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RUN-FLAT TIRES AT LES SCHWAB

Some of today’s vehicles don’t come with a spare and instead may be equipped with run-flat tires. Manufacturers do this to reduce weight, improve fuel efficiency, and provide more cargo space.

Run-flat technology is designed to help keep you in control even after losing all or most of the air in your tire. Like standard tire technology, run-flat tires do require air pressure to maintain peak performance. What isn’t required is a spare in your trunk or attached to the underside of your vehicle.

Some run-flat tires can be driven without air for up to 50 miles at up to 50 miles per hour — just enough to get to your local Les Schwab for a repair or replacement.

Learn how run-flat tires work and what sets them apart here.

RUN-FLAT TIRES FAQS

    While run-flat tires are built to stay rigid when deflated, they still take damage the farther you drive after a puncture. With the reinforced sidewalls on run-flat tires, it’s possible to drive upwards of 50 miles at no more than 50 MPH when deflated. However, driving far can damage the tire beyond repair.


    As long as there is no sidewall damage, run-flat tires may be repairable. However, even some damage outside the sidewall can ruin a run-flat tire beyond repair.


    What run-flat tires deliver in safety, can be lost in comfort. Overall, run-flat tires can deliver a stiffer, less comfortable ride. Additionally, they can create more noise inside the vehicle.


    Some sizes and tread options for passenger vehicles are not easily available and may require special orders.


    Run-flat tires help keep you in control in the event of a sudden loss of tire pressure. If you drive a performance or sports car, run-flat tires offer added safety when cornering or traveling at high speeds. Some of today’s vehicles do not have a spare tire, making run-flat tires an option.

The Les Schwab Difference

Les Schwab sells only the best tires available. Staying in control, whether you’re on a highway or back-country dirt road, is vital. Les Schwab is here to make sure you get what you need to stay safe wherever you go. That includes wheels, batteries, brakes, alignment, shocks, struts, and expert advice.

Our stores are more than just tire shops. Les Schwab Tire Centers are local establishments and resource centers with strong community roots. Our tire technicians understand the requirements of your local climate and road conditions. They also bring a careful knowledge of every vehicle type and size.

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Our Best Tire Value Promise

At Les Schwab, every purchase of car, SUV, or light truck tires comes with a tire warranty plus free services that give more for your money. Our warranty, among the industry’s best, is good at any of our more than 540 Les Schwab stores.

  • FREE Lifetime Tire and Mileage Care
  • FREE Peace of Mind Tire Protection
  • Trusted, World-Class Service
  • Value-Added FREE Services
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World-Class Employees

Our hard-working employees love doing what they do. That’s why it’s easy to stand by our workmanship.

  • We take pride in doing the job right the first time
  • Well-trained employees — we only promote from within
  • Many of our employees have been with us for decades
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