It seems run-flat tyres are like a red rag to a bull with Sunday Times readers. Again this week the subject raised its head in the newspapers ingear motoring supplement.
Under the headline ‘Feeling Deflated’, Robin Wills emailed the letters page in response to its Car Clinic comment by Dave Pollard – the extremely well-informed columnist who has tested virtually every car-related accessory – which went into the pros and cons of run-flat tyres.
Mr Wills wrote: “Your piece on run-flat tyres didn’t mention the problem of punctures (Car Clinic, last week). Three of them in a year on our BMW has cost me about £300 for replacement tyres – run-flats cannot be repaired.
“The manufacturer tells me that we have been unlucky. You might, of course, ask why it cannot offer a choice – either wheels designed for run-flats or traditional tyres. Alternatively, design a run-flat that can be repaired.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office