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x Reinforced tyres

Every tyre has a load index. This value is determined by the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation. Reinforced tyres have higher carriage than standard and can therefore easily meet the requirements of vehicles that bear heavier loads.

x Run Flat Tyres

Run Flat tyres allow you to keep driving after a pressure loss. It is possible to drive with a punctured tyre for around 50 miles at a maximum speed of 50 mph.


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Run Flat Tyres

Run Flat tyres 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 to run flat tyres as they reduce your reliance on a spare wheel.

Most popular summer Run Flat tyres

  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3

    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 more powerful ...

  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4

    Are you looking for innovative solutions for a sports car? The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is a proposition for you. This model is the successor to the hugely popular and appreciated Michelin Pilot Sport 3. The model guarantees ...

  • Landsail LS588 UHP

    Landsail S588 UHP is a tyre designed for cars with powerful engines. Its special abrasion-resistant rubber compound and optimised tread pattern make this model well suited for all weather conditions. The tyre has an asymmetric ...

  • Bridgestone DriveGuard

    Tyres get punctured in the least expected situations. For example, on a holiday trip, before an important meeting or when you’re in a remote location. However, these hold ups could easily be avoided regardless of the type of car ...

  • Bridgestone DriveGuard

    Tyres get punctured in the least expected situations. For example, on a holiday trip, before an important meeting or when you’re in a remote location. However, these hold ups could easily be avoided regardless of the type of car ...

  • Bridgestone Turanza T005

    Turanza T005 is a new, flagship product of Bridgestone, which combines all features expected by drivers from a premium summer tyre. Turanza series offer long-distance tyres that harmoniously combine comfort, safety and high ...

Best selling winter Run Flat tyres

  • Michelin ALPIN 5

    Tyre details: 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 ...

  • Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

    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 ...

  • Dunlop Winter Sport 5

    The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is the new edition of the Dunlop Winter Sport 4D, which is installed as an original part in the Mercedes C-Class, has received excellent results in professional tyre tests and is very highly rated ...

  • Nokian WR A4

    Nokian WR A4
    205/55 R16 91 V

    111150 4.5

    £ 102 / 1 piece

    The Nokian WR A4 is a premium-range winter tyre featuring an asymmetric tread pattern. This is the ideal choice for high-power vehicles. The state-of-the-art technology used in this model guarantees an exceptionally safe and ...

  • Goodyear UG 8 Performance

    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

    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 ...

What are run flat tyres?

Run flat tyres were first designed to serve as protective measures for military vehicles. These tyres were made with thicker sidewalls to allow for continued movement, even if the tyre had been punctured. Modern run flat tyres do not deflate and will let drivers travel at speeds up to fifty miles per hour. That said, you won’t be able to run on run flat tyres forever. Top distances will vary based on the brand you purchase. Most, though, will carry you for between ten and fifty miles. The good news is that there should be more than enough speed and distance to get you to the nearest garage.

Run flat tyres - what you need to know

Run flat tyres are a boon to your road safety. If you puncture a normal tyre, the abrupt lack of balance beneath your car can result in an accident. If you have run flat tyres, though, you’ll maintain control over your car and be able to pull over to the side of the road. Alternatively, you’ll be able to safely make your way to the nearest garage.

In a similar vein, flat run tyres are significantly resistant to mechanical damage. While you should still make an effort to avoid potholes and other roadway obstacles, you won’t have to worry about damaging your shocks when you have these tyres serving as a buffer.

Run flat tyres are also fitted to individual classes of car. If you drive a sports car, for example, you won’t have to forgo a run flat tyre’s safe design. Instead, you can browse tyre catalogues and find the run flat set that suits you best. While their versatility can make it difficult to identify run flat tyres on the road, their chameleon-esque nature appeals to drivers interested in aesthetic and safety.

That said, run flat tyres aren’t perfect. Most run flat tyres are more expensive than your standard set of winter or summer tyres. Not only will they cost you more upfront, but they’re less fuel-efficient than many other tyres, meaning you’ll have to spend more on petrol. They’re also stiffer than your average tyre, which can disrupt an otherwise smooth ride.

All that said, the safety features that’ve made run flat tyres so popular are a sort of buffer to drivers who want to avoid accidents on the road.

Looking for a run flat tyre for your car? Oponeo has a wide variety of run flat tyre options available to you. You’ll be able to purchase your preferred tyre here before visiting your local garage for a professional fitting.

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

Let us know if you have any questions concerning any types of run flat tyres. Our experts will be happy to help you.