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CoreScore 73:
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  • Consumer reviews on the top tire selling websites.
    We gather such data as the numbers of reviews and the ultimate score of the tire model on numerous tire-related websites such as amazon, tirerack, oponeo, simpletire, market.yandex, tyrereviews, and others.
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Popularity of the model 43:
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  • The premium brand factor .
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  • The number of news items about the model .
  • The number of times the tire was involved in professional tire tests.
  • The fact of the tire being on the bestseller lists on such reputed websites as amazon, tirerack, oponeo, simpletire, and others.
  • The number of tire types and sizes .

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Value, average: 27

Key Facts

  • Year Released: 2014
  • Regions for sale: North America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, South Africa
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Summary

We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Bridgestone DriveGuard. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– A satisfied driver wrote that the tire was very stable at highway speed.
– The owner said that the tire exceeded his expectations, especially in terms of wet traction and hydroplaning resistance.
– A few drivers mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth, comfortable and quiet ride provided by this tire.

Reasons not to buy

– Some drivers complained that the tires were defective.
– One disappointed driver said that the tires were stiff, noisy and unstable.
– Some drivers complained about the tires' poor quality.

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Bridgestone DriveGuard Rating scores from other platforms:

Tyrereviews Source
72.0 out of 100
Based on:
23 customer ratings
287,860 miles driven
SimpleTire Source
4.5 out of 5
Based on:
19 customer ratings
Oponeo Source
4.6 out of 5
Based on:
15 customer ratings
112,000 miles driven
Bridgestone DriveGuard



Description

Drive up to 50 miles to safety after a flat.

  • Up to 60,000 mile limited treadwear warranty
  • Quiet ride and confident handling
  • Touring tire with all-season performance
  • Available for crossovers, minivans, sedans, coupes and wagons

Bridgestone DriveGuard Latest News

  • Apr 29, 2016
    Video

    Bridgestone DriveGuard Technologies

    There's never a good time for a flat. That's why we're introducing DriveGuard run-flat tires for CUVs and Minivans. Now you can rest easy knowing you can safely travel up to 50 miles after a puncture and get the kids to soccer practice on time.

  • Apr 28, 2016
    Video

    Bridgestone DriveGuard Tire versus U.S. Olympic Archer Khatuna Lorig

    What you're about to see is real. Our DriveGuard tires are proven to run up to 50 miles at up to 50 miles per hour following a puncture. Watch how they perform versus a regular tire once U.S. Olympic Archer Khatuna Lorig has used them both for target practice.

  • Feb 29, 2016
    Video

    Bridgestone Driveguard

    For the launch of Bridgestone Driveguard tyres in Belgium we were asked to make a VR experience for a tradeshow booth using Samsung Gear VR goggles. The Driveguard USP: "There's a puncture waiting with your name on it. Continue driving for 80 km at up to 80 km/h".


Bridgestone DriveGuard Latest Reviews

12 November, 2020 09:09 by Christian
2
More than 6 months
City
What is bad?
Treadwear

Comments
The tire is not as durable as I expected. We purchased some Bridgestone Dueller tires. I found them on line with a rating of 40k miles. I try to understand why ours lasted significantly less. I suppose these tires should live up to what they publish- if it's 40k miles, they should ride for 40k miles. We wont be buying these tires again!
23 October, 2019 03:24 by Kathryn Mendez
3
More than 6 months
City
What is good?
Reasonable price, famous brand.
What is bad?
Treadwear
To my mind, these tires are more prone to blow out than other non run-flat tires. On my first over-the-curb blow put I thought these were terrific. After my sixth blow-out I'm not willing to use these again. I changed all 4 tires to another brand without run-flat feature.
Comments
I'm disappointed.
17 October, 2019 21:27 by Kevin
5
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Price/Quality
Treadwear
Value for money, comfortable ride.
Comments
These are the second set for my 2013 Kia Optima. I drive 130 miles daily for a work and I have a good feeling knowing the tires will get me home. I had to replace one after getting a piece of metal wire though the tread. Made is home safely, drove over 70 miles while damaged. Got over 50K miles on first set. Definitely recommend!

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Bridgestone / DriveGuard
Car Type
Season
All Season
Rim Diameter
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 "
Width
185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 mm
Aspect Ratio
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... Y (max 186 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Bridgestone / DriveGuard Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Load range Sidewall styling Tire weight Overall diameter Tread depth Price
R15 195/60 R15 88H 195/60 R15 88H BW 26.0 24.2 12.0
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H BW 28.0 25.0 12.0
R16 195/55 R16 87V 195/55 R16 87V BW 24.0 24.4 12.0
R16 205/55 R16 91V 205/55 R16 91V BW 25.0 24.9 11.0
R16 205/60 R16 92V 205/60 R16 92V BW 29.0 25.7 12.0
R16 205/65 R16 95H 205/65 R16 95H BW 32.0 26.5 12.0
R16 215/55 R16 93V 215/55 R16 93V BW 27.0 25.3 11.0
R16 215/60 R16 95V 215/60 R16 95V BW 29.0 26.1 11.0
R16 225/60 R16 98V 225/60 R16 98V BW 33.0 26.6 11.0
R16 225/65 R16 100H 225/65 R16 100H BW 39.0 27.48 11.0
R16 235/65 R16 103T 235/65 R16 103T BW 43.0 28.03 11.0
R17 205/45 R17 88W XL 205/45 R17 88W XL XL BW 22.0 24.3 11.0
R17 205/50 R17 93W XL 205/50 R17 93W XL XL BW 26.0 25.1 11.0
R17 215/45 R17 91W XL 215/45 R17 91W XL XL BW 25.0 24.7 11.0
R17 215/50 R17 95V XL 215/50 R17 95V XL XL BW 28.0 25.5 11.0
R17 215/55 R17 94V 215/55 R17 94V BW 28.0 26.3 11.0
R17 225/45 R17 91W 225/45 R17 91W BW 24.0 25.0 11.0
R17 225/50 R17 94W 225/50 R17 94W BW 28.0 25.9 11.0
R17 225/55 R17 97V 225/55 R17 97V BW 31.0 26.8 12.0
R17 225/60 R17 99H 225/60 R17 99H BW 36.0 27.64 11.0
R17 225/65 R17 102H 225/65 R17 102H BW 40.0 28.5 11.0
R17 235/45 R17 94W 235/45 R17 94W BW 27.0 25.4 11.0
R17 235/50 R17 96W 235/50 R17 96W BW 30.0 26.3 11.0
R17 235/60 R17 102H 235/60 R17 102H BW 39.0 28.11 11.0
R17 235/65 R17 104H 235/65 R17 104H BW 44.0 29.06 11.0
R17 245/40 R17 91W 245/40 R17 91W BW 25.0 24.7 11.0
R17 245/45 R17 99W XL 245/45 R17 99W XL XL BW 30.0 25.7 11.0
R17 255/40 R17 94W 255/40 R17 94W BW 27.0 25.0 11.0
R18 215/45 R18 93W XL 215/45 R18 93W XL XL BW 26.0 25.6 11.0
R18 215/55 R18 95H 215/55 R18 95H BW 30.0 27.3 11.0
R18 225/40 R18 92W XL 225/40 R18 92W XL XL BW 26.0 25.1 11.0
R18 225/45 R18 95W XL 225/45 R18 95W XL XL BW 28.0 25.9 11.0
R18 225/50 R18 95W 225/50 R18 95W BW 30.0 26.9 11.0
R18 235/40 R18 95W XL 235/40 R18 95W XL XL BW 27.0 25.4 11.0
R18 235/45 R18 98W XL 235/45 R18 98W XL XL BW 30.0 26.3 11.0
R18 235/50 R18 97W 235/50 R18 97W BW 32.0 27.3 11.0
R18 235/55 R18 100V 235/55 R18 100V BW 38.0 28.15 11.0
R18 245/40 R18 97W XL 245/40 R18 97W XL XL BW 29.0 25.7 11.0
R18 245/45 R18 96W 245/45 R18 96W BW 30.0 26.7 11.0
R18 255/35 R18 94W XL 255/35 R18 94W XL XL BW 28.0 25.0 11.0
R18 255/40 R18 99W XL 255/40 R18 99W XL XL BW 30.0 26.0 11.0
R18 255/45 R18 99W 255/45 R18 99W BW 32.0 27.1 11.0
R19 245/40 R19 98W XL 245/40 R19 98W XL XL BW 30.0 26.7 11.0

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Sort by: Date
12 November, 2020 09:09 by Christian
2
More than 6 months
City
What is bad?
Treadwear

Comments
The tire is not as durable as I expected. We purchased some Bridgestone Dueller tires. I found them on line with a rating of 40k miles. I try to understand why ours lasted significantly less. I suppose these tires should live up to what they publish- if it's 40k miles, they should ride for 40k miles. We wont be buying these tires again!
23 October, 2019 03:24 by Kathryn Mendez
3
More than 6 months
City
What is good?
Reasonable price, famous brand.
What is bad?
Treadwear
To my mind, these tires are more prone to blow out than other non run-flat tires. On my first over-the-curb blow put I thought these were terrific. After my sixth blow-out I'm not willing to use these again. I changed all 4 tires to another brand without run-flat feature.
Comments
I'm disappointed.
17 October, 2019 21:27 by Kevin
5
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Price/Quality
Treadwear
Value for money, comfortable ride.
Comments
These are the second set for my 2013 Kia Optima. I drive 130 miles daily for a work and I have a good feeling knowing the tires will get me home. I had to replace one after getting a piece of metal wire though the tread. Made is home safely, drove over 70 miles while damaged. Got over 50K miles on first set. Definitely recommend!

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Questions and Answers

  • Apr 29, 2016
    Video

    Bridgestone DriveGuard Technologies

    There's never a good time for a flat. That's why we're introducing DriveGuard run-flat tires for CUVs and Minivans. Now you can rest easy knowing you can safely travel up to 50 miles after a puncture and get the kids to soccer practice on time.

  • Apr 28, 2016
    Video

    Bridgestone DriveGuard Tire versus U.S. Olympic Archer Khatuna Lorig

    What you're about to see is real. Our DriveGuard tires are proven to run up to 50 miles at up to 50 miles per hour following a puncture. Watch how they perform versus a regular tire once U.S. Olympic Archer Khatuna Lorig has used them both for target practice.

  • Feb 29, 2016
    Video

    Bridgestone Driveguard

    For the launch of Bridgestone Driveguard tyres in Belgium we were asked to make a VR experience for a tradeshow booth using Samsung Gear VR goggles. The Driveguard USP: "There's a puncture waiting with your name on it. Continue driving for 80 km at up to 80 km/h".

  • Jan 20, 2016
    Video

    Bridgestone DriveGuard - Technology

    The Bridgestone DriveGuard is a new take on the runflat. The DriveGuard offers improved comfort and wet grip, this video explains how.

  • Mar 09, 2015
    Video

    Tested: DriveGuard. A Better Riding Run-Flat for Winter? | Tire Rack

    Designed to be a better riding run-flat, Bridgestone's DriveGuard aims to be the simple mainstream solution, providing appropriate road manners and extended mobility capabilities for any passenger car with a tire pressure monitoring system. But how does it perform when it snows? We went to Sweden to test this tire where winter reigns supreme.

  • Mar 09, 2015
    Video

    Tested: DriveGuard vs Cinturato P7 in Snow | Tire Rack

    Bridgestone's newest 3G RFT tire design is simply called DriveGuard, a run-flat tire designed to equal or better the ride of any OEM run-flat, and even be comfortable enough to install on cars that didn't come with run-flat tires as Original Equipment. But how does it perform when it snows?

  • Sep 24, 2014
    Video

    Do Bridgestone DriveGuard Run Flat Replacement Tires Work? | Consumer Reports

    Bridgestone created a new run flat replacement tire called DriveGuard. It claims to allow you to drive up to 50 miles at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. It's made to fit many cars but you'll need a tire pressure monitoring system.

  • Jul 03, 2014
    Video

    Tested: Bridgestone DriveGuard & Peace of Mind for Your Car | Tire Rack

    Designed to be a better riding run-flat, Bridgestone's DriveGuard aims to be the simple mainstream solution, providing appropriate road manners and extended mobility capabilities for any passenger car with a tire pressure monitoring system. How well does it work on a common mid-sized sedan and our BMW test vehicles?