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There are a lot of great tires for daily commuters, and every manufacturer is going to tell you that what it offers is far better than the competition. Believe whichever company you want. Just know that they aren't all the same tire with different names stamped on the side.
Some tires outshine the majority of other tires in more ways than one in everyday driving situations. It really is worth finding out what they are. I can say that Bridgestone's recently introduced DriveGuard Plus is something sedan and crossover owners should look into.
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The DriveGuard Plus offers run-flat technology that's going to get you to the nearest repair shop without worry. Instead of busting out a sketchy scissor jack and risking your life to throw on the spare on the side of the highway, you can keep rolling for up to 50 miles at 50 mph after a puncture. If that doesn't offer peace of mind, the 65,000-mile warranty should.
As a successor to the brand's DriveGuard tire, this new contender is a run-flat extended-mobility tire. That's a welcomed detail, but it's not exactly newsworthy. What is interesting is that the asymmetric tread pattern and 3D full-depth sipes are designed to offer improvements in hydroplane resistance when new or worn, shorter stopping distances in the snow, and even better acceleration.
Bridgestone says the DriveGuard Plus also offers better year-round performance than its predecessor and much of the competition. The enhanced performance doesn’t come at the cost of your ears or spine, however. The tire maker says this is also a true touring tire built to offer a quieter, more comfortable ride so you get the best balance of performance and pleasure from your car.
The DriveGuard Plus is already here and available at all Bridgestone dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Will your daily driver be rolling on it in the near future? Be sure to let us know down in the comments.