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Run Flat Tyres - The Pro's and Con's

Are you tired of getting stranded on the side of the road with a flat tyre? Do you wish there was a way to keep driving even after a blowout? Enter run-flat tyres, a revolutionary technology that could change the way we think about punctures and tyre replacements.


Run flat tyres are designed to allow you to continue driving after a puncture or blowout, without the need for immediate replacement. These tyres feature reinforced sidewalls that support the weight of the vehicle even when there is no air pressure in the tyre. Thanks to this technology, you can continue driving for up to 50 miles at a reduced speed, giving you time to find a safe place to pull over and replace the tyre.


The primary advantage of run-flat tyres is safety. When you experience a flat or blowout, you don't have to worry about losing control of your vehicle or potentially getting into an accident. With run-flat tyres, you can continue driving to a safe location without having to change the tyre on the side of the road, which can be dangerous and time-consuming.

Run-flat tyres also save you time and money in the long run. Since you don't have to replace the tyre immediately after a puncture, you can continue driving until you have time to get it replaced. This means you don't have to stop and wait for recovery or spend money on an emergency replacement tyre.


While run-flat tyres offer many advantages, there are also some drawbacks to consider. The first is ride comfort. Since run-flat tyres have reinforced sidewalls, they tend to be stiffer than traditional tyres. This can make for a rougher ride and more road noise.

Another potential issue is cost. Run-flat tyres tend to be more expensive than traditional tyres, which can be a turn-off for some consumers. Additionally, not all tyre shops carry run-flat tyres, which can make them more difficult to replace in some areas, fortunately, Imperial Tyres stock a wide range of run-flat tyres.

Finally, run-flat tyres have a limited lifespan. Since they are designed to be driven on even after a puncture, they tend to wear out faster than traditional tyres. This means you may have to replace them more frequently, which can add up over time.


Overall, run-flat tyres offer many benefits for drivers who want to prioritize safety and convenience. However, they may not be the best choice for everyone. If you value ride comfort above all else, or if you are on a tight budget, traditional tyres may be a better option. Additionally, if you frequently drive in remote areas where replacement tyres may be hard to come by, run-flat tyres may not be practical.

However, if you are willing to invest in the technology, run-flat tyres can offer peace of mind and a safer driving experience. As with any tyre purchase, it's important to do your research and consider your individual needs before making a decision, Imperial Tyres are always at hand should you have any questions regarding any type of tyre be it run-flat, all-season or any other variant just give us a call on 01793 531990 and we’d be happy to help.

Or, if you know which tyre you require and would like to book your vehicle in for a fitting our tyre booking system can be found here.