Tesla M3 comes with no spare tire, does it mean that Tesla tires are run flat like BMW? Thanks
No they are not run flat. You can either rely on road side assistance which may be able to bring you a loaner wheel\tire or a tow truck, or you can get a can of fix a flat and a compressor, or a plug kit and a compressor.
Thought it was mandatory to have spare or use run flats? Hence the reason BMW used run flats...
Nope, few new cars have spares and run flats are terrible tires. So many things can break on a car that can't be fixed, tires use to go flat a lot, this the spares. Now it is as rate as other issues and don't makes sense considering the added weight, spaced taken and maintenance.
To some degree keeping a close watch on the tire pressure using the display plus carrying a 12V powered air compressor will reduce the chances of getting stuck with a flat. Many flats are caused by nails/screws in the tires which result in a slow leak and eventual flat. If you keep a close eye on your tire pressure you can often detect this and then use the 12V compressor to air up the tire and get to a tire repair center or safe place to plug the tire with a plug kit.
@billtphotoman - that's a good suggestion. I ordered a P3D+ and really wish I had the option of 19" instead of 20" wheels. A client of mine blew both tires leaving the airport in his Model S with 21" tires - hit a pothole with both right tires and they both blew.
I *really* wish someone made a folding spare (look it up - it was a thing) that would fit in the well under the trunk of a M3... I'll definitely carry a compressor/inflator but really wish I could carry a small spare that would at least get me to a tire repair place if I hit a pothole (fairly likely here in Boston!).
Have this in all my cars even with cars that have spares-