First-generation run-flat tires left many drivers wanting more from their tires. The harsh ride associated with run-flats caused many to look for replacements as quickly as they could. For those who decided to stay with the tires, they did so only for the peace of mind they provided in case of a flat.
Run-flat tires are praised, though, because they provide temporary extended mobility at speeds up to 50 miles per hour for approximately 50 miles. Are you willing to give up a smoother ride for this added safety? What if you could have this peace of mind AND maintain the smoother ride you prefer? Today’s run-flat tires do just that.
With the improvements in run-flat technology over the past few years, more drivers are choosing to stay with these tires. And with options like the Bridgestone DriveGuard now available that can be installed on your vehicle even if run-flats weren’t Original Equipment, other brands will follow suite and the run-flat market will continue to grow.
We’ve recently started to include run-flat tires in our survey results so that drivers can more accurately compare their options, as well. While we have been sharing run-flat tire consumer reviews for a few years, we now have sufficient survey submissions and reported miles of driving experience to publish the related tire survey results on our website.
For each tire performance category where run-flats tires are available and have reached ample survey submissions, the tire’s results are now published directly below the tires that feature standard constructions. This allows drivers of vehicles that can be equipped with run-flat tires to review our survey results as they search for replacement tires.
To learn more about the capabilities of run-flat tires, take a look at “Run-Flat Tires.”