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Melksham Tyre Supplies

Run Flat Tyres Melksham

Run flat tyres keep rolling even after a puncture or severe loss of air pressure. The ultimate in design safety, these tyres reduce the risk of blowouts. Buy your run-flat tyres today.

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What are Run Flat Tyres?

How do run flat tyres withstand a puncture? The secret is a reinforced sidewall. Because the puncture only goes so deep, the tyre can continue to function in even the most hazardous conditions.

They do have some limitations. If punctured, you should only drive less than 50 miles and under 50 mph. Sooner or later, they will stop working. Regardless, they reduce the danger and risk to drivers from blowouts if they occur at speed.

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Run Flat Tyres: How Do They Work?

Run flat tyres rely on a thicker, reinforced sidewall to provide increased structure after getting a puncture. Because of its rigidity and strength, the tyre can temporarily maintain its shape even if there’s a total loss of air pressure.

The evident safety benefits allow drivers to control their cars during a puncture, avoiding what may otherwise cause an accident. However, drivers should still reduce their speed and seek immediate repair.

Indeed, while the run-flat tyres are more robust than conventional tyres, they are similar in most other ways. That means that it will also succumb to natural ageing. You should get your tyres checked routinely.

Should You Switch to Run Flat Tyres?

Run flat tyres keep going when other tyres don’t. In most cases, cars shouldn’t change to run-flat tyres – that’s especially true if your car was not fitted with run-flat tyres during manufacture.

Vehicles running run-flat tyres should be fitted with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS); otherwise, a driver cannot tell if a tyre is punctured. Without this system, unknowingly driving on a damaged tyre is a major safety risk to motorists.

However, if this system is present, run-flat tyres provide unparalleled safety. Other benefits include:

  • Enhanced safety by preventing total tyre deflation
  • Allows continued driving after a puncture
  • Reduced need for immediate roadside tyre change
  • Provides stability and control in case of tyre damage
  • Decreases the risk of accidents due to blowouts
  • Eliminates the need for spare tyres, saving space

Run Flat Tyres Melksham

Choose Melksham Tyre Supplies for your run-flat tyres, backed by 50+ years of industry expertise.

Our convenient mobile fitting service, ensures your tyres are installed wherever you are.

Celebrated in hundreds of five-star reviews for dependability, safety, and cost-effectiveness, we offer an extensive selection of run-flat tyres for every vehicle and budget. 

Frequently asked questions.

What happens if you don’t balance your wheels?2023-12-20T15:45:30+00:00

If you don’t balance your wheels, you may experience uneven tyre wear, leading to a shorter tyre lifespan and potentially affecting your vehicle’s handling and safety.

How do I know if my wheels need balancing?2023-12-20T15:45:02+00:00

Some signs that your wheels need re-balancing include uneven tyre wear or vibrations in the steering wheel, especially at higher speeds.

Is wheel alignment really necessary?2023-12-20T15:24:43+00:00

Yes, wheel alignment is important as it ensures even tyre wear and better handling.

How do you know if your wheels need alignment?2023-12-20T15:24:22+00:00

A telltale sign you may need a wheel alignment if your tyres wear unevenly or your car pulls to one side while driving.

What is a battery check?2023-12-20T15:21:30+00:00

A battery check is a routine diagnostic procedure to determine whether your vehicle’s battery functions optimally.

How can I check if my battery is good?2023-12-20T15:21:16+00:00

For a safe and quick assessment, you can speak to a technician who can help you understand the battery’s health.

How do you check your tyres are safe?2023-12-20T15:28:17+00:00

To check if your tyres are safe, use a 20p coin. If the inner rim is hidden, your tyre is likely safe with at least 3mm of tread. If you can see the outer rim, it might be less than 3mm and unsafe. You can also speak to one of our technicians for a safety check.

How long does 2mm tread last?2023-12-20T15:28:40+00:00

The longevity of 2mm of tread on your tyres can vary depending on various factors, with usage being a key consideration. In general, with only 2mm of tread depth remaining, you can expect to drive for approximately 1,000 miles before the tyres reach a point where they need to be replaced.

What is a TPMS check?2023-12-20T15:20:07+00:00

A TPMS check, or Tyre Pressure Monitoring System check, is a service where our technicians verify that your vehicle’s TPMS system is functioning correctly. The TPMS is a safety feature in modern cars that monitors the air pressure in your tyres.

When should tyres be rotated?2023-12-20T15:19:25+00:00

The ideal timing for tyre rotation is a topic discussed extensively online, but as a general guideline, we recommend scheduling a tyre rotation every 5,000 to 7,000 miles or approximately every six months, whichever comes first.

Is rotating tyres a good idea?2023-12-20T15:19:04+00:00

Rotating your tyres is generally a good idea as it helps ensure even wear across all four tyres. Uneven tyre wear can lead to reduced traction, handling issues, and the need for premature tyre replacement.

Is it worth repairing a tyre puncture?2023-12-20T15:18:48+00:00

Whether it’s worth repairing a puncture depends largely on the size and location of the puncture in your tyre. Before proceeding with a repair, it’s advisable to have your tyres thoroughly checked by a professional technician.

How much should a puncture repair cost?2023-12-20T15:18:28+00:00

The cost of a puncture repair can vary, so it’s advisable to contact us for accurate pricing details. Several factors can influence the cost, such as the type of tyre, the severity and location of the puncture, and any additional services or materials required for the repair.

What is the lifespan of a new tyre?2023-12-20T15:29:06+00:00

The lifespan of a new tyre can vary significantly, influenced by both the type of tyre and how it’s used. Different tyres have different tread patterns and rubber compounds, which affect their durability. Factors like driving habits, road conditions, and maintenance practices also play a role in determining how long a tyre will last.

How much does it cost to fit tyres UK?2023-12-20T15:27:10+00:00

The cost can vary depending on where you go. Contact us or book your tyre fitting online today for pricing details.

Can someone come out to change a tyre?2023-12-20T15:27:21+00:00

Absolutely, you can always give us a call to learn more about our mobile tyre-fitting services and our availability.

Is mobile tyre fitting safe?2023-11-28T21:25:23+00:00

Yes, it is. All our technicians are experts with extensive experience in the removal and fitting of tyres, ensuring a safe and reliable service for your vehicle.

Can you fit tyres at home?2023-12-20T15:27:33+00:00

Yes, we can fit your tyres anywhere you find convenient, be it at home, work, or elsewhere. Our mobile service provides the flexibility and convenience of tire fitting at a location that suits you.



Are mobile tyre fitters expensive?2023-12-20T15:27:42+00:00

No, generally, they are no more expensive than local garages. Mobile tyre fitters often offer competitive pricing and the added convenience of coming to your location, saving you time and effort.

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