You should never compromise on safety. And that's particularly true when it
comes to passenger car tyres.
A good quality car tyre will perform better than a cheaper import in critical
areas such as wet weather braking and road holding. And, because Australia has
some of the harshest road conditions in the world, a good quality car tyre will
also last you a lot longer. So, it's little wonder Bridgestone tyres are fitted
to most new cars made in this country.
Our Bridgestone Turanza range of car tyres reflects the best in touring
technology while Bridgestone Potenza is synonymous with the ultimate in
performance passenger tyres. There's also our Firestone range which combines
motorsport heritage with street-wise credibility in a value package.
Light Truck Tyres
When it comes to light trucks, commercial vans and utilities, Bridgestone has
you covered. Our Light truck (L/T) range delivers the ultimate in off-road
strength and performance. We’ve combined toughness and durability with a
selection of tyres for a range of vehicles that is as diverse as the needs of
those who drive them. Whether you use your vehicle on and off road, on the
highway or commercially, we have a tyre to suit. Some people will want
increased wear life while others will want superior traction and manoeuvrability.
Some people will simply want the reliability of an all-season tyre for all
purposes. Whatever your needs, from tray top light commercial vehicles to vans
and utilities, our L/T range has a tyre to suit.
There's now a huge variety of 4x4 and all-wheel drive vehicles on Australian
roads. And the needs of the people behind the wheels of these vehicles are also
Some will want to know they can take their car onto a rugged outback track
without a second thought. Others will want comfort and quiet performance from
their tyres as they cruise the highways. And there are plenty who will demand a
tyre that can do both.
The good news is that, whatever your requirements, Bridgestone has you
Our Dueler range of premium 4x4 tyres offers a huge choice of tyre sizes and
There are our Highway Terrain tyre (H/T) and Highway Performance tyre (H/P)
ranges that deliver superior grip and handling combined with low noise. With its
rugged Light Truck construction, our L/T tyre range delivers the ultimate in
off-road strength and durability while our popular All Terrain tyre (A/T) range
gives you the best of both worlds.
The Golden Rules
Bridgestone Australia Ltd. takes pride in offering professional services and
advice to assist you with choosing the right tyres for your vehicle. It is
very important for you to know how to maintain the tyres you purchase to ensure
the effectiveness and safety of those tyres.
Check air pressures in all tyres regularly.
It is preferable that this check be made weekly, when tyres are cold, and
using a gauge known to be accurate.
Ensure you have the correct tyre for your car.
You can check this by referring to the tyre placard fitted to the car, which
indicates the correct size, speed rating and load capacity, as well as
recommended inflation pressures. The placard is fitted to all vehicles
manufactured since 1973 and is usually contained in the glove box, on the
driver's door pillar or under the front bonnet.
Avoid "mixing" tyres.
It is advisable to avoid mixing different brand tyres on the same axle due to
varying construction styles. It can also be dangerous to mix tyres of different
sizes or aspect ratios. You should consult a qualified tyre technician for
Avoid hard braking and sudden acceleration.
Tyres may wear quickly if consistently subjected to hard braking or rapid
Use care when parking to avoid tyre damage.
Many impact fractures occur in the sidewall area of the tyre rather than the
tread. Careful parking will reduce damage to tyre sidewalls that can occur
through contact with kerbs.
Ensure that tyres have more than 1.6mm of tread.
Most new tyres have about 8-9mm of tread pattern when manufactured but when
the tread wears down to less than 1.6mm, the tyre may be unsafe to use in wet
conditions and should be replaced as soon as possible. Tyres have indicators in
their tread pattern which show as lines across the tread when reduced to 1.6mm.
Have your tyres fitted by a qualified tyre technician.
Tyres should be fitted by a qualified tyre technician, who will ensure that
they are fitted to the wheel correctly. Poorly-fitted tyres can result in
vibration, premature failure, poor handling or rapid tread wear.
Do not use sealants to repair punctures.
After a puncture, tyres must be inspected internally to assess what damage
has occurred , they often do not fully inflate the tyre and accordingly the
vehicle should be driven at reduced speeds until the tyre can be changed or
permanently repaired. Sealants should not be used as preventative measures. The
use of sealants may invalidate tyre warranties.