Do RunFlat® Safety Bands prevent punctures and blowouts?

No, however they ensure that the tyre stays on the rim; that the driver has control over the vehicle and that they are able to bring the vehicle safely to a stationary position.

If I have a puncture, where can I have my tyre changed?

Any RunFlat® accredited fitment centre will be able to change your tyre and refit the bands to your new tyre.  RunFlat® Safety Bands come with an Allen key for you to keep in your car should you reach a fitment centre that is out of our network.

If I sell my car, can I remove the bands and re-use them?

Yes, provided the tyre size is similar to the previous car.

Do RunFlat® Safety Bands affect the balancing of my tyres?

No, RunFlat® Safety Bands are made of mild steel and will in no way affect the balancing of tyres. RunFlat® Safety Bands warrants against this happening.

Provided the wheel is already in balance before the band is fitted.  The fitting of the band does not affect the balance as the band is located with a self-locking screw adjacent to the valve head.  The gap between the two halves of the bands accommodates the valve head and the cut away compensates for the weight of the valve.

What if the RunFlat® Safety Bands are damaged when I have to replace my tyres?

Tyron will replace the damaged bands free of charge, if the damaged bands are returned to us.

What if I have a puncture or blow out in a place where there are no fitment centres?

Replace the tyre with the spare - then continue driving to the nearest town where the puncture can be repaired and/or the tyre replaced.

What is the purpose of the Allen Key provided with my RunFlat Safety Bands?

The Allen key is provided in the event that you reach a fitment centre which is not an accredited fitment centre of RunFlat® Safety Bands. This fitment centres’ personnel will then be able to remove the tyre and band.

Can you fit a tyre with inner tubes?

No. However if you buy good re-treads or new tubeless tyres they do not  require inner tubes and it is better to buy a set of bands giving you total safety against a blowout than to use inner tubes where a blowout can be even more dangerous because of the likelihood of an inner explosion.

Blowouts never happen….

Quoting overseas statistics from British Government report i.e. TRRL 1974 – 242 000 people are either injured or killed as a direct result of tyre failure in Great Britain in one year.  This is a ratio of 1 accident in 6 caused by tyre failure.

Tubeless tyres never blow…?

Yes they do!  At least 80% of passenger cars on the road are fitted with tubeless tyres and the above statistics apply.

It won’t happen to me…

Your first blowout could be your last.  Do you insure your house against fire?  The incidence of blowouts is higher.

Blowouts are not dangerous at low speeds and we do have low speed restrictions in South Africa…

Blowouts can happen at any speed and in fact are more dangerous at lower speeds for 3 principle reasons:-

  1. A person driving slowly is normally less alert thus his reaction time is slower
  2. At lower speeds because of reduced centrifugal force the rims of the wheel come down onto the road surface far more quickly and increase the likelihood of the rims digging into the road surface
  3. A person driving fast is more alert thus his reaction time is faster.

Why are bands not fitted as original equipment by car manufacturers?

Car manufacturers are not keen to add to the purchase price of new vehicles.