Run-flat tyres may offer motorists peace of mind on Cape roads

Run-flat tyre technology does away with concerns about flat tyres and the added dangers of fast moving traffic, poor visibility, bad weather conditions or criminal activity on the roads.

The tyres enable safe driving from the point when a puncture occurs until the driver can drive the vehicle to a safe location.

In light of recent events on the N2 highway, we spoke with Ary Coetzee, Direct Product Marketing Manager at Bridgestone South Africa about the benefits of the tyre technology and how it has evolved over the years.

Other original equipment manufacturers such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes are producing these tyres and the costs have come down as a result. Bridgestone has also introduced a run-flat tyre that can be fitted into any type of passenger vehicle.

Ary Coetzee, Direct Product Marketing Manager at Bridgestone SA

The speed and distance that can be travelled to safety will depend on factors such as the amount of people in the car and the load of your boot.

It is best to follow the guidance provided by the tyre or vehicle manufacturer, but a rough guide would be the following:

With low loads, one or two persons without luggage: Approximately 240 kilometres at a maximum speed of 80 km/h.

With moderate loads, two persons with full luggage or four persons without luggage:
Approximately 145 kilometres at a maximum speed of 80 km/h.

With a full load, while towing a trailer or four persons or more with full luggage: Approximately 48 kilometres at a maximum speed of 80 km/h.

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