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SOURCE Discount Tire
Innovative Run-Flat Technology Offered by World's Largest Tire & Wheel Retailer
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discount Tire, the world's largest tire and wheel retailer has made Bridgestone's innovative DriveGuard run-flat tire technology available to customers. The new product offers benefits of run-flat technology without the typical tradeoffs of comfort, traction, handling and price. DriveGuard tires will allow motorists added control over a traditional tire should they have a sudden and dramatic loss in tire pressure.
"Discount Tire is proud to offer the new Bridgestone DriveGuard in its stores to help drivers stay proactive when it comes to road safety," said Mark Maruffo, vice president for Discount Tire. "A flat tire can be a scary and stressful situation. DriveGuard run-flat technology helps minimize the danger of a sudden loss of tire pressure and of changing a flat tire on a busy highway."
DriveGuard run-flat technology enables drivers to continue driving up to 50 miles at a maximum of 50 mph after losing air pressure. The DriveGuard tire is also a great solution for the many vehicles that do not have a spare and is available in a variety of sizes for today's most popular cars including Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Now drivers will get the safety of run-flat tire technology without the typical trade-offs of comfort, traction, handling and price:
An unique benefit of the Bridgestone DriveGuard tire includes its lightweight construction. Traditional run-flat tires are heavy. The extra weight of four traditional run-flat tires plus a spare increases fuel consumption for passenger vehicles, while the lighter DriveGuard Tire won't significantly weigh down a vehicle-lower vehicle weight helps improve gas mileage.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are 414 fatalities and 10,275 non-fatal injuries annually in light vehicles in which the cause of the crash was a flat tire or blowout. Should a blowout occur while driving, Discount Tire offers three steps to stay safe:
For more information about Discount Tire or the Bridgestone DriveGuard tire visit the website at www.discounttire.com.
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