Will run-flats ever overrun the market?

Posted on May 24, 2011

The topic of run-flat tires can be polarizing. Nobody wants to be stranded if a tire goes flat. But what tradeoffs are drivers willing to accept in the name of safety?

To date, those tradeoffs have been unacceptable to many. That is why run-flat tires have yet to become universally accepted, either at the original equipment level or in the replacement market.

In our latest Web poll question on's home page, we wanted to know when you think they will -- if ever -- become popular. So we asked the following:

"When will run-flat tires become commonplace?"

You have four choices from which to choose. So let us know what you think by voting!

And for more information on run-flats, click here.

Related Topics: B.O.B., Run-flat tires, tire design, Web poll

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