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 manchester 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.

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