Bridgestone DriveGuard

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 92%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 71%
Wear 70%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 85%

The Bridgestone DriveGuard is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 82% over 164,500 miles driven.


Tyre Test Highlights

2017 Mid Range Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Very precise steering in wet and dry, good grip
  • Negative - Noisy compared to the best in test (but good for a runflat!)
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/65 R15 92V XL   E A 69  
195/65 R15 95V XL   C A 70  
205/55 R16 94W XL   C A 70  
215/55 R16 97W XL   E A 70  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   C A 70  
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C A 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 70  

Questions and Answers for the Bridgestone DriveGuard

2016-06-20 - When will the Drive Guard be available in size 245 / 50 R18, and the cost? Also what run flats are available in All Season Tyres, for the size above?

We haven't been notified of a 245/50 R18 Driveguard, but Bridgestone are expanding their range all the time so keep an eye on the "sizes" tab. Likewise, all season tyres in that size are very hard to find.

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Size Price Range  
195/55 R16 £75.02 - £92.75 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £68.00 - £68.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £94.00 - £97.37 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £88.00 - £89.14 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 19 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Bridgestone DriveGuard Review

Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a MINI Cooper Coupe (195/55 R16 R) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Only recently fitted but these tyres have transformed the drive quality of my Mini Coupe. Highly recommended as a run-flat option.
66 - tyre reviewed on May 15, 2016   

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Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 120d (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Switched out the Bridgestone S001 RFTs on my BMW 120d for these DriveGuard tyres on the front (not available for the back - 35 profile). Wow, what a difference. The S001's were made of concrete. These are quieter and absorb the imperfections in the road so much better. So much more comfortable.
As a side note, I put a pair of Good Year F1 Asym 2 RFT on the back a little while after, and these are far more comfortable than the S001s too.

The only downside to these tyres is that they are touring tyres, not high performance tyres. To be honest, you can't really tell unless you have driven both though. Yes, the S001s respond slightly faster, but I wouldn't say they were any more grippy. So for the 1% of the time you get a windy B road with no traffic on it, i'd go with the S001s. But for the other 99% of the time the DriveGuards are answer if you are sticking with a RFT. You honestly won't notice unless you are driving this on a track.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 15, 2017   
Given 46% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 320d efficient dynamics (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Put 2 new Driveguard on rear of BMW E90 last year. Done 10,000 miles and both now worn to below legal limit. My driving style is not excessive - in fact, one other tyre, which was on the car when I bought it two years ago, is a budget brand and still has more tread on it than these Bridgestones! Very disappointing.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2017   
Given 92% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 318D (225/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
Ordered these tyres as replacement run flat. Compared in price to the factory specification Pirelli each tyre was £10 each less also there was a £40 cashback promotion for a pair so it was a non-brainer. The tyre fitters then called to advise that the tyre was not BMW approved. I checked this with Bridgestone who confirmed that it was not "star" rated as not fully tested with BMW. SO the final EU ratings may not be accurate. These were rated A for wet which i can confirm is correct and C for wear and 70DB for noise I took the risk and it is so different from the Pirelli P7. Much less road noise. The tyre is XL and as such the wall looks thick and protrudes like a hot rod. Wear i cannot comment, after 1000 miles no notice in wear. Handling you feel less bumps so feedback is slightly less however the comfort has improved a lot even on motorways. I think Bridgestone should get it star rated as no other tyre on the market performs as well.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 6, 2017   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 320 d (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 150,000 spirited miles
Ok I've been through many tyres in my time. Was looking for similar deive to uni royals rain sports and I have found it!. These tyres are truly stunning to drive with and I think I've found my tyre for life. The wet grip is frightening gripping and you will never skid ! On top of that they are run flats and therefore I won't get ripped off if or whenever I get a puncture. I can plan ahead with run flats and order tyres in and not be pressured into buying like with the normal tyres. Thumbs up bridge stone !
1 - tyre reviewed on May 31, 2017   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 320d 2010 (225/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 500 average miles
Had these on from bridgestone re050a1 and continentals.
Contis were awesome but wear extremely quickly (lasted 4 months)

Re050a1 is not a bad tyre at all so was interested in trying the drive guard.
Only done approx 500 miles on them. So far so good, holding the road well but not aswell as the continentals (maybe time will tell), surprisingly comfortable for a runflat and can tell a noise reduction.
Overall, very pleased.
6 - tyre reviewed on December 16, 2016   

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