New Technology - 'DriveGuard' by Bridgestone
On Tuesday 19th January 2016, in Nice, France, Bridgestone launched its latest technology DriveGuard. Over 100 journalists from around Europe were invited to this launch event to see what Bridgestone DriveGuard had to offer.
The engineering of this new tyre allows the driver to continue to drive for approximately 50 miles at a speed of up to 50mph following a puncture, whether this is a sharp piece of glass on the outer edge or a nail straight through the centre of the tread. These tyres are designed for cars with a TPMS valve fitted, once the indicator on your dashboard alerts you to the loss of air you know you have approximately 50 miles to get to a safe location.
As well as offering the driver an additional 50 miles to drive to safety, the tyre allows the car to be able to continue to drive well, maintaining steering control. As well as being a great tyre in an emergency, DriveGuard tyres also offer an 'A' Wet Grip rating, which is the highest wet grip performance, resulting in shorter braking distances.
Bridgestone are expected to market DriveGuard tyres in the most popular sizes but there is talk of widening the size range and possibly introducing cold-weather tyres depending on interest in the product shown by the public. This new tyre is expected to be available for sale in the UK from around April this year. Until then, at Hometyre we stock various other Bridgestone Runflats including the RE050A and the S001, to see the tyres we have available in your size either call our sales team on 0800 783 9310 or visit our website!
Written by Louise Cowlishaw - Hometyre HQ
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