For those of you who have not heard of the Bridgestone DriveGuard… well, this tire is truly awesome, so keep on reading.
DriveGuard tires are specifically engineered to take a punch (or more accurately, a puncture) and keep you cruising along for up to 50 miles at maximum speeds up to 50 miles per hour. For more information on the DriveGuard click here.
In 2014, I had the opportunity to test the DriveGuard tires at the DriveGuard Launch Event held at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas; and the DriveGuard was nothing less than impressive. We tested out DriveGuard tires with punctures, and they were just as quiet as the DriveGuard tires without punctures. You did not hear any thumping that you would normally experience with a flat tire. The traction was also great in both the punctured tires and the tires without a puncture. For a busy working Mom like myself I was sold on the peace of mind and convenience you get from these exceptional run-flat tires. I think your customers, family members, and friends would be as well. Think about how often vehicles are leased or purchased without spare tires, which then puts the driver who gets a flat tire in a situation where they are stuck on the side of the road waiting for road side assistance. No one wants to be in that predicament, especially when there is a product that can help you avoid that exact scenario. With the DriveGuard when you puncture a tire you can just keep on going (for 50 miles!!). You can get your kids to school, make it to work on time, and then take care of your tire. Please note:: The only indicator alerting the driver that they have a puncture is the TPMS sensor (since the noise is minimal to none). So for Dealers selling this tire please inform your customers that they must pay attention to their tire pressure/sensor light to avoid being stranded or stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire.
To see a demonstration of just how well these tires perform check out this clip below from the Today Show.
And for those of you who are familiar with the DriveGuard here is some fantastic news:
DriveGuard CUV’s began shipping earlier this month (May 2016)! Now DriveGuard is available to 80% of mini-van owners and 43% of CUV owners! All 7 of these new sizes offer a 60,000 mile limited treadwear warranty, premium touring ride and handling, and extended mobility capabilities.