Construction of Run Flat tyres
Run flat tyres allow motorists to continue driving after they lose tyre pressure. On average, these products let you travel up to 50 miles, on speeds up to 50 mph (depending on the technology and product). This is due to reinforced sidewalls. In short, this enables drivers to reach the nearest tyre service station without having to change the wheel on the roadside. Consequently, many motorists prefer run flat tyres, as they reduce your reliance on a spare wheel.
Most popular summer Run Flat tyres
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is a state-of-the-art model launched as the successor to the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2. The latter has been famous for many years as one of the best tyres on the market for ...
The Dunlop SP SportMaxx RT is installed as an original part in the Mercedes C63 AMG and C63 T.
The Dunlop SP SportMaxx RT is a tyre designed for demanding drivers, who value outstanding quality and uncompromising ...
Tyre details:The tyre has achieved the highest "A" rating for grip on wet roads. The Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance meets the expectations of even the most demanding drivers. As you would expect from a summer tyre, the model ...
Tyre details: The Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 is the ideal tyre for drivers who prioritise outstanding quality and optimal performance. This model is suited to a wide range of vehicles and makes normal, everyday driving a ...
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is a premium tyre that offers excellent performance specifications for even the most demanding of drivers. The model is designed for passenger cars, sports cars and sporty models ...
The Michelin Pilot Super Sport has been designed for mass-produced sports cars and vehicles tuned for ultra-high performance. Thanks to its innovative design, the model guarantees safety in even the most demanding ...
Best selling winter Run Flat tyres
The Michelin Alpin 5 is the fifth generation of Michelin's famous Alpin winter tyre series. This model is the successor to the Michelin Alpin A4. The aim of this latest version of the "alpine" tyre is to offer ...
Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance is a winter tyre designed for the passenger cars with huge engine power. The tyre’s affinity to the premium class ensures the highest quality and performance.
Directional tread is arranged in the ...
Goodyear UG Performance G1 is an entirely new edition, made for mid-range to higher-class cars. This model is an enhanced version of its predecessor. First of all, it provides an even higher level of performance, particularly in ...
Looking for a reliable winter tyre? The Nokian WR D4 is the successor to the WR D3, a popular tyre amongst Central European and Scandinavian drivers. The new model is a solution designed for city cars, estates and ...
Pirelli Snowcotrol Serie 3 is a high-performance winter tyre. Thanks to it optimized tread pattern and circle profile Pirelli Snowcotrol Serie 3 provides the user with higher traction capability on snowy surfaces. It achieves ...
Tyre details: The Continental WinterContact TS 850 P is a new product from the German-owned group for the 2014/2015 winter season, which is intended to act as a future replacement for the top-performing models Continental ...
Run Flat - meaning and classification
Run Flat tyres have existed since before World War II. They were initially used by military vehicles as a protective feature, in case the tyres were shot through. However, research continued long after the war and the first non-military products were used as original equipment on a Porsche 959. Later, they were fitted to a range of cars, including Chevrolet Corvettes and various BMW models.
When using run flat tyres, they require on-board pressure sensors to inform the driver about any loss of pressure. It may happen that a person keeps on driving for weeks without realising a fault - or tyre damage - has occurred. There are also other ways to modify your car to use these products. These vehicles have a different car suspension system (common with BMW vehicles, which often use softer suspension), as well as changes to the ABS, ESP and other electronic systems. Because of this, it’s best to not use regular car tyres if your vehicle is designed with run-flat products in mind.
Here at Oponeo, we sell cheap run flat tyres that offer a high quality and comfortable driver. However, run flat products should only be fitted at professional stations with the correct equipment. Regular machines can risk damaging the tyre, fitting it incorrectly or causing it to burst.
When in use, run flat tyres offer the highest level of safety, even when at high speeds. This is because a puncture does not cause you to lose control of your car. As such, they are often fitted to premium class cars with powerful engines, capable of reaching motorway speeds with ease. Similarly, sports cars have limited space in the boot and run tyres consequently become an indispensable option. They are also more resistant to mechanical damage, such as hitting a pothole.
However, the drawbacks to run flat tyres includes a higher price and a lower driving comfort, due to their extra stiffness. They also have higher rolling resistance, making them less fuel efficient, as well as being impossible to repair. Yet, despite this, many drivers highly favour these tyres for their added safety.
Depending on who makes the product, there are different markings for run flat tyres. The most common terms are:
DSST, used on Dunlop tyres
EMT, used on Goodyear tyres
HRPS, used on Hankook tyres
PAX and ZP, used on Michelin tyres
RFT, used on Bridgestone tyres
RSC, used on BMW vehicles
SSRF, used on Pirelli tyres
SSR, used on Continental tyres,
TRF, used on Toyo tyres
XRP, used on Kumho tyres
ZPS, used on Yokohama tyres
So if you’re looking for the cheapest and best run flat tyres, browse our range and find the best products for your car!