cases is sufficient to reach a point where the tyre can be repaired , serviced or replaced as the need may be.
A run flat tyre needs to be accompanied by a Tyre pressure monitoring system TPMS , other wise how will a driver know that there is a loss of air pressure occuring in the tyres?
A lot of cars being sold are equipped with the TPMs system as standard equipment , and consequently a lot of cars are also originally equipped ( OE equipped) with run flat tyres when they are first sold by car manufacturers.
Safety of people on roads is of prime importance and such advances in technology may some day become standard equipment in most cars.
What is the cost of run flat tyre ?
The cost of run flat tyres is higher compared to the normal tyres , and in some cases run flat tyres can cost twice as much as a normal tyre.
How do run flat tyres work?
There are two types of run flat tyres.
Run flat tyres with a strong and reinforced side wall that supports the load of the car even despite loss of air pressure.
Run flat tyres with a casing belt below the part of the wheel which faces the road surface , which takes the load of the car in case of loss of air pressure.
Remember , you cannot continue to drive for an unlimited distance after a loss of air pressure , even though you have run flat tyres.
How to use Run flat tyres?
Please follow the instructions of use and stay within limits prescribed by the tyre manufacturer of run flat tyres.
Please call our tyresnmore tyre expert on 92.1275.1275 in case you want to check the availability of run flat tyres for your car.