Run-flat tires promise to remove a key travel worry—being stranded roadside. However, the ownership experience can be both expensive and frustrating, as we have heard from owners.
run-flat tyres-Deflating reality
This article is exactly what i have been saying in my other articles about run flat tyre articles? Should safety be at any cost.
The concept is a great idea, but how many lives do they really save at a high cost to the customers who have just a normal puncture. I have yet to meet a driver who can say that the run flat tyres on his car helped to avoid an accident.
Or is that they just do not know? I mean that if they were doing 70 MPH on a busy motorway and the run-flat tyres-Deflating reality kicked in, the TPMS light would come on, but how could they compare this with say having a normal tyre blowout in a bad position.
This scenario is in fact very rare and i suppose that a blowout in a normal tyre would have caused an accident in any case.
run flat tyres problems
One of the biggest problems is that the concept is a good idea, but they do leave some motorists stranded, without a spare wheel.
Just the other day i had a meeting arranged and the guy that i was to meet had a tyre blowout in his BMW. He had no spare and eventually had to call out the AA. The only place that had a replacement tyre was 120 mile away and it cost £290 for a replacement tyre.
BMW run flat tyres are expensive, especially when the car becomes a few years old and belongs to the second or third owner. This is where the danger lies? drivers will resort to fitting anything if they cannot afford the right tyre. From the dreaded part worns to fitting a non-run flat regular tyre. This is all a part of the run-flat tyres-Deflating reality?people cannot afford to keep buying these tyres every time they have a puncture?
The BMW Mini is a great example. These cars are very popular with young female drivers. They buy a second hand car and cringe when they have to buy some new run-flat tyres, is it all worth it i ask?
From the safety angle then yes it is, but the cost? i am not so sure.
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