Do run flat tyres need higher pressure?

Run flats are designed to support cars in the event of a puncture, so you can continue driving safely to your home or nearest garage to have the tyre replaced. Run flat tyres have a reinforced outer shell which enables the tyre to maintain the rubber shape even without air. This allows you to keep driving for around 50 miles.

As with conventional tyres, run flats rely on the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to alert you of a puncture. The tyre pressure warning light usually appears illuminated on your dashboard if there’s a puncture or you have low air pressure. However, you should still pay attention to your tyres and regularly check that they’re in good working order. This includes checking for wear and tear, punctures, and air pressure.