AUSTIN, Texas (April 7, 2014) — Bridgestone Americas launched its DriveGuard line of run-flat tires April 3 at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin during a ride-and-drive event for dealers and journalists.
DriveGuard tires are the first full line of mass-market replacement tires available for coupes, sedans and wagons with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) but not originally equipped with run-flat tires, according to Bridgestone. The DriveGuard features run-flat technology that gives drivers the ability to continue driving up to 50 miles at maximum speeds of 50 miles per hour if a puncture or loss of pressure should occur.
The new tires, available in the U.S. and Canada, come with a 50,000- to 60,000-mile treadwear warranty and are available in 32 sizes in 15- to 19-inch rim diameters and 35 to 65 series.
“There's never a good time for a flat tire,” said Robert Saul, Bridgestone Americas' senior product manager. “With DriveGuard tires, even if a flat tire strikes, drivers are empowered to keep moving.”