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Run Flat tyres
Although the run flat tyre is thought to be a modern invention its actually been around since the 1930's but its only recently that tyre technology has been able to make a run flat tyre which is both durable and cheap enough for the consumer market.
A run flat tyre is designed so that it can be driven on with little or no air inside, such as would be if the tyre is punctured. The main aim of the tyre is to allow the vehicle to be driven to a garage so the tyre can be fixed or replaced without the need to stop and replace the tyre with the spare.
Although under deflated conditions they can be driven on they are only designed to be driven on at reduced speed and for a maximum distance, typically 100 miles at a maximum of 55 mph.
Sold as an alternative to a spare tyre they are supplied as standard on some model ranges with specific tyres sizes, notably BMW, New Mini and Mercedes, although other car manufacturers are now starting to offer run flat tyres as standard.