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Bridgestone Driveguard Event at Chateau Impney

I was recently invited to Chateau Impney Droitwich to learn about How Bridgestone Driveguard Tyres can keep you going. So i want to tell you a bit about the day I spent there and a bit about the reason for this event, the Driveguard Tyre.

I was really looking forward to this. Well it was my first event of this kind I was kindly invited to. Also if you, like me, have kids and go on long journeys you surely will appreciate that chosing the right tyre is very important. So I was very intrigued how they were going to tell and show us the advantages of these tyres.

On the way to the event I was thinking that it would be quite ironic if I were to be stuck at the side of the road with a flat tyre just as I was going to an event that was all about how to avoid a situation like that.

First impressions on arriving at the Venue it all looked very pretty and impressive. #driveguard

Rachel & Ben Smallman and the rest of the Bridgestone crew welcomed us with Tea’s and coffee’s at the hotel’s conference Room. We first went through some of the history of the Bridgestone Brand. Then came the more technical bits about the main event, the Driveguard Tyre itself. Which of course was the reason why we were all there. But more about that later. Once they explained things to us about the company and the tyre it was time to be split up into teams. There were some little competitions. The most interesting ones were winning a set of Driveguard Tyres. Then there was a chance to win high visibility vests for a school of your choice. Which obviously I nominated my kids’ school for. Then there was the activity that I was both excited and a little apprehensive about. Seeing the Driveguard in action on a test track.

The DriveGuard Test Drive

We got to try out what it felt like to drive in a car fitted with the Driveguard tyres. I was a little apprehensive about it, because, if you know me or follow me on instagram and watch my stories and live broadcasts, you’ll know I’m dyspraxic and I find it easiest to drive an automatic car. Which doesn’t mean I can’t drive a manual, it’s just that I’d rather not. The cars available on the day were manual. Two VW golf and we were let loose on their little test track first in a car with all tyres inflated and then in a car with one of the front tyres completely deflated. After a little jittery start, which as I mentioned before was to be expected, I went round the course with both cars and of course there was a difference in driving both cars, but it was a very minute difference. I feel confident that it would not be difficult at all to drive safely in a real, day-to-day, situation with a punctured Driveguard Tyre.

For the rest of the day we got to hear and see a little more about the driveGuard tyre in a couple of other stalls. There was a buffet lunch provided as well which had a great variety and was very delicious.

Who knew that learning about inovative tyres was that fun and made you quite hungry. Towards the end there was just enough time to find out a little about Bridgestone’s involvement in the Olympics and in Golf. And how they were hoping to help to inspire the next Generation of professional athletes.

The Bridgestone DriveGuard Tyre – the technical bits –

The Tyre is without a doubt the most important part on your vehicle, wouldn’t you agree? It is the only part that actually connects with the road. Wouldn’t you then say that it was extremely important to choose the right tyre for you and to look after them as best you can? It is not nice at all to find that your TPMS  ( Tyre pressure monitoring system ) is flashing on your dashboard and you have to find the nearest, safest place to stop to double-check your tyres. Having a puncture at the side of the road is no fun and can be extremely dangerous. Not just when you have kids with you, also when you are on your own. That’s where the Bridgestone Driveguard Tyre comes in. It is specifically engineered to be driven for 50 miles at up to 50 mph. If you are more than 50 miles from your destination, you’ll at least be able to drive to the nearest service station, garage or another location of your choice. The important point here is that you won’t have to stop at the side of the road anymore if you have a puncture. When you, like me, make most of your journeys with your kids the safety and security of your children are the most important thing. The Bridgestone Driveguard Tyre can help you with this in situations where you would have been very worried about this before.

Now for more on the technical side of the DriveGuard tyre I would like you to watch this little video by the people who know best how to explain it to you, Bridgestone:

So as you can see from this video The Bridgestone Driveguard Tyre is the perfect alternative to conventional tyres. As many cars these days don’t even come with a proper spare tyre anymore. And who is to say how the conventional tyre will behave when you have a puncture.

There is however a slight drawback, like with most things in live these days. You can’t fit these tyres on larger vehicles like SUV’s, 4×4’s and vans. Also your car has to have a TPMS installed. Which to be fair most cars have standard these days as it was made a mandatory standard for new cars since 2014. So the Driveguard Tyre is ideal for most family cars which have a TPMS installed.

So next time you are looking to get new tyres why not go for a Bridgestone DriveGuard. You can’t put a price on piece of mind.

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