Run Flat Tyres

Imagine a situation where you and your family are driving on a sunny day on the roads of Surrey when, suddenly, the tyres deflate. You have a punctured tyre and are now standing by the side of the road. Unless you have a spare tyre or know how to change a tyre, you will have to wait. Using run-flat tyres solve this problem.

Run flat tyres can go for a certain distance even with depleted levels of air at certain speeds. Most companies manufacture run-flats that will take you 50 miles at 50 miles per hour, even when they are fully deflated. Gilgal Tyre has a wide range of run-flat tyres which will help you go the distance. Our garage at Manchester will also help you choose a set which will complement your car perfectly.

Types of run-flat tyres

Like all other tyres, run-flat tyres, too have different types. A brief overview of these types follows.

The self-supporting type: The self-supporting radial run-flat tyres, as we know them, first came into existence in 1935. The tyres had an inner fabric tyre, which prevented blow-outs which were pretty common in those days. The French auto giant Michelin was one of the first to advertise these tyres as bullet-proof ones.

The self-sealing type: This second type has a second lining inside the tyre that is capable of sealing itself in case of a puncture. This self-sealing nature helps prevent blow-outs and stops the air rushing out of a small hole.

Auxiliary supported type: An auxiliary support ring, sometimes an insert, is attached to the wheel so that the tyre can support the weight of the vehicle even if there is a puncture. It is the most common type of run-flat tyres currently available and is used in the cars used by high-value individuals (HVIs).

Run-flat tyres at Gilgal Tyre

Gilgal Tyre is currently one of the UK’s most prominent tyres suppliers. If you are looking to purchase a set, Gilgal Tyre at Manchester may prove to be of assistance to you. See our collection online, or call us if you want to.