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Know the Pros and Cons of Run-flat Tires

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Know the Pros and Cons of Run-flat Tires

Many vehicles are now equipped with run-flat tires. These tires let you continue driving for nearly 100 miles after a tire puncture or blowout occurs. Such tires allow you extra time to get to a safe, convenient location for a tow or tire replacement. Run-flat tires generally function like regular tires, with a few notable differences. Here are the pros and cons of these tires.

Run-flat Pros:

  • More stability—Run-flat tires allow you to maintain better control in a complete air-loss situation.
  • No need for a spare—By having run-flat tires, you won’t need to worry about carrying a spare tire or changing a damaged tire immediately in a potentially unsafe location.
  • Extra reinforcement—Run-flat tires possess added sidewall reinforcements, resulting in a firmer ride.

Run-flat Cons:

  • Continued blowout risks—You must still adhere to tire range and speed limitations to avoid blowouts while driving with run-flat tires.
  • Cost concerns—Patching run-flat tires isn’t recommended, and these tires are more expensive to replace.

Contact Reasons Insurance for additional driving safety guidance.