I went to the garage today to have my wheel alignment done as my car was pulling to one side, anyway it was way out and had completely ruined my front tyres, I've had it 4 weeks and It came with all run flat tyres on. The guy at the garage said I could change all four to normal tyres but would have to inform my insurance company which would make my premium go up so i stuck two new run flats on.
Just wondered if anyone on here had herd of this and if so did you inform your insurance company and did it affect it in anyway? Would like to no for future reference.
Yea I have heard of this it's because the minis don't have a spare and also I believe because they can still safely travel while punctured, I changed to normal tyres but the insurance company weren't to bothered "swift cover" they said its not going to affect the price but some company's as yours have increase due to the factors above
You wouldn't normally carry sealant if you have runflats. Whether a runflat should be repaired or replaced depends on the location of the puncture and how far and fast it was driven to the repair shop.
It amazes (and infuriates) me the bulls**t garages come out with to make a few extra £££'s. They wonder why their reputation is always in the gutter.
If you want to change from runflats to normal tyres, it is entirely your choice. Your insurance premium won’t change at all. Runflats are fitted purely for the convenience factor of not having to stop and change the tyre, the space of a spare wheel, and its associated weight gain.
Im surfing for new after market 18" rims.....On some of the web sites it states " If your mini came with run flats form the manufacturer then we will only supply run flat tires "...So im thinking are the rims different for run flats as opposed to rims that take regular tyers ??
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