The idea we developed in the 1980s can now be found in our self-supporting runflat tires today. And 80 really is the magic number here: a reinforced sidewall enables drivers to travel 80 kilometers at up to 80 km/h with a puncture. What’s more, because there’s no need to carry a spare, it frees up 80 liters of trunk space. Not using runflat tires? No problem. ContiSeal is a sticky, viscous sealant layer that instantly seals 80% of punctures. The technology keeps air trapped inside and the tire inflated, with no impact on the handling of the car under normal circumstances.
Preventative maintenance technology is proving increasingly valuable in mitigating vehicle problems before they become serious – and tires are no exception. Approximately 40% of sudden wheel breakdowns are due to underinflated tires. Our Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) alerts drivers as soon as pressure drops so they can top it up as soon as possible and keep on driving safely.