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    6 Greatest Engines on Sale Today

    What makes a great engine? Is it power alone, or something more? It’s not just the growl of a V8, or the force of a turbo. There’s something else about the best powerplants on the market, they have their own discernible personality. Bringing together power and personality, here are our 6 greatest engines on sale today. 1. General Motors 6.2 litre V8 supercharged LS9 engine General Motors’ flagship engine, the LS9 features in the brand’s most powerful and capable Corvette, the ZR1. But it also finds a home down under in Australia’s most powerful production vehicle the HSV GTSR W1. Built by hand in the states at GM’s Wixom, Michigan plant, the big V8 features a raft of special components such as forged titanium valves and conrods that help it handle a huge output of 474kW of power and 815Nm of torque at a roaring 6600rpm. 2. Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine Introduced almost 5 years ago, this four-pot is one of the world’s most powerful engines per litre. Producing 265kW of power and 450Nm of torque it catapults to a screaming redline of 6000rpm. Featured in smaller Mercedes-AMG cars such as the A-Class, CLA-Class, and GLA-Class, it has won engine of the year awards multiple times. But Mercedes-AMG isn't done yet and has tipped that it’s updated four-cylinder to be featured in the next generation A-Class will produce over 300kW. 3. Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged engine Voted international engine of the year six times in a row, Audi’s rambunctious five-pot screamer harks back to the company's 1980’s rally roots when its first five-cylinder turbo dominated on the gravel. Now featuring in its current RS3 and TT RS models, it produces a big 294kW of power and 480Nm of torque, but its charm is in its sound, which only a five-cylinder can achieve when pushed to 7000rpm. 4. Ferrari 6.5-litre V12 engine In this age of forced induction engines which seem almost mandatory in supercars, Ferrari has kept alive the beauty and ferocity of the naturally aspirated V12 engine in the 812 Superfast. Producing an absolutely belting 588kW at 8500rpm and 718Nm of torque, the Superfast is catapulted by its engine from 0-100km/h in just 2.9sec and reaches a top speed of 340km/h. Although interested punters have already missed out, with all Ferrari 812 Superfasts already sold out. 5. Porsche 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine Porsche’s latest naturally aspirated flat-six fitted the 911 GT3 increases capacity from 3.8 to 4.0-litre and it’s the best sounding six getting around. The sound and feeling it produces at its 9000rpm redline is absolutely eye watering. Power is delivered at an intense rate of knots, with 368kW at 8250rpm and 460Nm at 6000rpm... It’s not for the faint hearted. 6. Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre V8 turbocharged engine Mercedes-AMG’s devastatingly powerful V8 produces some of the meanest sounds of any and it’s hard to explain just how good this thing sounds. Beyond its harmonics is 450kW at 6500 and 850Nm of rubber melting torque from just 2500rpm. It’s a stunning engine that requires a lot of cojones to fully unleash. What do you think, have we missed any? Let us know in the comments below or on the Bridgestone Australia Facebook. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  2. Get $100 Cash Back on selected Tyres. Offer valid between 01/09/2018 and 30/09/2018 Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. The $100 cash back offer is valid on purchase of four Bridgestone Potenza, Dueler or Alenza tyres in one transaction. Discount to be given off invoice and is not redeemable for cash. Offers exclude government, fleet and wholesale purchases and all other tyres manufactured or distributed by Bridgestone. Not available with any other offer and while stocks last Full terms and conditions here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  3. This months special is Buy 3 and get the 4th Tyre for free. Offer valid between 01/09/2018 and 30/09/2018 Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. The 4th tyre free offer is valid on purchase of four Firestone tyres in one transaction. Offers exclude government, fleet and wholesale purchases and all other tyres manufactured or distributed by Bridgestone. Not available with any other offer and while stocks last Full terms and conditions here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  4. The Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R is one of the best tyre choices when considering a new tyre that will improve handling and grip, but remain street legal. If you’re into occasional track day work, it’s a tyre that won’t require swapping wheels. Achieving both a high-performance track tyre while remaining safe in all conditions on the street isn’t easy. There are some compromises that must be made over a normal street tyre. However, the RE-71Rs are as track-oriented a street legal tyre as Bridgestone make. Compared to normal tyres, the RE-71R’s have stiffer sidewalls, a wider centre rib and provides shoulder block to improve performance when steering and under load. The street legal tyre features “7-shaped” grooves and drain water off quickly while exclusive Bridgestone rubber compounds also provide increased performance at high speed and temperatures. Being a softer compound, the tyres will be noisier and pick up some stones when hot, but Bridgestone’s newest “UltimateEYE” helps reduce wear that would happen to a track-only tyre, yet maximises grip in both street and track conditions - a compromise needed to stay safe and not burn through tyres. An established tyre choice in the North American and Japanese markets, the RE-71R has only been available in Australia this year. However, it is a proven performer and in testing at Tsukuba 2000 fitted on a Nissan Skyline GT-R 34 and Toyota GT 86, the tyre garnered a 1.4 per cent faster lap time compared to the previous leading RE-11A. The RE-71R also provided over 10 per cent higher G-forces. If you’re currently competing in track days or drive events with a club, the RE-71Rs will be a noticeable step-up in performance. It’s the sort of tyre that will be appreciated after cutting-teeth on a more street-oriented tyre and the differences when fitting something stickier is remarkable. It can also shave valuable seconds off track and gymkhana times at events. So, for those wanting improved performance and grip, the RE-71R is the logical next step. It will provide a proven advantaged on track conditions that will translate to the street too. The tyres are available in a variety of size from 165/55R14 through to 295/30R20. See all the specs on the RE-71R here. Have you given the RE-71Rs a test of you own? Let us know in the comments section, or join the conversation on Facebook. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  5. Bridgestone

    Save more on four

    Save more on four When you buy 3 tyres, you’ll get the 4th for $10!* Get 4 Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus car tyres from $385. Based on RRP of 205/65R15 Get 4 Supercat car tyres from $217. Based on RRP of 175/70R13 82H Get 4 Supercat SUV tyres from $355. Based on RRP of 205/70R15 Get 4 Supercat light van tyres from $289. Based on RRP of 185R14C Promotion is valid from 01/08/2018 to 31/08/2018. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. *The 4th tyre for $10 offer is valid on purchase of four Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres or four Supercat tyres. ^The up to $100 cash back offer is valid on purchase of four Bridgestone Ecopia tyres. Discount to be given off invoice and is not redeemable for cash. Both offers apply on purchases made in one transaction between 01/08/2018 and 31/08/2018 and are redeemable in store. Offers exclude government, fleet and wholesale purchases. Not available with any other offer and available while stocks last. +Available on Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres, only at Bridgestone stores. Full terms and conditions here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
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    Get up to $100 cash back^

    Get up to $100 cash back^ Available on Bridgestone Ecopia tyres for your car or SUV. Get 4 Ecopia car tyres from $282. Based on RRP of 175/70R13 Get 4 Ecopia SUV tyres from $600. Based on RRP of 215/65R16 98H Promotion is valid from 01/08/2018 to 31/08/2018. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. *The 4th tyre for $10 offer is valid on purchase of four Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres or four Supercat tyres. ^The up to $100 cash back offer is valid on purchase of four Bridgestone Ecopia tyres. Discount to be given off invoice and is not redeemable for cash. Both offers apply on purchases made in one transaction between 01/08/2018 and 31/08/2018 and are redeemable in store. Offers exclude government, fleet and wholesale purchases. Not available with any other offer and available while stocks last. +Available on Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres, only at Bridgestone stores. Full terms and conditions here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  7. Bridgestone

    Are You Ready for Winter Driving?

    Get your car winter ready. There’s nothing like being caught in lashing rain on an endless freeway, with struggling windscreen wipers to remind you of the hazards of winter driving. Yes, winter conditions on our roads can throw-up some challenging situations. So, to minimise the risk of any terrifying experiences on the road this winter, and to get your car winter ready, here are some tips to keep you safe and in control. See clearer Winter driving conditions mainly affect visibility. Low light, fog, heavy rain and falling snow all make seeing the road ahead harder. Clear windows and mirrors before you set out. If you're heading to the snow, carry a screen scraper. De-mist the inside of your windows before you start-off. Not only is trying to clear your screen annoying as you’re driving, it’s also dangerous. Regularly cleaned windows also don't fog-up as much. Frosty mornings can leave a sheet of ice on your windscreen. Use cold water instead of hot water to melt the ice or you’ll run the risk of cracking the glass. Windshield wiper blades can get brittle after summer, so it's not a bad idea to invest in a good quality pair - they’ll make a big difference if you’re caught in lashing rain on a freeway. Keep your windscreen wiper fluid topped up - you'll use more if you’re going up to the snow. Check that your headlights and tail-lights are all in working order. Drive with your headlights on if your car doesn’t have daytime running lights or automatic headlights to make you more visible. Winter is a slug on batteries It’s not only you who finds it hard to get going in winter. Your car battery can also become sluggish in cold temperatures. The ability to start and run your car is more draining on a battery in the cold. That’s why it’s a good time to replace an old one if you’ve had it under the bonnet longer than you can remember. Best Brakes Of course, your brakes should be well maintained throughout the year, but having them inspected and at their winter best is a safe bet. You don’t want them too soft or too touchy - and any shuddering, pulling or grabbing to one side on wet or icy conditions can lead to a white-knuckle ride. Some assistance Most cars are fitted with safety assist technology such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Check your car manual to understand how they help your driving in severe weather conditions. But don’t let this technology lull you into a false sense of safety. Get a grip on winter with your tyres Grip on the road in winter conditions becomes all-important in keeping you and your family safe. Don’t put off replacing worn tyres, especially when you consider your car is only connected to the road by the equivalent of one handprint of tread from each tyre. When your tyre depth reaches just 3mm your wet grip is dramatically reduced and braking distances is affected. You can check your tread depth with this simple 20 cent coin test. Learn this easy life hack here. Chains for the snow Snow chains are compulsory for 2WD vehicles in some national parks, such as Kosciuszko in winter months. So, if you’re planning a holiday anywhere in the snow, carry a set of properly fitting snow chains in the boot. Practice fitting them on at home if it’s your first time using them. Check tyre pressure Cold temperatures reduce tyre pressure and affect grip, so check your tyres are properly inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications throughout the winter months. If there’s any question about the roadworthiness of your tyres, please consult an expert at your local Bridgestone Tyre Store. Winter proof your car The best thing you can do to ensure your car is winter ready is to have it serviced. Spark plugs, batteries, engine fluids and timing belts are all things that can be affected by the cold. Slow is the way to go Here’s a good rule for winter driving: everything you do - do it slower. That’s because you want to reduce the chances of losing control of your car and give yourself the best chance of correcting a situation if it happens. Drive at a speed where you feel comfortable and in control of your car Accelerate gradually - especially in snow and ice Anticipate conditions ahead and brake early. Avoid sudden stops. Slow down and avoid hard braking or turning to reduce your chances of aquaplaning. Allow adequate stopping distance between you and the car in front and start slowing down earlier before intersections, traffic lights and other turns. It’s all about safety It’s easy to lose sight of the truth that tyres are one of the most critical safety features of your car and provide safer motoring for you and your family. See why safety is at the heart of everything we do here. How do you feel about driving in winter? Share your tips in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  8. Accept the Potenza S007A mission James Bond never settled for anything but the best. Throughout every Bond film ever made, 007 had it all: the most iconic cars, the most beautiful women and of course the coolest gadgets from Q-branch. Bridgestone’s own top-secret assignment, the Potenza S007A, has now been de-classified and is available to the every-day James Bond as the ideal tyre for high performance cars such as Aston Martins, BMW M3, AMGs and Lexus sports models to name a few. While your car might lack the ejector seats, smoke screens and heat-seeking missiles that Bond has, the Potenza S007A has been developed to enhance responsiveness, stability, grip and cornering to give you the edge over any international villains you may have uncovered. The new Potenza S007A is available in 42 sizes to cater to sports cars and is also suited to staggered fitment. View the features and benefits of the new Potenza S007A or find out more from your local Bridgestone store. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  9. Bridgestone

    Save more on four

    Save more on four When you buy 3 tyres, you’ll get the 4th for $10!* Get 4 Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus car tyres from $385. Based on RRP of 205/65R15 Get 4 Supercat car tyres from $217. Based on RRP of 175/70R13 82H Get 4 Supercat SUV tyres from $337. Based on RRP of 205/70R15 Get 4 Supercat light van tyres from $280. Based on RRP of 185R14C Promotion is valid from 01/07/2018 to 31/07/2018. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. *The 4th tyre for $10 offer is valid on purchase of four Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres, four Firestone car, SUV or light van tyres, or four Supercat tyres. ^The $100 cash back offer is valid on purchase of four Bridgestone Dueler or Bridgestone Alenza tyres. Discount to be given off invoice and is not redeemable for cash. Both offers apply on purchases made in one transaction between 01/07/2018 and 31/07/2018 and are redeemable in store. Offers exclude government, fleet and wholesale purchases. Not available with any other offer and available while stocks last. +Available on Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres, only at Bridgestone stores. Full terms and conditions here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  10. Do you spend more than 2 hours behind the wheel per day? Are you one of the many people who spend more than two hours behind the wheel as part of your daily ritual? While it’s true to say that most people don’t love sitting in traffic, many don’t ever think about whether they could be spending all that time in the car differently? Interestingly, a recent study published by the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and the University of Leicester* revealed that driving for two hours or more a day can actually put our IQ in reverse. The surprising research recruited more than half a million British drivers aged 37-73 over five years, and found that 93,000 of those included in the study typically had lower brainpower. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep your brain ticking along while you’re sitting in your car. In fact, there are plenty of things that you can do while sitting in the driver’s seat to keep you entertained and stimulated. Keep your spark If you do drive long hours daily, there are a few things that you can do to make the most out of that time on the road. 1. Put the hours to good use Spending hours on the road can take a big chunk out of your day, but that doesn’t have to mean that your mind sits idle while car idles. Make the most of those hours while keeping your mind sharp by: Listening to podcasts Catching up on a new audio book Learning that language you’ve always wanted to learn 2. Calm driving stress Driving can be a stressful exercise, if we let it. However, you can also choose to make your car a zen zone by: Appreciating the time to yourself Listening to relaxing music Turning off your mobile Taking deep breaths at stop lights Adding natural scents like peppermint or lemon Looking for the beauty around you 3. Sit up Sitting in your car for hours can place stress on the neck, back muscles and spine. But you can easily tackle this by ensuring you're sitting in the correct position, just keep your: Pelvis at the same height as knees Elbows and Knees slightly bent Shoulders against the backrest Bottom tucked into the back of the seat Hands at the 9 and 3 position Keep yourself upright and try not to slouch. Also, if you need extra lumber support, roll-up a towel and tuck it behind your lower back. When stationery at lights, do some simple neck exercises by turning your head slightly back and forth and left and right. 4. Stay hydrated To keep your mind sharp, make sure you stay well hydrated on long drives. Always bring a bottle of water with you. Your car will need extra TLC too It’s important to remember that you’re not the only one doing the heavy-lifting on the road, your car suffers from fatigue too. Here are some general tips to keep your car on the road for longer: Up the routine maintenance Your vehicle service manual will have the ideal maintenance schedule. However, it's not a bad idea to see your mechanic for check-ups in-between to help avoid any unseen costly repairs. Brakes, alternators, fan belts and starter motors in newer cars are just a few big-ticket items that feel the wear of more driving. Check car battery A faulty battery is the number one cause of cars not starting. Check the connections are tight, terminals are clean from corrosion, water levels are topped up and that it's sufficiently charged. There are a couple of ways you can check your battery strength between services. The first is to look at your dash or display; newer cars will tell you if your battery level is low. The second is to idle your car and turn on your headlights, then start the engine and see if they get brighter; if they do, your battery is running low on power. Regularly check oil and coolant levels Low fluid levels such as engine oil, transmission oil and radiator coolant are simple to check. Depending on the age of your vehicle, it's not a bad idea check levels at least once a month. Check your fan belt A snapped fan belt can seize-up your engine and do major damage. Most guides recommend you check your fan belt every six months with service. However, you may want to do it more regularly with more driving. Listen for any squealing sounds coming from the engine, feel for looseness in the belt and look for cracks, fraying, splits or brittle surfaces. Check tyres You can simply check the tread depth of your tyres by looking at the tread wear indicator bars moulded into the tyre tread. These are found at the bottom of the tread grooves around the tyre. When the tyre is worn to the point where any of the bars become equal with the adjacent tread, your tyre may be deemed unroadworthy. Or, use our simple 20 cent coin test to check on your tyres’ tread. Learn this easy life hack here with just a 20 cent coin. Check for any significant cracking in the tread grooves or sidewall or bulging of the tread face or sidewall. If you've got a spare wheel make sure it's got plenty of tread and it's inflated ready for use. Also, make sure the jack is in good condition and easily accessible, along with any wheel removal tools. If there’s any question about the roadworthiness of your tyres or if your car needs a service, please consult an expert at your local Bridgestone Tyre Store. Check tyre pressure Your tyre pressure is essential to keeping you safe. Too much or too little air in your tyres will cause uneven or excessive wear over time. It’s not a bad idea to check every four weeks. Look inside the driver’s door or inside the petrol cap for your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tyre pressure. It’s easy to lose sight of the truth that tyres are one of the most critical safety features of your car and provide safer motoring for you and your family. See why safety is at the heart of everything we do here. Do you drive more than two hours daily? Share your tips in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  11. Tyres: your car’s sneakers We've all had a pair of reliable shoes that lasted well beyond their years. Eventually though, they lose their grip, become slippery, the rubber wears through under your heels or you wear a hole in the toe-end. In many ways, our tyres are like the sneakers our cars get around in. They too wear down, lose grip, grow uncomfortable and might even become dangerous in the wet. But holding off on buying new shoes for your car until you’ve squeezed every last kilometre out of them isn’t always the best plan. Splashing out on new sneakers Every now and then a new sneaker will be released that sends people lining up around the block with people keen to get their hands on the very first pairs. We’re not saying that buying a new set of tyres is quite this exciting, but they do play a big role in the safety of your car. Buying a new set of tyres can be a costly exercise depending on the car you drive, but you’re receiving very good value over the tens of thousands of kilometres you’ll travel on them. Today’s tyres offer longer life, significantly improved safety, and more impressive performance than we’ve ever come to expect from rubber tyres of the past. When to switch out your car’s shoes OK, analogies aside. There's no hard-and-fast rule to determine how long tyres last. Generally speaking, you should have your tyres inspected five years from the date of manufacture, regardless of tread depth. This is because the rubber compound and oils in tyres deteriorate over time and can affect tyre performance. Also, tyres should be replaced if you've clocked up a lot of kilometres and your tyre tread is wearing down. When your tyre tread depth reaches just 3mm your wet grip is dramatically reduced, and your braking distance is affected. Look for signs of significant cracking in the tread grooves or sidewall or bulging of the tread face or sidewall. These are sure signs your tyres have reached the end of their life. Factors that take a toll on tyres How your tyres wear depends on a combination of many things including driving style, tyre manufacturing materials and design: a high performance tyre may wear faster than a tyre designed for comfort. Driving habits are a major factor in tyre life. Constant hard braking, fast cornering and rapid acceleration are quick ways to wear tyres. Impact with kerbs can damage the tyre sidewall and lack of tyre maintenance can also see tyres wear prematurely. Factors such as extreme heat, rough or unsealed roads and potholes all contribute to tyre damage and replacement. If there’s any question about the roadworthiness of your tyres, please consult an expert at your local Bridgestone Tyre Store. Maintenance makes a difference Some simple tyre maintenance will help get longevity out of your tyres and could save you trouble further down the line. Driving on neglected tyres could lead to problems with your braking, handling and fuel efficiency. Here’s how you check the condition of your tyres: Check tyre appearance Inspect each of the tyres and make sure there aren’t any cuts, tears or bulges on any of them, or that there’s no significant cracking of the rubber in the tread grooves. Check tyre tread depth You can simply check the tread depth of your tyres by looking at the tread wear indicator bars moulded into the tyre tread. These are found at the bottom of the tread grooves around the tyre. When the tyre is worn to the point where any of the bars become equal with the adjacent tread, your tyre may be deemed unroadworthy. Or, use our simple 20 cent coin test to check on your tyres’ tread. Learn this easy life hack with just a 20 cent coin. Check tyre pressure Your tyre pressure is essential to keeping you safe. Too much or too little air in your tyres will cause uneven or excessive wear over time. It’s a good idea to check every four weeks. Look inside the driver’s door, glove box cover or near the petrol cap for your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tyre pressure. Tyre rotation for even wear Different vehicles wear tyres at different rates. For example, a front-wheel drive car will wear tyres very differently to a rear-wheel drive. One of the best ways you can look after your tyres is by rotating them regularly, about every 5000km even if there is no sign of uneven wear. It’s all about safety It’s easy to lose sight of the simple truth that tyres are one of the most critical safety features of your car and provide safer motoring for you and your family. See why safety is at the heart of everything we do. When did you last check on your “sneakers”, is it time to change yours? Do you have your own trick for knowing when it’s time to replace them? Let us know in the comments below, or join the conversation on Facebook. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
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    Buy 3 tyres and get the 4th FREE*

    Buy 3 tyres and get the 4th FREE* Available on Bridgestone Ecopia or Firestone car, SUV or light van tyres. Bridgestone Ecopia A fuel saving tyre solution. Get 4 Bridgestone Ecopia car tyres from $246. Based on RRP of 175/70R13 82H Get 4 Bridgestone Ecopia SUV tyres from $507. Based on RRP of 205/70R15 96H Always Dependable Get 4 Firestone car tyres from $267. Based on RRP of 175/65R14 82H Get 4 Firestone SUV tyres from $477. Based on RRP of 215/65R16 98H Get 4 Firestone light van tyres from $285. Based on RRP of 185R14C 100/102Q Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. * *The 4th tyre free offer is valid on purchase of four Ecopia or Firestone tyres in one transaction. All offers valid between 01/06/2018 and 30/06/2018 and are redeemable in store. Offers exclude government, fleet and wholesale purchases and all other tyres manufactured or distributed by Bridgestone. Not available with any other offer and while stocks last. Full terms and conditions here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  13. Get $100 cash back^ When you buy 4 Bridgestone Dueler 4WD or Alenza tyres. Promotion is valid from 1/06/2018 to 30/06/2018. Get 4 Bridgestone Dueler tyres from $600. Based on RRP of 205/70R15LT 106S Get 4 Bridgestone Alenza tyres from $776. Based on RRP of 215/65R16 98H Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  14. Bridgestone

    One Skill to Improve Your Driving

    The one skill you should practice that will significantly improve your driving. One of the most important driving skills for any driver is to be aware, and it’s scary just how many drivers aren't. Whether you want to be a faster driver or a safer driver, being aware means that you’re better prepared to anticipate what will happen next and ready to tackle it. Being aware when driving involves a few different habits that should be practised all the time. The ingredients to being aware can be summed up with the acronym AGKLM, commonly referred to at driving school as All Good Kids Like Milk, and it goes like this: Aim high when steering. You’re never going to drive fast if you don’t look farther than a few metres in front of the bonnet. It’s important to look ahead and be constantly judging upcoming conditions. As you practise this, you’ll find steering input becomes smoother and braking less hard. This is a skill that will always help too, not just when in traffic or tackling an intense mountain pass. Get the big picture. Create a mental image of where you are in relation to everything around you. Did a sign say the road is about to narrow around the corner and the sun could be in my eyes? Where’s the car I saw in my mirror that could be in my blind spot? Keeping track of other road users and changing conditions in relation to you is an important factor in avoiding accidents and becoming a better driver. Keep moving your eyes. Amazingly, many road users don’t properly correct the mirrors, let alone use them. Make sure you do both and this will feed information into creating a bigger picture of what’s happening around you. Leave an out. Aggressive drivers don’t leave an out so if something does go wrong an accident is almost inevitable - it’s better to leave enough space in front of the car so you can react in time and know what’s around you. This also means when enjoying the capabilities of your car that there’s a margin for error, and that a little understeer or oversteer won’t put you into the opposite lane or a tree. Make yourself visible. Even a road user who is aware might not see you if you sit in their blind spot. Make sure other road users can see you and that you provide proper indication when moving lanes and turning. It’s a pretty simple set of skills that should be taught to all drivers. But even for competent drivers who want to be fast, this most basic skill is the pathway to smoother steering, acceleration, braking, and to being more confident - ingredients to being quick without sacrificing safety. Make yourself visible. Even a road user who is aware might not see you if you sit in their blind spot. Make sure other road users can see you and that you provide proper indication when moving lanes and turning. Have you got a thought on safe driving, or maybe your own tips to share? Let us know in the comments below, or over on our Facebook. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
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