Run Flat Tyres
Run flat tyres are designed to help in the event of a puncture and prevent you from having to change the tyre at the side of the road. Some cars are fitted with Run flat tyres which are specifically manufactured to keep you on the road for a short while in the event of a punctured tyre and reduce the chance of you having a dangerous tyre blow out.
Built with reinforced sidewalls, run flat tyres have robust rubber inserts to manage the weight of the vehicle if you get a punctured tyre. Standard car tyres are supported by air and collapse if you endure a puncture.
Although these tyres are called ‘run flat’ tyres, you are limited to 30mph if you have sustained a puncture and you’re limited to a few miles. You must get to your nearest, local tyre garage to get the tyre replaced as soon as possible.
Hythe Tyres & Exhausts has a range of run flat tyres to suit your needs.
Run Flat Tyre Manufacturers?
Some of the major manufacturers fit run flat tyres to their vehicles as "Original Equipment" (OE). The most common vehicle manufacturer that fit run flat tyres to their cars is BMW, Mini Mercedes and Audi.
All the leading tyre manufacturers have run flat tyres in their tyre portfolio, and we stock a range of run flat tyres to suit your needs. However, each tyre manufacturer refers to run flat tyres differently:
|Brand||Manufacturer run flat tyre descriptions||Run Flat tyre abbreviation|
|Bridgestone||Run Flat Tyre||RFT|
|Continental||Self-Supporting Run Flat||SSR|
|Dunlop||Dunlop Self Supporting Tyre||DSST|
|Goodyear||Run on Flat||ROF|
|Pirelli||Run Flat||Run Flat|
Can I change Run Flat tyres for standard car or SUV tyres?
If you wish to change from run flat tyres to a standard car or SUV tyres, you must change all 4 tyres on your car. If your car is fitted with run flat tyres as OE it’s likely you will not have a spare tyre or tyre changing equipment, bare that in mind when changing your tyres and ensure you have a new spare tyre and tyre changing equipment.
However, you should always consult the vehicle manufacturer when considering removing your run flat tyres. Always consider that a car was designed and supplied with run flat tyres.
Here at Hythe Tyres & Exhausts we have many experienced tyre fitters to be able to change your run flat tyres. We stock a range of run flat tyres in Southampton that will suit your budget.
Most of our run flat tyres are available to be fitted the same or next day. Use our easy online tyre website to find tyres suitable for your vehicle. You can search by tyre size or vehicle registration and choose a day that suits you to have your tyres fitted.
Need some advice on run flat tyres? Why not give us a call on 02380 082 244.