Whether you own a MINI Cooper S, or a BMW X5, a very common concern among our customers is run-flat tires. A lot of vehicles that come equipped with run flats do so because they are more compact and lack the space for a spare tire. Run-flats are designed to act as a spare tire and run for 50 miles at 50 miles per hour after you have had a puncture. But they can sometimes be uncomfortable to drive on because of their stiffer sidewall.
Many of our customers want to switch out of run-flat tires...and it's OK! Non-run-flat tires give a smoother, more comfortable ride to your vehicle. The one thing you need to be conscious of, however, is that you may not have a spare tire. But that's an easy fix, too! A ContiComfortKit is the perfect way to ease your mind if you're switching out of your run-flats. The ContiComfortKit is a compact air compressor and a tire sealant. You can patch a small hole in your tire, and use the compressor to bring it back up to the proper air pressure. After the repair, your tire can be driven up to 125 miles at 50 miles per hour, giving you extended mobility to get home or to a repair facility.
Switching out of your run-flats is a simple process.You don't need any special equipment and you can use the same wheels you already have. You also don't need to worry about your TPMS sensors, those will work just fine with your non-run-flat tires.