A Look at the Bridgestone DriveGuard

February 1st, 2017

At Don Owen Tire in Bloomington, IL, we carry Bridgestone tires and the Bridgestone DriveGuard is one of our biggest sellers. We’d like to give you in-depth information on this innovative design from Bridgestone:

The Bridgestone DriveGuard is an excellent all-season grand touring tire that features the latest in Bridgestone run-flat technology. Its design allows drivers to continue up to 50 more miles at 50 mph, even after a complete loss of air pressure due to a puncture. Think about how much of a benefit that could be if you’re on a crowded expressway, in the middle of nowhere on a rural road or driving in bad weather!

The DriveGuard from Bridgestone offers excellent traction on wet or dry roads as well as light snow, thanks to a silica-enhanced all-season tread compound that’s molded into an asymmetric tread design. Its circumferential and cross grooves help move water away from the tire’s contact patch to resist hydroplaning, while a Bridgestone Tires in Bloomington IL network of sipes adds hundreds of extra biting edges to enhance traction on wet roads or snow.
Internally, the DriveGuard from Bridgestone is designed with two steel belts and a spiral nylon wrap on top of a rayon cord casing. This provides excellent ride quality and long wear, along with reinforced sidewalls that can support the weight of the vehicle in the event of a puncture and pressure loss.

Bridgestone’s innovative sidewall design uses their proprietary NanoPro-Tech reinforced rubber compound, with a sophisticated Cooling Fin Design that combines run-flat performance with a smooth and forgiving ride.

If you’re looking for a tire that combines the security of run-flat technology with the comfort, traction, and responsiveness of a grand touring all-season tire, you can’t go wrong with the Bridgestone DriveGuard. At Don Owen Tire in Bloomington, IL, we carry a wide selection of sizes of Bridgestone DriveGuard tires for various applications and fitments. Regardless of whether you drive a sedan, coupe, minivan, SUV, or crossover, chances are we’ve got a Bridgestone DriveGuard tire for you, at a price point you’ll love! Make an appointment with us and let us see what we can do for you, or shop our selection of tires online

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