Run Flat Tyres have much thicker, reinforced sidewalls which means they can be driven on for a short time after picking up a puncture. The tyre can temporarily maintain its shape and strength even in the event of a total loss of air pressure.
Run Flat Tyres have numerous safety benefits as the tyre is still able to be driven on in the event of a puncture, allowing the driver to stay in control of the vehicle.
With Run Flat Tyres, it is advised that you should travel no more than 50 miles on a puncture, and should seek help as soon as possible.
While the sidewall of a Run Flat Tyre is reinforced, the materials used in its construction are, in most cases, the same as a conventional Tyre. Therefore, they will wear at a similar rate to conventional tyres and should be checked in the same way for condition and tread wear.