How far can I drive on run flat tyres?
Whilst none of us are trying to break any records for driving the longest distance on a run flat tyre, in this day and age where we all need to keep moving the question as to how long you can keep going is a valid one. With 2 million tyres fitted each year, our tyre professionals at Protyre have offered some helpful advice on just how far you can drive on run flat tyres. Read more about puncture repair.
Run flat tyres typically use the same rubber compounds as conventional tyres and so will have a similar level of durability and lasting power. Given that the reinforced components are within the sidewall, the rubber and tread of run flat tyres will wear at the same rate and require the same level of care, attention and maintenance as non-run flats.
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To find out exactly what your run flat tyres’ maximum drivable distance and speed is, check the information on the tyre sidewall or speak to one of our tyre professionals who will be able to advise you further. In the event of a puncture, it’s important never to exceed this maximum distance or speed.
Avoiding driving over the maximum permitted speed and distance specified for your run flat tyre will also minimise the risk to other road users and the risk of being issued with a fine and/or penalty points. There is otherwise the potential that you could be penalised as the police may determine that you have not taken due care and attention when driving.
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TPMS is integral when driving with run flat tyres fitted as it would otherwise be almost impossible to detect a puncture given that they are designed to continue working even when they’re deflated.
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