BLIZZAK MZ-03 RFT Tires by Bridgestone®. Season: Winter / Snow. Type: Performance, Run Flat. The Blizzak MZ-03 combines UNI-T technology and the Link Multicell tread compound to instill confidence in both snow and ice conditions. The Zig-zag Sipes improve drainage from the tread area, thereby increasing traction. Lexus made a great choice by outfitting the SC430 with Blizzak MZ-03 tires as the winter tire option. The RFT tires are capable of continuing to support the vehicles weight even at zero pressure. This enables the customer, in the case of a total air loss, to drive at reduced speed to the next service station.
- Maximized both wet and dry performance
- Improved traction on wet and slush-covered roads
- Optimized the appropriate combination of tread design, casing shape, materials, and construction
- Helps withstand run-flat damage when being driven on while flat
Tires for winter driving are meant to provide safety and reliability when the seasons change, but fitting your vehicle with Blizzak winter tires is the only way to secure superior performance when driving in snow and freezing road conditions. Bridgestone's winter tires allow drivers to enjoy driving even when the temperature drops and the ice forms.
Bridgestone focused on manufacturing tires based solely on Japanese technology. At first, the company met many challenges in producing and selling the tires, but it quickly improved product quality and the business rapidly expanded domestically and overseas. Throughout the 40s and 50s, the company's production levels made Bridgestone Japan's number one tire maker. In 1967, Bridgestone began selling radial tires for passenger vehicles. Around this same time, the company opened more locations overseas, including a sales headquarters in America. Throughout the 70s, locations opened in Indonesia, Iran, Taiwan and Australia. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, Bridgestone is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home. This commitment includes efforts such as developing tires with improved fuel economy, manufacturing products and providing services in an environmentally responsible way, and establishing wildlife habitat and education programs. The company's culture and mission remains rooted in the words of founder Shojiro Ishibashi, who said Bridgestone is dedicated to "serving society with superior quality".
Bridgestone's roots date back to the establishment of Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd. in 1931. Founder Shojiro Ishibashi was already a successful businessman, thanks to the creation of Jika-tabi (socks with rubber soles used as work shoes) and thriving rubber shoe trade. Passenger vehicles were growing more popular, and Ishibashi realized the potential in providing tires for this new mode of transportation, so he took revenue from his family business to start a tire company. Ishibashi used an English translation of his surname, stone bridge, to name his new venture. In the past two decades, Bridgestone has taken a lot of steps to expand and diversify, including establishing new headquarters for their European and American operations, returning the Bridgestone brand to racing, and acquiring tire retreader Bandag, Inc. As Bridgestone approaches its 80th anniversary, the company remains committed to being a world leader in tire technology, developing the most advanced tires and rubber products and providing world class customer service.