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Run Flat Tyres – the Safer Option

When prioritizing safety for your vehicle, choosing the right set of tyres is crucial. At Advantage, we offer a diverse selection of Run Flat tyres.Our knowledgeable and friendly team is ready to assist you in finding the perfect tyre that suits your needs. Contact us today to ensure enhanced safety on the road.

What is a run flat tyre?

Run Flat tyres are designed specifically with a reinforced sidewall which helps the tyre to remain functional for a limited amount of time with no air pressure in the tyre. If you suffer a puncture while driving, the tyre will still be usable for around 80km. This gives you time to drive the car home, or to a nearby garage. One key safety component required when using Run Flat tyres is a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). With the TPMS, an alert is displayed on your console – letting you know that your vehicle has suffered a puncture and that you will need to replace the tyre as soon as possible.

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How do run flat tyres work?

Run Flat tyres work by incorporating reinforced sidewalls that provide support and maintain the tyre’s shape, allowing the vehicle to be driven even with little or no air pressure.

Can you repair run flat tyres?

The majority of manufacturers advise against repairing Run Flat tyres, as the integrity of the tyre may have been compromised if driven on. Run Flat tyres can be purchased online and fitted at a Advantage store nationwide. If a vehicle is fitted with Run Flat tyres, it is generally advisable to replace like-for-like.

How far can you drive on a run flat?

Do not drive more than 80kms on a Run Flat that has had a puncture. It’s very important that you get the tyre changed as soon as you can. It’s recommended you do not travel more than 80km/h. If you drive more than the 80km you risk damaging the wheel of your vehicle, which will cost you a great deal more to repair than the cost of a new tyre.




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