You may have heard of Run flat tyres in the past, wondering what they were. Well here is your chance to find out! Run flat tyres are specially designed to keep working for a short while even after they suffer a puncture. So if you get a puncture on a cold, dark night, in the middle of nowhere, there’s no need for an uncomfortable roadside tyre change – you should be able to safely drive home (as long as the puncture isn’t major) or to your nearest garage to get your tyre changed. Run flat tyres also reduce the dangers of a potentially dangerous tyre blow out due to their unique construction.
So how do they work, you ask? Well, Run flat tyres are built with reinforced sidewalls. Normally, a car is supported by the air in your tyres, and once you have a puncture, they collapse. However, a run flat tyre has a tough rubber insert which will temporarily hold up the weight of your vehicle even after a puncture!