Run-Flat Tires: Pros and Cons

Run-flat tires. They sound great, right? If you unfortunately get a flat they help get you to the nearest service station without having to stop and swap out the blown tire for a donut. That alone can be huge, but before you go out and buy them you should be well-informed about the pros and cons of run-flat tires vs traditional tires. We break it down in detail here but here are the crib notes.

Pros
  • Mobility after getting a flat tire
  • Increased safety when getting a flat while moving
  • Less weight and more space (no need for that donut)
Cons
  • Price. They tend to be more expensive than regular tires.
  • Diminished fuel economy.
  • Availability can be limited.

So there you have it. If you’re interested learning more details about the pros and cons of run-flat tires, you can check out our breakdown.

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