Why should I buy Bridgestone tyres?
Bridgestone is Australia’s most trusted tyre brand. We invest $800 million in research and development annually and test 10,000 tyres each day at one of our 10 proving grounds around the globe. It’s this commitment to quality and safety that sits at the heart of everything we do. When you buy Bridgestone tyres, you buy peace of mind. With Bridgestone, you’re in safe hands.
What is Bridgestone's Manufacturer Warranty?
At Bridgestone we offer various warranty solutions. In the event of damage, all Bridgestone tyres purchased in Australia from an authorised dealer can be assessed under our manufacturer warranty. Assessments are completed by our technical team.
Where we are unable to have a technician assess a customer’s tyres in store, a customer’s tyres will need to be surrendered to proceed with the claim. We offer a number of other warranties depending on the type of tyres purchased.
What is Bridgestone Road Hazard Warranty?
Customers who purchase two or more Bridgestone or Firestone passenger tyres from a Bridgestone Select, Bridgestone Service Centre or a Bridgestone Tyre Centre are eligible for the Road Hazard Warranty. This warranty guarantees that a tyre with an irreparable puncture caused by gutter damage, potholes or damaged roads, breaks or cuts from foreign objects on the road will be replaced free of charge if worn under 10%. If a tyre is worn over 10%, we will replace it at a pro-rata cost.
What is Bridgestone Wear Life Guarantee?
The Bridgestone Wear Life Guarantee is available to customers who purchase four or more Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres and have a wheel alignment in the same transaction.
This warranty provides assurance for customers up to 50,000 km. Where a claim is being made with tyres under 50,000 km, a pro-rata credit will be applied. Customers wanting to make a Bridgestone Wear Life Guarantee claim are required to contact their nearest store directly.
What should I do if Bridgestone doesn’t have my tyre size or my particular tyre is not available anymore?
While we may not provide every size variation, we do ensure that demand is met with our range constantly being updated. We may stock a tyre that isn’t displayed on our website or we cease sale on a particular tyre. we recommend you make an enquiry with your local store if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
What is the Uniform Tyre Quality Grade (UTQG) standard?
The UTQG is a global standard that helps customers compare tyre performance in terms of tread, traction and temperature. Every tyre manufacturer is required to independently test and brand these ratings on tyres released to the market. While the standards are a good indicator, it is important to keep in mind that tyre performance will vary depending on road conditions and use.
How long will my tyres last and when should I replace them?
There are three primary factors that impact on tyre life, type of tyre, driving conditions, driving style and level of tyre maintenance. We recommend a good level of tyre maintenance on all tyres to include tyre pressure checks, regular tyre rotations and vehicle wheel-alignments.
Tyres must be replaced when the tyre tread wears down level with the Tread-wear Indicators (TWI’s) meaning only 1.5mm of tread is remaining. These are positioned in the main tread grooves of all road-going tyres.
How can I extend the wear life of my tyres & how much air should I put in my tyres?
Tyre life can be maximised by correct and regular tyre and vehicle maintenance (correct Tyre Pressure, Regular Tyre Rotation and Regular Wheel-Alignment).
It is recommended that tyres be inflated to the pressure shown on the Vehicle Tyre Placard located inside the door frame of the driver's door of your car. The tyre placard will show the minimum inflation pressure recommended for city and/or highway (or heavily loaded) use.
What are the terms of a Bridgestone franchise? Do I need to have mechanic experience and are franchisees expected to actively work in store?
For any new store the franchise has a five year term with a five year option.
You don't need to be a mechanic, an interest in cars and Auto Service is certainly valuable, however we have a highly qualified team of Auto Service experts to assist you in driving the mechanical component of your business. Franchisees are expected to work in store. This is an important factor in the success of our stores.
Is previous experience in tyres required to become a franchisee?
No, we will provide you with all you need to know, however management capabilities and a commitment to fantastic customer service are prerequisites.
What are the franchise costs and fees?
The investment required to open a Bridgestone Select store depends on the size and location of the property and whether you’re purchasing a new or existing store. Indicative cost of setting up a new store or purchasing an existing one is from $350,000 including your franchise fee.
These are calculated on sales of all qualifying products and services at an extremely attractive rate of 3.5%. Unlike many franchise systems Bridgestone does not charge a separate marketing levy.
Have you got any sites ready to go? Who selects the site and can Bridgestone assist with finance?
Yes we do. Please visit our website to see Franchise Opportunities under Stores.
Bridgestone will select the site and secure the lease. Ultimately however, you must satisfy yourself as to the suitability of the premises, Bridgestone cannot assit with finance, however, Bridgestone Select is a recognised franchisor with ANZ bank.