Run-flat tyres provide an extra layer of safety and are designed to be driven on for a certain distance after a tyre loses pressure. After losing tyre pressure, the driver must maintain a steady speed of no higher than 80km/h, for a maximum distance of between 50km - 80km (depending on the tyre brand).
Run-flat tyres are only to be fitted onto vehicles specially manufactured to accommodate run-flat tyres and these vehicles always have a functional Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Typical vehicle manufacturers that utilise run-flat tyres are BMW, MINI, Mercedes and Renault. If you currently have run-flat tyres, you will see the letters 'RFT' or 'MOE' written on the sidewall of your tyres.
We will let you know which tyres are run-flat by having the below symbol displayed.
After you have entered in your tyre size into our system and if you only want to view run-flat tyres, click the run-flat option on the right-hand bar and press UPDATE SEARCH. This action will allow only run-flat tyres to appear.
Please note - the fitting of run-flat tyres should be carried out by a specialised fitment centre or Dealer.
Can I fit non-run-flat tyres to my vehicle if it originally came with run-flat tyres?
Although it is possible to fit non-run-flat tyres onto a vehicle designed for run-flat tyres, it is not recommended. Doing so will alter the vehicle's handling characteristics, and in the event of tyre deflation, it may leave you stranded (if you do not have a spare tyre).
On the contrary, run-flat tyres are not able to be retrofitted onto vehicles that were not designed with run-flat tyres. run-flat tyres can only be fitted to vehicles with a functioning TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), and require specially designed rims to prevent the tyre demounting in the event of deflation.