Bridgestone Free Tyre Damage Guarantee

Potholes, uneven streets and hazardous road debris leaving you feeling deflated? 

Well, now you can shop with comfort, knowing that Bridgestone has you covered with a new FREE Tyre Damage Guarantee.

Whether you’re the occasional speedster whose freedom is unleashed across the open road, the weekend off-road adventurer up for the challenge of paths less travelled, or designated to the daily school run; drive with the added peace of mind knowing that the free guarantee is valid for a full year on your Bridgestone branded 17″ or larger passenger, 4×4 and SUV tyres purchased at Tiger Wheel & Tyre within South Africa (excl. run flats).

Don’t let those pesky cuts, bruises, and irreparable punctures break your bank account, shop Bridgestone today! T’s & C’s apply. For more information, please click here.

Bridgestone South Africa guarantees to the purchaser of new Bridgestone branded passenger,4×4 and SUV tyres from 17 inch and above(excl. run flats), purchased from an authorised dealer (Bridgestone Dealers, Tiger Wheel & Tyre and Tyres & More ) within the boundaries of South Africa for a period of 1 (one) year after the purchase of the tyre (Date reflected on the invoice) should the Bridgestone branded passenger , 4×4 and SUV tyres become unserviceable as a result of road hazards encountered during transit, the tyres will be replaced with the customer only paying for the tread they have used.

The Bridgestone Free Tyre damage guarantee is only valid for 1 year from date of purchase
and registration of a new qualifying tyre.

The Bridgestone Free tyre damage guarantee covers Bridgestone branded passenger, 4×4 and SUV tyres from 17 inch and above( excl. run flats) for road hazard damage subject to the state of the usable tread, with the customer only paying for the tread they have used.
“Road Hazards” are cuts, bruises, impact or irreparable punctures and tyre damage caused by rocks, broken glass, potholes or curbs. The tyre’s remaining tread life (usable tread) is established using a tread depth gauge. The average remaining depth of the tread is then divided into the tyre’s tread depth when new. The result of this calculation gives us a ratio and the ratio is used to determine the credit amount.

Calculation example for credit amount:
A Bridgestone branded 17 inch passenger tyre costs R1000 and has an original tread depth of 8mm. When the tyre is submitted there is 6mm tread remaining.
Calculation example for credit amount (continued):
=remaining tread depth / original tread depth = usable tread %
=usable tread % x tyre purchase price
= credit amount
= 6mm/8mm=75%
=75% * R1000
= R750
You will receive a credit of R750 towards the purchase of your new tyre; therefore you would only pay R250 towards a new tyre.
* Tyres with a tread depth that is 1mm or less are not legible for a claim.

After purchasing your Bridgestone branded passenger, 4×4 and SUV tyres from 17 inch and above (Excl. run flats) from Tiger Wheel & Tyre or Tyres & More your purchase will be automatically registered.

Should your Bridgestone branded passenger, 4×4 and SUV tyres from 17 inch and above (excl. run flats) become damaged by a road hazard during use, try and return to the dealer where you purchased] your tyre, however if this is not possible then visit your nearest authorised dealer that is part of the same network of stores where the original purchase was made. Your Id and registration number will be required to process the claim.

The Assessment procedure is as follows:

  • The dealer will establish the average remaining tread depth by taking several measurements with a tread depth gauge from the lowest point
  • Once this is established, the dealer will inform the amount payable by you based on the remaining tread calculation
  • The new tyre will need to be registered
    NB: If all sections on the new guarantee registration are not completed in full and correctly, the guarantee will not be valid.

The guarantee is void if the tyres have not been properly maintained. Proper care is necessary to obtain maximum use from a tyre and to ensure driver safety on the road. Making it a habit to check your tyres could save you money and even your life.

Customers should do the following:

  • Check your tyre for wear and tear like cracks and bubbles
  • Check your tyre for uneven wear that results from incorrect alignment
  • Check your tyre pressure to ensure that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure
  • Check to see that your tyre and wheel assemblies are in balance
  • Tyres damaged due to incorrect usage and damage cause by mechanical vehicle defects, and flat spots cause by hard braking.
  • Bridgestone run flat tyres
  • Tyres damaged during an accident/collision
  • Tyres that have not been adequately maintained
  • Tyres that have been transferred to another vehicle other than the one on which it was originally installed.
  • Tyres with a tread depth that is less than 1mm
  • Tyres that exceed the 1 year period after the purchase date on the original invoice
  • The territories covered by this tyre damage guarantee are South Africa, tyres purchased outside of South Africa may not be registered
  • The credit amount cannot be exchanged for cash and can only be used towards the replacement tyre
  • This Tyre Damage Guarantee is only valid for a period of 1 (one) year, if damage only occurs after this period you will be required to pay for the full replacement cost as the tyre will no longer be covered by the guarantee
  • The credit amount will be calculated in the currency of the country in which the claim is taking place
  • Bridgestone South Africa may change or abandon this guarantee from time to time