25th January 2022
Getting a flat tyre can be very frustrating – and, somehow, it always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. It is not recommended you drive on a flat tyre – as this can put your safety at risk and compromise the vehicle’s performance. However, in an emergency, it is perhaps reassuring to know that you can travel several hundred yards on a flat tyre to reach a place of safety. Learn more about driving on a flat tyre from our guide.
Your flat tyre may not be entirely obvious – and there will not always be a loud bang or sound to signal that your tyre has been punctured. Your tyre may be impacted by a nail, or another sharp object, which will cause your tyre to lose air pressure over time. Your flat tyre may not always be visible when inspected.
Here are a few signs to look out for if you think that you have a flat tyre:
A flat tyre can not only impede passenger safety, but it can also do a lot of damage to your car over time. Here are the steps you need to take when you encounter a flat tyre:
In the case of run-flat tyres, you can drive on a punctured tyre for a slightly longer period, giving you much more to drive to a local garage in the case of a punctured tyre than a standard tyre would allow. Learn more about run-flat tyres from our guide on if you can repair run flat tyres.