Replacing Run-Flat Tires

Friday, August 13, 2010 by Jim Holloman
If you are driving a MINI or a BMW, you know how stiff the ride can be. One option would be to replace the tires with non-run-flat tires. While you may not have a spare tire, there are options for that as well. Roadside assistance is available on the new cars and you could get a spare to put in the trunk. The other option is a Continental ContiComfortKit

Take a look at the new Yokohama AVID ENVigor if you need longer wear and an all-season tire. It  has a low rolling resistance rubber compound that will work in the cold weather and they are still a good handling tire.  You will have a big advantage over the much heavier run-flat tires that came on the car. I have driven these tires and they are very quiet, smooth riding tires.

So if you want to make a change to improve ride quality, an easy fix is replacing the run-flat tires.

Comments on Replacing Run-Flat Tires

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by Doug Smith:
I am replacing the Run Flats on my new to me 2008 X5 BMW Sport with Contis from you. Does Tire Rack have the correct size Space Saver Spare for the 20'' wheels? Thanks.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Russ:
Same question, does Tire Rack have space saver tire for 2011 X5 20' wheels?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 by tom bell:
Same question for a 2011 550xi, sport package 245/40R19?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Tommy Summers:
I have run flat tires on my 2012 BMW 535i with sports package. If I change to non run flats, can I put them on the same wheels?
Sunday, October 21, 2012 by Chuck Vazac:
Will NON run flat tires fit and work properly on my 2011 Mini Cooper S wheels? What happens with the tire pressure sensors and dashboard alerts?
Monday, October 22, 2012 by Jim:
The non run flat tires will work fine on the car. The sensor system will still warn you that you are loosing air pressure.

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