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Tyres > Help > Tyres Help > Are reinforced tyres the same as run flats tyres?

Are reinforced tyres the same as run flats tyres?

No, reinforced tyres and run flat tyres are two distinct types of tyres that are used for different purposes.

Although both are designed to be more durable than regular tyres, there are important differences that set them apart.

What is the difference between run flat and reinforced tyres?

Run flat tyres are primarily designed to allow a vehicle to continue driving safely for a short distance even after a puncture or loss of air pressure.

Reinforced tyres are designed to provide greater durability and resistance to wear and tear, making them an ideal choice for heavy duty vehicles or commercial vehicles. Those that either travel on rough terrain or carry heavier loads.

Generally reinforced tyres feature additional layers of rubber and steel that enhance their strength and stability, making them less likely to puncture or suffer damage.

While both types of tyres offer improved safety and durability compared to standard tyres, it's important to select the appropriate type of tyre for your vehicle.