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BMW Run Flat Tyres Warning Light  

22 May 2015

What should a driver do when they see a BMW Run Flat Tyres warning light appear on their in car display? Thanks to having Run Flat Tyres fitted to their BMW, the driver doesn’t need to pull up at the roadside immediately when they see the BMW Run Flat Tyres warning light appear. The first thing the driver should do is drop their speed to the recommended speed specified by the tyre manufacturer, which is generally below 50mph. Next thing to do is to continue driving until you reach ...  Read more


Cheapest Run Flat Tyres for Mini  

20 May 2015

When BMW decided to release the Mini with Run Flat Tyres, it had a dramatic effect of the Run Flat Tyres market. This is largely due to the huge success the modern day Mini has proven to be. With many of the Run Flat Tyres equipped Mini’s now being on 2nd or 3rd owners, many of the drivers are searching for the cheapest Run Flat Tyres for Mini. As the Mini’s have been resold in the used car market, there has also been a drop in the age of the average Mini driv...  Read more


BMW Run Flat Tyres Sale  

19 May 2015

As is the case with everything we purchase, the consumer loves to find a sale. For those who drive a BMW equipped with Run Flat Tyres, you may often be on the look out for a BMW Run Flat Tyres sale. Unlike the high street Christmas sales, you cannot rely on a single time of year to find a bargin, but those who wish to find a BMW Run Flat Tyres sale, are in luck.

With the combination of Run Flat Tyres manufacturers becoming ever more competitive with each other, and broadeni...  Read more


Run Flat Tyres reviews  

15 May 2015

After the introduction of Run Flat Tyres on to the car tyre market in the 1980’s they were greeted with mixed reviews. Many Run Flat Tyres reviews raved about the incredible new technology, which in certain situations, would certainly be life saving. The car industry, along with motoring experts, welcomed the advanced technology of Run Flat Tyres, combined with their tyre pressure monitoring systems, and quickly proclaimed in Run Flat Tyres reviews world wide, that this was the fut...  Read more


How Do Run Flat Tyres Work  

14 May 2015

How do Run Flat Tyres work? Customers all around the globe have asked this question when buying new cars or getting new car tyres fitted. There has even been Run Flat Tyres forums created for customers to discuss the innovative technology and how Run Flat Tyres work.

Run Flat Tyres work by utilizing an advanced car tyre technology, where by the side walls of Run Flat Tyres have an additional insert added during the manufacturing process. The addition of this insert dramati...  Read more


Mini Run Flat Tyres Cost  

13 May 2015

Mini Run Flat Tyres cost was once a worry for all Mini drivers who had the advanced technology of Mini Run Flat Tyres fitted to their car. As with all new technologies, the fortunate customer who is taking full advantage of all the benefits of the Run Flat Tyre system, are in the early days, also paying a premium price for the privilege. As the years have passed since Run Flat Tyres were first introduced back in the mid 1980’s, the cost of manufacturing them has reduced significant...  Read more


Part Worn Run Flat Tyres  

12 May 2015

Like all tyres, it is possible to source part worn Run Flat Tyres, but before you think this is the way forward and a way saving money, have a look at the statistics in regards to part worn Run Flat Tyres in the UK. An in depth investigation into part worn Run Flat Tyres carried out by tyre safety organization, Tyresafe.org and in conjunction with trading standards, has found that a staggering 97% of all part worn car tyres sold in the UK are done so illegally. For a part worn Run ...  Read more


Run Flat Tyres repair  

11 May 2015

Repair a run flat tyre?

A hot topic among motorists who have run flat tyres fitted to their cars, is can run flat tyres be repaired?

All of the major manufacturers of run flat tyre technology recommend against repair, on the basis that it is impossible to determine how long the vehicle has been driven with reduced tyre pressure.

Run flat tyres have specially engineered side walls, which are strong enough to support the weight of the vehicle after the l...  Read more


BMW Run Flat Tyres Problems  

10 May 2015

How do you know when you have BMW Run Flat Tyres Problems? In todays modern, fast paced world you will have hundreds of things needing done everyday. One thing that gets overlooked day after day is your car tyre pressure, which all car tyre manufacturers recommend be checked on a regular basis, before driving you car whilst the tyres are cold. Advances in vehicle and car tyre technology has eased this chore for many motorists, where car tyre pressure monitoring systems will notify ...  Read more


Cheapest Run Flat Tyres  

07 May 2015

Cheapest run flat tyres are now available with the rapid increase and awareness of online tyres portals. Gone are the days where accessing cheapest tyres whether they be specialised fitment such as run flat tyres means hours of phoning around various garages for prices – when at the click of a button many and varied tyres websites are available.

Cheap tyres may not always be what they seem and the purchaser is well advised to research cheapest run flat tyres carefully....  Read more


BMW Run Flat Tyres  

07 May 2015

The BMW brand stands for one thing: sheer driving pleasure. Sporting and dynamic performance combined with superb design and exclusive quality. This is the mission statement for BMW motors, a brand that prides itself on innovation and quality, so it is no surprise to find BMW Run Flat Tyres available across all models of the BMW range. From the futuristic electric “i” series, through to the range topping “M” series, BMW Run Flat Tyres have expanded from being an exclusive optional extr...  Read more


Run Flat Tyres Prices  

05 May 2015

Run Flat Tyres prices have always commanded a premium over normal tyres with the expense of the additional technology.

In the past year or two there has been a competitive shift with many more manufacturers offering run flat tyres production therefore and lowering run flat tyres prices. The technology remains the same.

This increase in availability and choice offers motorists with cars with run flat tyres a significant saving on these specialist tyres.

...  Read more


Firestone Introduce their First Run Flat Tyre to the European Market  

03 May 2015

Firestone have introduced their new Firehawk SZ90 Run Flat Tyre to the replacement market. This will be Firestone's first tyre which has been developed with Run-Flat Technology in Europe.

The Firehawk SZ90 has a reinforced sidewall constructed of rubber which allows the motorist to continue to drive safely should the tyre start to deflate or if the tyre suddenly loses all of its pressure.

According to Firestone the new tyre is predominantly aimed at motorists w...  Read more


Run-flat Tyres Time to Embrace Them?  

01 May 2015

Recently a motorist in his BMW with run flat tyres suffered his second puncture in three months and not just your average nail puncture either we're talking about a major puncture here.

Given the recent bad press about run flat tyres they may actually be the future for most motorists out there. With recent developments in BMWs new 3 series they appear to have solved the issue with the ride comfort.

If you take the time to think about it eventually Run Flat Tyre...  Read more


US car manufacturers to scrap spare tyre to meet new economy targets  

30 Apr 2015

Car manufacturers in the USA are contemplating leaving out the spare tyre of new cars they make as they endeavour to hit the new fuel economy targets they are being set over the next few years.

Cars without spare tyres are already common in Europe, where BMW, Mini, Audi and Mercedes have already favoured run flat tyres instead of the weight of a spare tyre in their top end vehicles.

The Mountain West branch of the AAA, the American version of the AA in the UK, ...  Read more


Bridgestone and BMW extend driving experience tyre deal  

29 Apr 2015

Tyre giants Bridgestone and German car manufacturers BMW have extended their existing supply arrangement that sees the tyre firm supply tyres for BMW cars used in the BMW driving experience.

The BMW driving experience was set up several years ago in a different name and continues to provide a specialist driver training course designed to improve the driver skills and safety of individuals taking the course.

The programme was previously called BMW driver trainin...  Read more


At least you don't drive in Indonesia  

28 Apr 2015

If you've been left frustrated by the state of Britain's roads, with pot holes all over the place and traffic jams slowing everyone down, spare a thought for those who drive in the Indonesian city of Jakarta, where rogue tyre repair companies have come up with a further obstacle for drivers trying to get to work.

Over the last few years rogue tyre repair men have started spreading nails across the highways going into the city, leaving thousands of drivers with flat tyre...  Read more


Conti back new tyre labelling legislation  

27 Apr 2015

German tyre giants, Continental, have this week come out and publically backed the new EU guidelines which are being brought in to help people buying car tyres work out exactly what they are buying.

Whilst customers buying televisions, cars, new vacuum cleaners and even those buying music online are able to fall back on reviews, and generally assume that an increased price will lead to an increase in product quality, many people making a tyre purchase have no idea what ...  Read more


Four Bury garages warned about dangerous tyre repairs  

25 Apr 2015

The dangers of having your tyres repaired were highlighted again this week as four more garages in the Greater Manchester area were warned about their future conduct regarding tyre repairs.

Trading Standards inspectors visited ten different garages in the Bury area and found that four were not carrying out safe repairs. The risks of having tyres which haven't been repaired properly are huge, with the potential danger of an accident caused by a blow out having devastatin...  Read more


Conti take Evo's annual tyre prize  

24 Apr 2015

February's edition of Evo magazine is one of the most eagerly anticipated of the year, as the magazine carry out their annual tyre test.

The performance car magazine is read by performance car enthusiasts all over the world, with many taking the advice found inside and using it to make purchasing decisions for their cars.

With a range of tests carried out on different brands of performance car tyres from all over the world, the magazine pits the biggest tyre ...  Read more


Drivers travelling to the Alps to ski by car advised to check tyres before travelling  

23 Apr 2015

With half term coming up in the next few weeks, the winter ski season is well under way, and more and more Britons are driving to the Alps this winter for their ski holiday than ever before.

More and more experts have taken to the media to warn of the perils of not having the correct tyres when driving up the mountains, as the huge falls of snow in recent weeks have played havoc with drivers trying to reach their destination.

In one resort in Switzerland, the ...  Read more


100 million working days a year lost to Jams  

22 Apr 2015

According to research from tyre giant Continental, drivers in the UK waste over 100 million working days a year sitting in traffic jams commuting to and from work, with a whole range of traffic jams, road works and general congestion blamed for the delays.

According to Continental, that adds up to each person spending 58 working weeks of their lives sat in non moving traffic, the equivalent of over a year.

Research has shown that over 18million workers use thei...  Read more


Michelin cold weather tyre sales up 50%  

21 Apr 2015

The largest tyre manufacturer in the world has this week revealed that sales of cold weather tyres in the UK have increased by around 50% this year, despite the milder weather we have been experiencing. With a few bouts of snow in the north before Christmas the only real sign of cold weather, it's been one of the warmest winters on record, but with snow due this week, that could all change.

According to Michelin, their company sold over half a million cold weather or wi...  Read more


Bridgestone plan to colourize out tyres  

20 Apr 2015

For many people, buying tyres is a boring but essential process, designed to help us keep our cars safely on the road at all times. Tyres slowly wear out, or develop punctures and need replacing, so we venture online, or to our nearest tyre fitters, and ask for some new tyres.

Bridgestone however have revealed plans to change this, by making tyres more fashionable. The Japanese tyre giant announced at the end of last week that they were going to change the boring black and r...  Read more

New tyre labelling due in November  

18 Apr 2015

The way that you buy and consider new tyres will change completely later this year as the government introduce new tyre labelling legislations. At the moment, many motorists turn up at a garage and base the quality of the tyres on the different prices and the garages recommendations.

Whilst most garages will be totally honest, you are relying on their knowledge, and risk being sold the tyres they are trying to get rid of, or have a good deal on.

The new legis...  Read more


Trading Standards call for puncture repair checks  

17 Apr 2015

Trading standards have made a public call to motorists who have puncture repair work carried out on their tyres to make sure that the work has been done properly, after their latest investigation found that one in three garages were not carrying out the repairs properly.

While some punctures will require a new tyre entirely, especially if the puncture is in the side wall, or has damaged it in any way, there are others that can be simply repaired by pulling out the protrud...  Read more


UK fleets neglect tyre safety during recession  

16 Apr 2015

Further proof that individuals and businesses in the UK are neglecting their tyre safety as costs of motoring continue to rise and government cuts start to take hold came this week in the form of a report from the Freight transport Association.

The FTA are one of the biggest trade associations in the UK and represent rail, sea, air and road moving firms all over the UK. The team are known for their Vehicle Inspection Service, which helps firms keep their goods moving s...  Read more


Michelin launch Defender recession tyre  

15 Apr 2015

Tyre manufacturing giants Michelin have announced their newest tyre, and have designed it to help their customers deal with the recession. The Defender tyre has been released as a tyre that will meet the demands of passenger car owners around the world, giving them both longevity and safety in one package.

Michelins initial tests against rival tyres leave their new tyre looking like the best tyre ever released, although we must take the results with a pinch of salt as Mic...  Read more


New research shows the fuel efficiency difference tyre and wheel alignment can make  

14 Apr 2015

A new joint study by one of the biggest car manufacturers, and the biggest tyre manufacturers has show the difference to fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions that having the right tyres can make.

Michelin tyres have teamed up with Volvo to commission a study into tyre pressure, wheel alignment and tyre type, to try to find extra savings for motorists who are currently struggling with the cost of motoring.

With the cost of insurance and petrol increasing all the ti...  Read more


Tyre fitters create tyre wall of shame calendar  

13 Apr 2015

One of the biggest tyre fitters in the UK have used their vast network of branches to create a tyre wall of shame calendar for 2012. Kwik-fit, who have branches all over the UK have asked their fitters to send in photographs of the most dangerous tyres they have removed from vehicles, and have used the photographs to create a wall of shame.

Tyre safety is one of the biggest news items at the moment, and with nearly every tyre manufacturer trying to push drivers to be more...  Read more


Goodyear commended for their part worn tyre dangers campaign  

11 Apr 2015

The Goodyear and Dunlop team in the United Kingdom have received rave reviews for their campaign to highlight the dangers of fitting part worn tyres to cars. The method of saving money, which sees drivers asking for cheaper part worn tyres from garages has become a big story in the news, as trading standards officers have found problems with the practice in several counties.

Whilst most main stream garages will not even entertain the idea of part worn tyres, some backst...  Read more


Continental tyres announce increase in demand  

11 Apr 2015

A report by financial analysts Bloomberg has revealed that Continental tyres have seen an increase in sales over the last quarter of 2011, after they saw demand for green tyres, and safer tyres rise throughout the world.

Continental, who are the second largest car parts manufacturer in Europe revealed that their fourth quarter revenue would outperform the revenue from the third quarter, with both electronics and tyre sides of the business outperforming the rest of the i...  Read more


Further part worn tyre woe as North Lanarkshire offices discover more foul play  

10 Apr 2015

The reputation of the part worn tyre fitting industry has taken a further hit as yet another council has found problems with the practice of fitting part worn tyres in their areas.

North Lanarkshire trading standard offices carried out some testing in their area, following results from Nottinghamshire trading standards, which found illegal tyres being fitted as part worn tyres in the vast majority of cases they tested.

Officers in North Lanarkshire also found i...  Read more


Michelin tyres continue their energy drive with Dundee plant consumption cuts  

09 Apr 2015

For a long time Michelin tyres have been one of the market leaders at developing tyres which use less energy to enable cars to travel further on one tank of petrol. The companies range of tyres have improved year on year as the brand have invested millions of pounds, and they now sell tyres which can travel up to 50,000 miles without needing to be changed, decreasing their environmental impact.

This week the firm announced they have taken their green credentials one ste...  Read more


TyreSafe celebrates five years of saving lives  

08 Apr 2015

The tyre safety organisation TyreSafe have just turned five, and in their short spell in the UK have managed to achieve unparalleled success in changing Britons attitude towards tyre safety. The organisation is now the biggest tyre safety organisation in the UK and has come a long way since its introduction in 2006.

Since their inception, TyreSafe have contributed to a 38% decrease the in the number of people who have been killed or seriously injured on the roads of the...  Read more


Drivers have no idea about new tyre markings rule  

07 Apr 2015

A recent survey has revealed that the majority of drivers in the UK have absolutely no idea about the new tyre marking rulings which will be introduced next year. The new legislation involves the way that every tyre sold in the UK must be labelled, and the major tyre manufacturers have been gearing up for it for quite some time.

An online survey by ATS Euromaster found that 86% of drivers had no idea about the new legislation, which will be rolled out across Europe as w...  Read more


Recent cold snap sees winter tyre sales quadruple  

06 Apr 2015

The recent bought of cold weather, and the lessons learnt during the last two years have led to a huge increase in the number of winter tyres fitted to cars this year. One of the biggest tyre fitters in the UK, ATS Euromaster revealed that they has fitted as many as four times more tyres this year than they had be the same period last year, with vans, cars and 4x4s all lining up to fit the winter tyres to their vehicles.

The last two years have seen a number of cold snaps...  Read more


Leading insurance firm warns against the use of second hand tyres  

04 Apr 2015

One of the leading car insurance firms in the UK has revealed the results of a survey into the dangers of using second hand tyres, and the results show that large number of drivers are simply unaware of the dangers. The onset of a potential recession and the general increase in the cost of motoring has led many to consider using second hand tyres, which are cheaper, but are they putting their safety at risk in doing so?

Car insurance firm Swinton's research team found t...  Read more


Britons slack attitude to tyres revealed in survey  

03 Apr 2015

The alarming slack attitude many people in the UK show towards their tyres, and subsequently their own safety has been highlighted by the shocking results from a tyre survey. The survey was carried out by one of the leading van rental websites in the UK and found that 14.6% of motorists carried on driving on illegal tyres until they either failed an MOT, or were picked up by a service.

With such potential shocking financial and safety consequences it is very worrying t...  Read more


Could Bedford council's taxi tyre regulations be a sign of things to come?  

02 Apr 2015

This week saw the threat of taxi driver strike action in the Bedford area, after taxi drivers threatened to walk out in the New Year over plans to introduce tougher tyre regulations for taxi drivers.

The drivers are upset at new plans outlined by the council which would make the minimum legal limit for taxi driver's tyres 2.5mm, which is well above the 1.6mm national legal limit. The original plans stated 3mm, but this was reduced after an angry council meeting, which sa...  Read more


Don't be one of the 1.3million and check your tyres today  

01 Apr 2015

According to research carried about by Sainsbury's Finance this week, an astonishing 1.3million accidents have occurred as a result of wintery conditions, in just the last five years. Based on their research, Sainsbury's Finance are predicting a further 264,000 accidents this year, a staggering number considering the fact we should know what is coming.

With snow hitting large parts of the UK already this year, it seems inevitable we will all see snow at some point in th...  Read more


Bridgestone developing a tyre without air  

31 Mar 2015

Japanese tyre giant Bridgestone today announced that they were developing a tyre without air, having already made a concept model which they have been showing off in Japan. Bridgestone believe their new tyre will eventually replace the standard tyre as we know it today, and could spell an end for tyres with air in them.
Whilst it is possible to make tyres without air in them at the moment, they are not environmentally friendly, and users will find that recycling them is far m...  Read more


Get winter tyres now after huge snow storms are forecast  

30 Mar 2015

As the north of the UK has been dealing with snow over the last day or two, the rest of the UK is now bracing itself for possible snow and ice with 100mph freezing winds and sub zero temperatures forecast for the next week.

With many drivers still driving around on worn tyres they have been using all summer, there will never be a better time than now to fit winter tyres, or at least new all weather tyres so you stay safe on the road in the wet, ice and snow.

...  Read more


Buy your tyres online and avoid the queues  

28 Mar 2015

The Christmas period may be a quiet time of year for some businesses, with many shutting down altogether for the festive period, but for retailer's things are quite the opposite. Some retailers base their entire year's profits on their sales between November and December, as the rush to get Christmas presents begins.

The last few years has seen a huge change in the way shoppers spend their money online, with more and more people using the internet to buy presents, and M...  Read more


Nottinghamshire tyre crackdown  

27 Mar 2015

Tyre safety officers in Nottinghamshire have vowed to crack down on the practice of fitting illegal part worn tyres. The news comes after an investigation last week found some worrying results.

Trading standards officers visited a number of tyre fitting establishments in the county, and found a worrying number of illegal part worn tyres, which were fitted to their undercover vehicles. Officers took a single wheel to ten different garages and asked them to fit a part wor...  Read more


Driving to the Alps this winter? Check Your Tyres  

26 Mar 2015

Every year thousands of Britons up sticks and travel across the channel before driving down to the Alps to go skiing, snowboarding or to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the snow and mountains. After a worryingly slow start to the season, the snow has finally fallen over the last day or two, and ski resorts across France, Austria and Switzerland have their first proper dusting as the ski season begins in earnest just before Christmas.

Those planning on driving to the vari...  Read more


Winter tyres will not incur insurers wrath  

24 Mar 2015

Today's announcement by the Association of British Insurers that car insurance premiums would not increase if a driver fitted winter tyres to their car was met by approval from campaigners for both common sense and road safety.

Here at RunFlatTyres we often call on drivers to fit winter tyres during the colder months of the year, and will continue to explain to our customers the benefits of having tyres specifically designed to stop a car in less distance in the snow an...  Read more


Motorists value winter mobility but fail to prepare  

23 Mar 2015

A recent survey has found that a huge number of motorists in the UK believe that being able to drive throughout the winter is massively important to them, with 82% saying that staying mobile was important to them. The majority of those respondents even described their mobility as being very important, or critically important. Despite such an outstanding desire to keep going throughout the winter, especially after the last few years of snow, drivers are simply failing to prepare fo...  Read more