There's a puncture waiting with your name on it. Continue driving for 50 miles at up to 50 mph*.
Key benefits explained
For your car Designed for any passenger car with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). When the indicator on your dashboard lights up, you can safely continue driving for 50 miles at up to 50 mph*. This makes Bridgestone DriveGuard the ideal companion for just about any situation on the road.
Safety & convenience The innovative Bridgestone DriveGuard technology allows you to maintain control after a puncture and safely continue driving for 50 miles at up to 50 mph* until it’s safe to either repair or replace your tyre.
Wet Control Bridgestone DriveGuard tyres are classified Wet Grip A in EU labelling, the highest wet grip performance with short braking distances*.
Key technologies explained
Innovative technology Thanks to our proprietary patented high-tech cooling fin design, Bridgestone DriveGuard tyres redistribute heat and friction after a puncture, so you can keep driving up to 50 miles* even after a complete loss of air pressure.
Whatever the puncture, DriveGuard keeps you going
Bridgestone DriveGuard helps protect you against all types of punctures that are waiting on the road. It doesn’t matter whether a sharp piece of glass slices the outside edge, or a pointed nail pierces the centre tread — Bridgestone DriveGuard tyres will help you continue driving for 50 miles at up to 50 mph.*
* Driving distance after a puncture may vary depending on vehicle load, outside temperature, and when the TPMS is triggered. Bridgestone DriveGuard tyres are classified Wet Grip A in EU labeling. DriveGuard tyres are currently not available for vans, and are only available for cars equipped with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.