With run flat tyres, you can drive with complete peace of mind since "run flat" technology allows you to drive with a puncture at 80 kph (50 mph) for 80 km (50 miles). Only "run flat"-approved vehicles can be fitted with this type of tyre. The "run flat" designation differs from one manufacturer to the next: ZP for Michelin, RFT and EXT for Bridgestone, HRS for Hankook, DSST for Dunlop, SSR for Continental and so forth. On our site, you can run your search by selecting the "RUN FLAT" box. This type of tyre has reinforced sidewalls compared to a conventional tyre, which allows it to continue supporting and steering the vehicle despite total or partial pressure loss.
Are run flat tyres noisy?
No, run flat tyres are no noisier than conventional tyres.
Do run flat tyres consume more fuel?
No, run flat tyres have no bearing on fuel consumption compared to conventional tyres.
Are run flat tyres more difficult to fit?
Yes, not all our tyre fitting stations are equipped to fit run flat tyres. The reinforced tyre sidewall generates additional stresses on the tyre fitting machines. You need to have them fitted at a specially-equipped partner centre. We shall make this clear to you on the pages dedicated to the tyre fitting stations.
Are run flat tyres heavier?
Yes, they weigh between 10% and 15% more than a conventional tyre.
Are run flat tyres less comfortable?
Run flat tyres are more rigid than conventional tyres. They are less efficient in terms of absorbing road surface irregularities. Any loss of comfort remains theoretical as in real conditions it is practically impossible to tell the difference.
What run flat tyres should you buy for your car?
- Pirelli Pzero
- Pirelli Cinturato P7
- Bridgestone Driveguard
- Bridgestone Potenza S001
- Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
- Continental ContiSportContact 5
- Hankook Ventus S1 EVO K107
- Michelin Primacy MXM4
- Uniroyal Rainsport 3
- Yokohama Advan Sport V103S
- Kumho Ecsta PS71