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  1. Get $50 cash back^ When you buy 4 Bridgestone or Supercat light truck or light van tyres 16" and below. Promotion is valid from 1/06/2017 to 30/06/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  2. Get $150 cash back^ When you buy 4 Bridgestone Potenza tyres. Promotion is valid from 1/06/2017 to 30/06/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  3. Truckie John Fabian has been recognised with a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian Award for his efforts helping out at the scene of a head-on crash on a remote stretch of South Australia’s Eyre Highway in February.The Redstar Transport driver was one of the first on the scene of the crash, which occurred around 150km west of Ceduna, and the award recognises his efforts in coordinating a response and assisting emergency services.Having spent 10 years in the military and three years contracting in Iraq, Mr Fabian’s instincts kicked in immediately – contacting his operations team in Melbourne to relay his location to local emergency services before walking the scene to check on those involved.He discovered occupants of both vehicles had sustained bad injuries and required medical attention as quickly as possible. Speaking directly with the emergency services team, the truckie outlined details of the accident and the injuries, ensuring paramedics were well prepared when they arrived.Mr Fabian received universal praise for his composure, which ensured emergency services arrived at the crash quickly and well prepared.“Mr Fabian’s ability to calmly assess the situation and pass critical information on to emergency services meant that not only were they on the scene quickly, but they were also prepared for what awaited them,” Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Moffatt said.ATA Chair Geoff Crouch also praised Mr Fabian for his efforts in coordinating a rapid emergency response to the accident.“All truck drivers have a basic set of protocols to follow in these kind of situations, but John’s response is indicative of someone with a wealth of emergency experience,” Mr Crouch said.“We are lucky to have a driver of his calibre on the roads, and I commend his ability to remain calm and composed and to take charge of the situation.”The Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian Award honours the great community service performed by professional truck drivers who go above and beyond the call of duty to assist those around them during the course of their normal work.Find out more about the Highway Guardian Award or nominate a potential candidate with the Australian Trucking Accossiation.LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Australia Facebook -
  4. Get $100 cash back^ When you buy 4 Bridgestone Dueler 4WD or SUV tyres. Promotion is valid from 30/04/2017 to 31/05/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  5. Available on Firestone and Supercat passenger vehicle, SUV or light van tyres. Firestone Always dependable. Firestone tyres have been working hard for over 100 years. They have been time-tested consistently for passenger car, SUV and commercial vehicles, always delivering dependable, reliable quality. Learn more about the Firestone range. Supercat Excellent Value Performer A proven performer in Australia, the Supercat is a mid-level touring tyre that has been engineered to deliver low road noise, long tyre life and safe handling in wet and dry conditions. Learn more about the Bridgestone Supercat. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Promotion is valid from 30/04/2017 to 31/05/2017. Available at participating Bridgestone Select, Bridgestone Service Centre and Bridgestone Tyre Centre stores only. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  6. A brand new public reserve featuring sporting fields, a playground, fitness equipment and sheltered picnic facilities has been opened in Salisbury, South Australia on the land that formerly housed Bridgestone’s Adelaide manufacturing plant. Unveiled by the City of Salisbury, Bridgestone Reserve also boasts a new car park, barbeques and footpaths, while extensive stormwater and wetland management works have also been undertaken. Redevelopment of the 6.8ha site cost $5.3 million and was assisted by a $2.21 million grant from the Australian Government’s Water for the Future Initiative and in-kind support from the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. The land was donated by Bridgestone after the manufacturing plant closed back in 2010, recognising the community and Council support the company received throughout the factory’s 46-year history. Extensive public discussion followed, with residents, potential user groups, school sport coordinators and other stakeholders all consulted before the Bridgestone Feasibility Study was completed and endorsed by Council in 2014. The opening of the Reserve realises Bridgestone’s desire for the area to be used as an open community space and will provide a huge boost for the local community. “The opening of the reserve acknowledges the long-standing relationship between the City of Salisbury and Bridgestone,” Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Moffatt said. “We hope that this facility will invigorate the area and provide a space to be enjoyed by all members of the community for years to come.” LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  7. The Western Sydney University Solar Car Project team is comprised of engineers and designers. The group of motivated students came together to compete in the gruelling 3000 kilometre solar powered endurance race from Darwin to Adelaide, determined to build a car that pushes the boundaries of innovation all while demonstrating the incredible potential of electric vehicles. Founded in 1987, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge encourages teams from across the globe to come together to champion the cause for sustainable transport. Universities such as MIT, Stanford and Cambridge are among the competition, producing some of the most efficient electric vehicles on the planet. After entering the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge for the second time in 2015, the Western Sydney U Solar Car Project team released a documentary following their journey to designing, building and racing their state of the art solar car, UNLIMITED. Here’s a teaser. Competing for the first time in 2013 with SolAce, the Solar Car Project brings students into a practical environment to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom, giving them the opportunity to improve their skills and collaborate with industry professionals. The Western Sydney U Solar Car Project entered again in 2015 with high hopes. Armed with the drive to return even stronger after their successful debut, the team worked day and night to make a car that was faster and lighter, manufacturing custom carbon-fibre suspension components and producing a car weighing just 150 kilograms, with a top speed of 129 km/h. With the manufacturing process behind them, UNLIMITED was put through rigorous testing, spending over a thousand kilometres on the track and Outback in preparation for the challenge ahead. After passing scrutineering and getting the green light to compete, the team placed third in qualifying to start the race. Racing starts at 8am each day with contestants stopping where they are along the Stuart Highway at 5pM to set up camp for the night. In the heat of the Outback, this is an incredible test of stamina for the driver, who is confined to a small and uncomfortable cockpit with no air conditioning. Air-conditioning is an unaffordable luxury when it comes to energy efficiencies and aerodynamics. The journey to Adelaide was not all smooth sailing, with UNLIMITED crashing after a suspension failure. Stranded on the side of the road, the team rallied together to fix the problem, re-joining the journey to Adelaide after just half an hour. Despite the accident, the team pushed through to repair UNLIMITED, arriving in Adelaide in an incredible 10th place in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge’s Challenger Class. Preparation is well underway for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with the Western Sydney U Solar Car Project team raring to hit the road!! Bridgestone will once again be supporting the team as a sponsor, supplying low rolling resistance tyres designed and tested specifically for the event. The complete UNLIMITED Solar Car documentary is available to view on the Western Sydney University YouTube Channel. Follow the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge action on the Bridgestone Australia Facebook page and The World Solar Challenge on Twitter. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  8. With the number of luxury SUVs on Aussie roads growing rapidly, the demand for premium tyres to match is at an all-time high. Introducing the Alenza, a premium tyre built on performance and safety that is designed to bring out the diverse capabilities of luxury SUVs such as BMW’s X-class, Mercedes’ GL-class and Porsche’s Cayenne. “We have engineered an innovative product with a focus on safety, delivering high levels of grip without sacrificing the features customers expect from a premium SUV tyre” – Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Moffatt. The Alenza adopts several key technologies that allow drivers to unleash the full potential of their vehicles. Nano Pro-Tech® rubber Developed by nanotechnology, the tyre compound combines silica with a polymer to enhance performance through control of the rubber’s structure. This improves wet performance and provides wear and abrasion resistance to increase tyre longevity. Improved block structure Comprising of a multi-round structure, chamfered and 3D M-shaped sipes, the Alenza delivers excellent steering response and higher braking performance. Key features • Superb riding comfort and excellent steering performance • Excellent safety in both wet and dry conditions • Engineered to provide long wear life The first pattern, the Alenza 001, will be introduced alongside the existing Dueler and Ecopia ranges offering drivers a wealth of choice in Bridgestone’s SUV brand product tree. The Alenza 001 will be offered in a wide range of sizes and widths from 215/65R16 to 285/45R22. Find out more about Alenza here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  9. Introducing the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R – the ultimate in street legal track performance. Engineered to provide outstanding street and track performance, the Potenza RE-71R has built a strong reputation in both Japan and America, and thanks to popular demand, the Potenza RE-71R is coming to Australia. The Potenza RE-71R utilises UltimateEYE™ technology to maximise grip and response across street, track and wet driving conditions. Bridgestone’s newly-developed high-grip compound adapts to the road surface, maximising the Potenza RE-71R’s contact patch with the road and in turn providing an increased level of grip at high speeds and temperatures. Stiffer sidewalls, a wide centre rib and extreme shoulder block all work to promote better steering and cornering response, giving you the confidence to push harder through the corners whilst maintaining safe handling on the street. A rounded shoulder profile further improves the length of the tyre’s contact patch with the road surface, improving traction and minimising sliding during hard cornering. Wet weather performance isn’t sacrificed with the Potenza RE-71R, allowing you to maintain confidence even when conditions start to get slippery. Bridgestone’s unique directional “7-shaped” lateral grooves and use of wide circumferential grooves work to effectively drain water and maximise traction and steering response on wet surfaces. Impressions of the Potenza RE-71R have been extremely positive the world over. Tests have seen the Potenza RE-71R receive praise in America and Japan from both car enthusiasts and racing drivers alike, noting its outstanding grip and confidence-inspiring stability. A test day conducted by Bridgestone America allowed journalists to come and test out the Potenza RE-71R for themselves in a controlled environment. The tyres were fitted to stock Scion FRS’ and journalists took the cars out to play on a cone course. The Potenza RE-71R was praised for its immense levels of grip, allowing the driver to brake later and hold tight through corners. states “This kind of adhesion will inspire pure joy in track day enthusiasts”. CNET notes how the Potenza RE-71R neutralised the FRS’ natural oversteer characteristics, allowing the car to corner like it was on rails. Successful Super GT racing driver, Tetsuya Yamano, expresses his thoughts on the Potenza RE-71R in the video below. To benchmark the improvements of the RE-71A on the track, a Nissan Skyline GT-R 34 and a Toyota GT 86 hit the Tsukuba 2000 circuit. When tested against the previous RE-11A , the Potenza RE-71R for both cars returned a 1.4% faster lap time. On the 2nd hairpin and final corner, the test cars recorded a staggering 12% more G-force, and 3% greater minimum speed. Bottom line - if you’re looking for a tyre that you can drive to the track, put out some fast lap times and drive back home with, look no further than the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R. If you’re interested in purchasing a set, contact your local Bridgestone store. To find your nearest Bridgestone store visit: Note: Due to the specialised nature of this tyre, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71 is going to be initially available by order only. Customer orders are expected to take up to 4 months to fulfil. Follow us on social media: Bridgestone Australia Facebook Bridgestone Australia Website Bridgestone Australia YouTube Sizing Availability Inch Size LI/SS Inch Size LI/SS Inch Size LI/SS Inch Size LI/SS 14" 185/60R14 82H 17" 205/45R17 88W XL 18" 225/50R18 95W 19" 235/40R19 92W 165/55R14 72V 215/45R17 91W XL 215/45R18 93W XL 245/40R19 98W XL 15" 185/55R15 82V 225/45R17 94W XL 225/45R18 95W XL 265/40R19 98W 195/55R15 85V 235/45R17 94W 235/45R18 94W 225/35R19 88W XL 165/50R15 73V 245/45R17 95W 245/45R18 100W XL 235/35R19 91W XL 195/50R15 82V 215/40R17 83W 265/45R18 104W XL 245/35R19 93W XL 205/50R15 86V 235/40R17 90W 215/40R18 89W XL 255/35R19 96W XL 16" 195/55R16 87V 245/40R17 91W 225/40R18 92W XL 265/35R19 98W XL 205/55R16 91V 255/40R17 98W XL 235/40R18 95W XL 275/35R19 96W 195/50R16 84V 245/40R18 97W XL 285/35R19 99W 205/50R16 87V 255/40R18 99W XL 305/30R19 102W XL 225/50R16 92V 255/35R18 94W XL 20" 255/40R20 97W 205/45R16 87W XL 265/35R18 97W XL 245/35R20 95W XL 215/45R16 86W 275/35R18 95W 285/35R20 100W 225/45R16 89W 285/30R18 93W 295/30R20 101W XL 295/30R18 94W Source
  10. The quickest and most powerful Golf to wear the Volkswagen badge, the Golf R hits 0-100kph in 5 seconds flat, thanks to its turbocharged 2L 206kW engine and all-wheel drive grip. Defined by its point and shoot handling, the Golf R is efficient in dispatching corners with tenacious grip. Bridgestone Potenza RE003 adds to the Golf R’s well-judged handling and ride, allowing the driver to indulge in the car’s immense handling, braking and traction. For more information on the Potenza RE003, click HERE. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  11. With more Sports Utility Vehicles on Australian roads than ever before, there is a large demand for quality and dependable SUV tyres. Last year alone, SUVs accounted for over 35 per cent of all new vehicle sales in Australia and the market shows no signs of slowing down. To meet this demand head-on, Bridgestone and has recently announced the expansion of its popular Supercat H/T range. With fourteen new sizes, the Supercat H/T is now available to an even wider range of Australian road users searching for a quality SUV tyre. But what is it that makes the Bridgestone Supercat H/T stand out from the pack? Stability and handling The everyday Aussie motorist demands a tyre that can respond to all conditions, one that will ensure safety and reliability for them and their family. With improved stability and handling in both wet and dry conditions, the Supercat H/T ensures motorists the peace of mind they demand in an SUV tyre. Comfort and economy Specifically engineered to deliver low road noise, the Supercat H/T provides good ride comfort and long wear life to passengers. Across the board, the Supercat H/T delivers and is now available in 14 sizes to suit a range of SUVs, including 225/65R17, 235/60R17 and 235R18. The Supercat H/T is available exclusively from Bridgestone Select, Bridgestone Service Centre and Bridgestone Tyre Centre stores. Find out more about SupercatH/T here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  12. There’s nothing quite like getting out on the road and escaping the city for a week or two. A road trip can be a lot of fun, but failure to properly prepare can quickly turn your road trip into a nightmare… Poorly prepared cars can cause unwanted headaches, there’s risk of tyre failure, not to mention all of the little things that can go wrong. So, before you get behind the wheel, check out our top tips for road trips. Inspect your tyres We recommend you keep a good close eye on the condition of your tyres – not just when preparing for a road trip but all the time. Only one hand print of tread connects each tyre to the road and if they’re overly worn or incorrectly inflated they could cause you some trouble. We expose our tyres to some harsh conditions in Australia. Under-inflation is a major problem which can be controlled with regular tyre maintenance. An underinflated tyre will cause an increase in stress, concentrated on the sidewall of the tyre. These stresses result in heat build up which can lead to tyre damage and ultimately result in a blowout. Under-inflation can also increase fuel consumption, tyre wear and braking distance. Bear in mind though, if you check your tyre pressures after you’ve been driving for a while the pressures will be higher, due to the air inside the tyres expanding when hot. Don’t deflate your tyres; ensure you check your tyre pressures when they are cool. Check your cooling system It’s also worth giving your cooling system a good once-over before heading off on a road trip. Make sure you check your coolant levels and that your fan is working. You should be able to hear it running when driving and your temperature gauge shouldn’t move far past halfway. If it does, or it starts to rise suddenly when you’re driving, pull over immediately to see what might be the problem. Pack what you need It can be tempting when heading off on holidays to pack everything including the kitchen sink, but overloading your car can reduce its handling ability, and increase your fuel consumption. So, make sure you know what your car’s maximum payload is and don’t exceed it. More than that, don’t load up your car so much that you can’t see out of the windows. Drive to the road’s conditions The surfaces of freshly sealed or older roads can have looser surfaces, especially when they heat up. Gravel flicking up from the road can cause damage to your car’s underbody or other vehicles’ windscreens. So, if the surface is loose, slow down and increase the distance between you and the car in front; you don’t want to get a cracked windscreen. Prepare for the glare Make sure your windscreen is in good condition and clean, that your windscreen washer bottle is full and your wipers are in good condition. Also make sure you’ve got a decent pair of sunglasses, preferably with polarized lenses for long distance driving, especially if you’re driving in summer. A quality pair of sunnies are a must have, because nothing tires you out like squinting behind the wheel. If the glare gets too bad, you could even momentarily lose sight of the cars in front. And make sure you’ve got plenty of water in the car when you’re driving, because drying out can increase fatigue. Be aware of other road users If you’re heading to a popular holiday spot, it can feel like every man, woman, child and their dog is out in their cars, on their bikes, or even their skateboards! This means you’ve got to be extra careful when on the road. Always scan the road ahead, to the side and the rear, for other cars and particularly motorcycles. Never rely only on your mirrors; always perform a shoulder check. Oh, and don’t ever, ever use your phone when you’re driving, place it in the glove box out of reach. Inspect anything you’re towing If you’re hauling the family caravan, camper trailer or boat on your holiday, make sure you’ve thoroughly checked over your rig before hitting the road. Just as it’s important to check the tyres on your car, it’s also vitally important you check your tyres on whatever you’re towing. Why? Well, they’re often sitting around in one spot for months on end, which can lead to flat spots on the tyre. This will result in a vibration for the first few km’s of your journey but should return to normal as the tyre regains its shape. However this damage can be permanent if the tyres haven’t moved in a really long time. You’ll also want to make sure the bearings and brakes are up to scratch, and that there’s no mould on the vinyl of the pop-top if you’ve got a pop-top caravan. It’s worth it if you haven’t had your caravan or camper trailer out in a while, to take it to a caravan mechanic for a thorough once-over. Always check your spare It’s one thing to give your tyres a regular visual inspection, but don’t neglect your spare tyre. Some new cars don’t even have a spare, they have an inflation kit. If your car does have a spare tyre get it out and take a good look at it, check the pressure and inflate it if need be. Check your tool kit while you’re there, too. It doesn’t hurt to carry a few extra bits and bobs like spare fuses. Take a break You’ve all seen the roadside signs about fatigue and some of you may have ignored them. Don’t. Plan longer journeys so that you can take regular breaks (about every two hours) of around 20 minutes or so. Stop at a park and go for a walk or a jog, anything to get the blood flowing again. Even have a short nap, but make sure your car is parked somewhere safe when you do that. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  13. Have you ever thought about owning your own business and being your own boss? If so, being a Bridgestone Select franchise owner is perfect for you. If you’re thinking about owning your own Bridgestone Select franchise, one important thing to consider is the power and reputation of the brand that you’re buying into. A tyre market industry leader, the Bridgestone name is synonymous with high quality and being at the forefront of technology, innovation and continuous improvement. Bridgestone is the most recognisable tyre brand with Australian consumers, giving you a definite edge over other tyre franchise systems. Anyone can be a Bridgestone Select franchise owner. You don’t need a degree in automotive engineering or even a background in mechanics. Although a keen interest in business does go a long way, our franchise owners come from all walks of life and all it takes is a desire to learn and a successful attitude to be right for Bridgestone Select franchise ownership. Bridgestone offers our franchisees ongoing support from day one and our extensive training program is tailored to suit each franchisee’s level of experience and understanding of the tyre and auto servicing industry. If you’re looking to take the first step into owning your own business, Bridgestone Select offers the perfect platform for success. Check out the following testimonials from happy Bridgestone Select franchisees - To find out more about becoming a Bridgestone Select franchise owner visit our website. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  14. It’s nearly that time of year again at Bridgestone, when we dust off the hair clippers, stock up on coloured wigs and fire up the sausage sizzle in support of the Leukaemia Foundation. This year’s World’s Greatest Shave is fast approaching and once again Bridgestone stores across Australia will be raising funds to support people with blood cancer and their loved ones. In conjunction with the World’s Greatest Shave, $2 from every tyre sold at any Bridgestone Select, Service Centre or Tyre Centre store from March 15-17 will be donated in support of the Leukaemia Foundation’s vital work. With the support of communities across the country, the tyre offer raised an outstanding $44,000 in 2016 and helped fund patient transport vehicles, research and patient accommodation. This means in 2017, there is a new target to beat! In addition to money raised through tyre sales, a number of Bridgestone stores have also chosen to be brave and shave – firing up the barbeques to hosts shave events and sausage sizzles in March. The World’s Greatest Shave tyre offer is valid for purchases of all passenger, SUV and light truck tyres. Bridgestone Australia has been a proud supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation for the past 30 years – funding vital research, providing patient services and supporting the organisation’s many amazing initiatives. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -
  15. Buy 3 tyres and get the 4th FREE* Available on Bridgestone Ecopia, Potenza or Turanza Serenity Plus tyres. Bridgestone Potenza Engineered for performance. With incredible responsiveness and high speed stability, Potenza tyre gives you the ultimate driving experience. Bridgestone Ecopia A fuel saving tyre solution. The Bridgestone Ecopia range can save you fuel without compromising on safety or comfort. Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Superior safety, comfort. Developed with luxury touring in mind, focussed on improving ride comfort without sacrificing handling. *Get the 4th tyre free offer is valid on purchases of four Bridgestone Ecopia passenger/SUV tyres, Bridgestone Potenza or Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres in one transaction between 26/02/2017 and 29/04/2017 and is redeemable in store. Offer excludes 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 available here. Conditions apply. +Available on Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres only at participating Bridgestone Select stores. Full terms and conditions available here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - Bridgestone Australia Facebook -