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1  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Replace Tires with 'Run Flats'??? on: January 18, 2011, 09:21:21 PM
Hello MOT! Smiley Long time; I know....

"BeBe" is my 2005 MINI Cooper S. I purchased her used on 8/9/07. She had 32,321 miles. Today, she has 40,100 (+/-) miles.

The tires that are on the car are the same tires that were on the car when I purchased it; i.e., I've never replaced anything. They are "Pirelli Run Flat 205/45R 17 84U".

About 1 year ago, the front passenger tire went 'flat'. I took it to a tire place, they filled it up, and it's been fine. Within the past 4 months, the tire light has come on twice. I've taken my car to the same tire place and they've filled/checked all the tires, and sent me on my way. Each time I've taken the car (anywhere), I've been told the tires are fine/good.

Last week, however, my tire light came on again and this time they (the same car place) said I need 3 new tires - asap! They added that they do not recommend run flat tires and they do not sell or work on run flat tires. They wished me luck and sent me on my way.

I've had other people advise me against replacing the tires with more run flats. None of these people have been MINI owners though, so I came to the only place I trust!!! Smiley Any advice, suggestions, etc., would be greatly appreciated.

Michelle Flanagan
2  General Discussions / Our New Board / Re: Your opinion matters! on: September 18, 2010, 03:17:14 PM
YAY! I haven't 'talked' much the past year (+), but I still love MOT and I still have and love my 'Bebe'! I appreciate you guys still being around.

Thank you!
Michelle Flanagan
'Bebe': 2005, MINI Cooper S
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