UK tyre organisation warns against retro fitting self supporting run-flat (SST) tyres

London — the UK Tyre Industry Council has issued guidance aimed at preventing the fitment of run-flat tyres to cars lacking a tyre pressure monitoring system. The full text of the TIC statement reads as follows:

The fitment of SST run-flat tyres to cars not originally designed to accept these advanced types of tyre, and not equipped with a pressure monitoring system, is not recommended by the tyre industry’s foremost safety body, the Tyre Industry Council.

A car’s suspension is specifically tuned for SST run-flat tyres for…

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