Bridgestone DriveGuard Run-Flat Tires
Changing a flat tire is among the most manly things you can do, so we normally don’t mind getting a chance to flex our muscles. Unless it’s raining. Or you don’t have a spare. Or the tire that needs to be changed is on your woman’s vehicle, and she is stuck on the side of the road two hours away from you.
Murphy’s Law dictates those are the only times you’ll ever have a flat tire, when it is least convenient. So then man invented the run-flat tire, a marvel of engineering that will allow you to drive for 50 miles at 50 mph on a flat tire. Over the past decade or so, you’ve seen them equipped mostly on BMW vehicles. Unfortunately they have a reputation for a stiff ride, rapid wear, and expensive replacement, so the technology hasn’t really taken off — until now.
Available in May, DriveGuard is Bridgestone’s new line of after market run-flat tires, designed to fit a wide range of vehicles. New technology allows for a more comfortable ride, longer wear warranty, and Bridgestone has managed to get the price down substantially too. The result is a ground-breaking product that I experienced first hand at the Circuit of the Americas. I’ll allow this animation to explain in more detail:
You can read my full thoughts on Bridgestone DriveGuard Tires over at Crave Online and check out this infographic below for everything you ever wanted to know about flat tires.