Regular Tires vs. Run-Flat Tires: Which Are Better?

It can be a challenge choosing the right tires for your vehicle. There seem to so many different options to choose from. Fortunately, the team at The Auto Experts in Sacramento is breaking it down for you: regular tires vs. run-flat tires?

There are both benefits and advantages to run-flat tires, despite them becoming increasingly popular. If you are deciding between regular tires or run flat tires, we encourage you to consider these pros and cons of run-flat tires:

Benefits:

  1. You can drive on a run-flat tire. The primary advantage of these tires is that they allow you to keep driving on this self-supporting tires for about 100 miles after all the air has gone.

  2. If you have a flat tire with a run-flat tire, your stability and handling will remain normal, meaning you can continue to drive safely until you arrive at a shop that can take care of your vehicle, such as The Auto Experts in Sacramento.

  3. Your vehicle will weigh much less with both the spare tire and tools eliminated, which leads to better fuel economy.

Disadvantages:

  1. Run-flat tires need to be replaced an average of 6000 miles sooner than your typical tire so that they won’t last as long as your regular tire.

  2. Run-flat tires are more expensive to replace than your typical tire. Run-flat tires also might not be able to repair, and instead, replaced entirely.

  3. Run-flat tires have a stiffer sidewall than a regular tire. Luckily, many automakers fine-tune the suspension system to offset a bumpier and harsher ride.

When selecting between a run-flat tire and a flat tire, we recommend contacting us if you have any questions. We can decide which option is best for you, your vehicle, and budget. We are here to answer any questions you may have accurately and honestly.

Schedule an appointment with the technicians at The Auto Experts. We care dearly for each and every customer, so let us take care of your vehicles. Proudly serving downtown Sacramento, Midtown, and East Sacramento, you can find us at 505 30th Street. See you soon!

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