Bridgestone DriveGuard: run-flat for everyone
Bridgestone, the world’s number one rubber and tire manufacturer, announces the launch of Bridgestone DriveGuard in Europe. Bridgestone’s new product, designed to be fitted on to all passenger vehicles regardless of manufacturer or model, becomes available in Europe from April 2016.
Produced in Poznan (Poland), the new DriveGuard is equipped with reinforced sidewalls, which help the tire hold its shape and support the weight of the vehicle, while the Cooling Fin technology helps resist friction and redistribute heat, even with low or no pressure. In contrast to former run-flat tires (requiring a specific vehicle design: rims, suspension etc) DriveGuard tires are designed for any passenger car with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
How Does It Work? Thanks to reinforced sidewalls able to support the weight of the vehicle, DriveGuard tires allows you to maintain control after a puncture and safely continue driving for 80km at up to 80km/h until it’s safe to either repair or replace your tire. When a DriveGuard tire experiences air loss, the TPMS icon on the cockpit lights up and the driver knows how long it is possible to drive the vehicle, after the puncture.
Performance? Bridgestone DriveGuard tires are classified Wet Grip A in EU labelling, and C for rolling resistance. Tire weight is reduced by 5% compared to a traditional tire and 23% compared to a run flat.
Driveguard tires are recyclable and designed to reduce fuel consumption, thanks to their reduced weight, as well as to save on spare tires. Bridgestone announces the launch of Bridgestone DriveGuard in Europe. Bridgestone’s new product, designed to be fitted on to all passenger vehicles regardless of manufacturer or model