Bridgestone DriveGuard

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 74%
Handling 70%
Wear 54%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 68%

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

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Tyre review data from 11 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 176,610 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 £78.80 - £93.01 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £62.80 - £68.80 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £87.51 - £110.60 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £81.90 - £90.50 (8 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.
76 - tyre reviewed on May 15, 2016   

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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   
Given 51% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Superb II combi 2.0 tdi cr (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 9,000 average miles
Great Grip but terrible noise feedback and 9k miles wear is crazy bad ..
0 - tyre reviewed on February 3, 2018   
Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 120d (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
These replaced 4 worn Potenzas and immediately felt a little softer and noticeably quieter. They're not sports tyres, but, as others have said, 99% of the time that's not relevant. So, generally they're OK, but as winter has set in, they feel skittish as the temperatures have become nearer zero. In today's snow they were quite troubling. I just handed back a courtesy car with Potenzas on and they felt better than the Drive Guards in the icy slush. Admittedly both are summer tyres, but the winter handling would deter me from buying again, albeit I probably saved around £20 a tyre.
3 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2017   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 220d Sport Auto (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 100 average miles
I have just replaced Contisports with DriveGuards, which are much quieter and more comfortable. There is not much difference in feel, and the official grip figures are good. I will have to see how fast they wear, but I'm not too bothered as they are not that expensive.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 20, 2017   
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.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 15, 2017   

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