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2013-06-10 14:35

NO MORE TYRE-CHANGING WOES: Bridgestone has announced its new run-flat tyres can take drivers further and reduce the risk of having to unexpectedly change your tyre. Image: DNA

Bridgestone has announced a breakthrough in run-flat tyre technology (RFT) and that its third generation RFT's will reach SA in 2014.

The tyre maker says some of the technology is already being used in current local products.

"Vast improvements" in comfort and fuel efficiency now place the tyre maker’s RFT on par with conventional tyres. Bridgestone says

ALL-ROUND COMFORT

The company adds that "new tests by German and Austrian automobile clubs ADAC and OAMTC "confirm the summer and winter RFT range now match their conventional equivalents in terms of noise, rolling resistance and all-round comfort".

The RFT lets drivers continue driving for up to 80km a maximum of 80km/h – useful when driving through a deserted or dodgy area.

According to Bridgestone, "consumers no longer have to compromise on comfort or fuel efficiency".



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