Bridgestone Driveguard Review


Bridgestone DRIVEGUARD - 660x550
Grand Touring

15"
195/60R15
195/65R15
16"
195/55R16
205/55R16
205/60R16
205/65R16
215/55R16
215/60R16
225/60R16
225/65R16
235/65R16
17"
205/45R17
205/50R17
215/45R17
215/50R17
215/55R17
225/45R17
225/50R17
225/55R17
225/60R17
225/65R17
235/45R17
235/50R17
235/60R17
235/65R17
245/40R17
245/45R17
255/40R17
18"
215/45R18
215/55R18
225/40R18
225/45R18
225/50R18
235/40R18
235/45R18
235/50R18
235/55R18
245/40R18
245/45R18
255/35R18
255/40R18
255/45R18
19"
245/40R19
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The Good
  • Incredible warranty
  • Peace of mind that you keep driving on a flat tire
  • Superb ride comfort for a runflat tire
The Bad
  • Cornering capability could be more precise
Dry Performance88
Wet Performance87
Winter Performance67
Comfort85
Treadwear82
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Want to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a runflat tire without sacrificing ride quality or noise levels?

The Bridgestone Driveguard is a tire aimed at the safety-minded driver, rather than the hardcore spirited driving fanatic.

Because runflat tires have a strengthened sidewall which adds weight and stiffness. This generally means ride comfort is sacrificed and as a result the overall ride quality suffers.

However, runflat tire promises to change the game by delivering ride quality that is just as good as non-runflat tires. The ride is smooth, comfortable and responsive.

Dry Performance

On dry roads and highways, the Bridgestone Driveguard delivers sure-footed traction and predictable handling at all speeds, and provides competent grip and stability when cornering. Any breakaway from Driveguard is smooth and easily controlled.

Bridgestone DriveGuard Tread

You’ll appreciate the extra level of safety and security the Driveguard provides in the event of a puncture. To help temporarily support the vehicle after a puncture causes a loss of air pressure, inside the tire are two steel belts which are reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon on top of a nylon cord casing.

Even if the tire suffers a complete loss of air pressure, the Bridgestone Driveguard will allow you to continue driving at speeds of over 50 miles per hour for up to 50 miles, so a puncture doesn’t mean you’ll have to change a tire on a busy highway or the middle of nowhere on a country backroad

Winter Performance

The Driveguard performs extremely well in the rain so wet weather is no issue. They’re very predictable and give you extra grip when needed in an emergency braking situation. But as you’d expect from an all-season tire, deep snow and ice will give the Driveguard fits, however they handle light snow with surprising confidence, with braking performance being particularly impressive.

Overall

Bridgestone has set a new standard for run flat tires with the Driveguard. Road noise is minimal and the ride is very comfortable and responsive. You’d probably never know that Driveguard was a run flat tire by ride quality alone.

It is available in a range of 15 to 19 inch sizes. Bridgestone stands behind the Driveguard with a 30 day trial period. To sweeten the deal, if it isn’t repairable due to a flat within the first year or 12,000 miles, you’ll get a brand new one. If you don’t want to end up stranded on the side of the road, pick up a set of Bridgestone Driveguard Runflats.

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Author: Cian Kelly

I'm a 23 year old driving addict, car fanatic and writer. I spend most my time rallying around the wet roads of the Irish countryside and producing engaging and informative content for local car dealers.

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