Guildford Tyre Company is the last remaining Michelin PAX certified centre in the South of England. The PAX tyre is a very specialist runflat system that utilises a special type of rim and tyre to allow temporary use of a wheel if it is punctured. The core of Michelin’s PAX system is the semi-rigid ring installed onto the rim using special equipment. It provides support to the tyre and its sidewall to allow emergency operation at such time as the tyre can be replaced. Cars that use the system include supercars like the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, luxury cars like the Rolls Royce Phantom and more common vehicles like the Audi A8 and even Maybachs.
Michelin developed the PAX system in the late 1990s and but introduced the system as the PAX system in late 2000. The PAX system approached the problem differently, requiring a system of parts, not just a different tyre. The PAX system relies on a newly designed asymmetric wheel, a supportive insert as well as the tyre to provide an extended run-flat capability. A PAX tyre may be patched from the inside as a conventional tyre but may require a new inner support ring and a specialist fitting kit that includes a new gel pack. PAX tyres are metric
Special machinery and training is required to service the PAX tyres. Michelin was so confident in Guildford Tyre Company that they even supplied all their old equipment from their own training school and that is why we are the first and only choice for prestige vehicle owners and franchised dealerships.