Finally, the awful truth (revealed) about run flat tires

My clients are starting to send me a lot of questions about run flat tires – like this:

The vehicle that we want to buy comes with Run-Flat tires standard (they used the space meant for a spare tire to house the 3rd-row seats when folded down). Can I request they trade these out for regular tires prior to my lease? Do you think that will work? I’m concerned that run-flats are going to give us more problems than solutions…

My fast answer is:

I would NOT lease any car with run-flat tires…

Or:

If I was forced to get a car with run-flat tires, I would buy a new set of regular tires, swap out the run flats, then swap ’em back on the car at lease end.

Let’s get into the weeds about this tricky subject…

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