Bridgestone DriveGuard

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 73%
Wear 54%
Comfort 79%
Buy again 72%

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

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Tyre review data from 15 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 196,860 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 £74.98 - £92.89 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £60.30 - £72.10 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £85.80 - £110.40 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £73.98 - £84.74 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 18 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.
84 - tyre reviewed on May 15, 2016   

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Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a Dacia Logan (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 10,000 easy going miles
I fitted a set of Bridgestone Driveguard on my father's 2005 Dacia Logan, found the tyres at a very good price. The car drives exactly as it should, the noise from the tyres is really low, the grip is also very good in any road conditions. Unfortunately, the front tyres(it s a fwd car) are used more than half of their profile in only 15.000km(aprox. 10.000 miles) which is very unplesant compared to the last set of tyres fitted on that car, some cheap Matadors which lasted more than 45.000km(~30.000 miles). In conclusion Bridgestone Driveguard are good tyres as long as they last,but their poor lifetime makes me think twice in buying them again.
1 - tyre reviewed on April 10, 2018   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 325i (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
very good comfort for run flat tire,very good grip on wet and dry.Would buy them again
1 - tyre reviewed on March 10, 2018   
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Audi (215/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 6,250 average miles
recently fitted on a Audi A4 1.8T quattro. With amost 3,500 km on a monthly basis ( 10,000 km tll now) most of them on the national highway E95 of Greece I am extremely satisfied. ESP is enabled very rarely.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 8, 2018   
Given 85% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Civic Type S 2.2 i CDTi (225/45 R17 V) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
I fitted 4 of these tyres to my Civic.e fairly good considering they were Run Continentals were fairly good considering they were Runflats but the improvement is night and day. the Bridgestone Driveguards are 100% better.
I always stuggled with runflats for this particular model of car, the ride on the standard Type S civic is rather hard and a little thrashy, when combined with runflats this made the ride even more harsh and thrashy. Combined with the fact that the civic uses unsually high tyre pressures (33psi) runflats can be bit of a chore to drive on. When I changed to the driveguards it made the car a real pleasure to drive on again. Road noise was noticeably reduced, the wet grip is so much better than the Continentals. There is no more tramlining, the car feels so much better under heavy breaking and on the motorway the car no longer drones along. I think Runflat technology has really matured now. This is the first set of runflats that are as good if not a little better than premium standard tyres. I'm not saying that they are track day tyres or racing tyres but for a good mix of spirited driving they are some of the best money can buy.
1 - tyre reviewed on March 4, 2018   
Given 50% (breakdown) while driving a Lexus IS300 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10 average miles
As i do a lot of Motorway driving i thought these would be ideal puncture protection. They Handled well in all conditions (except snow, but many don't). Unfortunately the tyres lasted approx 10,000 miles and had worn on rear inner edge down to below 1mm with cord showing ! Towards the end of their life (approx5mm) the handling of the car had changed completely, "tram lining", wander, and poor grip. I am very disappointed with the life of these tyres (my factory fitted Yokohamas lasted nearly 30,000 miles). Great when new , poor when part worn.Not worth the extra money in my opinion.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 8, 2018   

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