run flat tyres
Run flat tyres are increasingly being used by manufacturers on their new vehicles in a bid to boost safety for motorists. At Beaurepaires we stock a wide range of run flat tyres at competitive prices.
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.
what is a run flat tyre?
A run flat tyre is a tyre that is designed to resist the effects of deflation when punctured, and to enable the vehicle to continue to be driven at reduced speeds, under 90 km/h, and for limited distances – generally between 16km – 80km, depending on the type of tyre.
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 Beaurepaires 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.
Michelin Primacy HP ZP
The Primacy HP ZP (Zero Pressure technology) is Michelin’s Grand Touring Summer run-flat tyre developed to provide long tread life and lasting performance, as well as enhanced braking, steering control and handling on wet roads.
The Primacy HP ZP also offers temporary extended mobility (up to 80km at 80kph) in the event a puncture results in complete air loss for current BMW 3 Series sedans, coupes, cabriolets and wagons and Z4 roadsters, as well as MINI Cooper and Cooper S hatchbacks and convertibles featuring Original Equipment self-supporting run-flat tires. Selected sizes of the Primacy HP ZP tyres meet Michelin’s Green X standard for eco-focused manufacturing and low rolling resistance, and confirms the tyre’s contribution to reducing vehicle fuel consumption, emission of CO2 gases and improving sustainability through conservation of natural resources. While Primacy HP ZP tyres are designed to offer reliable traction in dry and wet conditions, they are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 RF
The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is Goodyear’s latest and most advanced ultra-high performance tyre. Delivering shorter braking distances with the Active Braking Technology which increases contact with the road when braking.
The Asymmetric 3 is designed to offer better grip with improved handling, cornering performance, tread wear and fuel efficiency with the introduction of the Grip Booster compound and the new Reinforced Construction Technology.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP ZP
The Latitude Tour HP is Michelin’s Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season light truck tyre developed for the drivers of premium crossover and sport utility vehicles. Used as Original Equipment by Acura, BMW, Lexus, Porsche and others, Latitude Tour HP tyres are designed to combine comfort, handling and all-season traction, even in light snow.
The Latitude Tour HP features an all-season tread compound molded into a symmetric pattern that helps balance dry, wet and wintertime traction. Stable shoulder blocks and a continuous center rib boost responsiveness and highway stability, while wide circumferential grooves help resist hydroplaning and 2-D Active Sipes improve handling in rain and snow.
The tyre’s internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced with Michelin FAZ Technology (Filament At Zero degrees) that winds polyester and aramid/nylon cords spirally under the tread area to provide a stable feel and crisp steering, while polyester cord reinforced sidewalls enhance ride quality.
DUNLOP SP SPORT 01
The SP Sport 01 Asymmetric is a premium tyre, which meets the original equipment demands of many premium vehicle manufacturers including BMW, Mini, Audi and Jaguar. It has enhanced levels of braking and handling in wet and dry conditions and delivers low level noise and comfort.
- Silica-based tread compound.
- Jointless Band Construction.
- Asymmetric tread pattern.
- Original Equipment.
- Superior braking, cornering and handling in wet and dry conditions. Also reduces rolling resistance, which can help enhance fuel economy.
- Jointless Band Construction (JLB) ensures the tyre retains its optimum shape when cornering for maximum steering response.
- Enhances cornering while retaining straight-line stability, with effective water dispersion in the wet.
- Has been endorsed as original equipment by leading car manufacturers.