Goodyear Tire – The Highlights
In the 1960’s, the Goodyear technical team discovered a phenomenon that had yet to be explained: hydroplaning. Different demonstrations of this phenomenon attracted international attention and the Goodyear team was rewarded for their efforts. After completing multiple tests, Goodyear increased the number and approximation of sipes on the surface of the tire tread and they added ribs on the side to allow the water to disperse more easily.
In 1984, Goodyear consolidated its tire-related activity in Europe, the USA and Japan with the Japanese group Sumitomo. Later on in 1999, Sumitomo and The Goodyear Tire Rubber Company finalized a global partnership. Today Goodyear Tire forms part of the Goodyear Tire Group.
The Goodyear Tire Group works with many different original equipment manufacturers in Japan, Europe and across the Americas, more so than any other tire company. Some of the manufacturers that use Goodyear tires as original equipment on their vehicles are: Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Honda, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen and many others.
Goodyear Winter Tires
Goodyear has recently put on the market the Ultra Grip Ice WRT, a winter tire that provides excellent traction on ice and snow traction. Goodyear UItra Grip WRT is for both drivers of cars and SUVs as trucks with LT versions. Goodyear Ultra Grip also offers, a studdable winter tire for cars.
Regarding vans, pickups and jeeps 4x4, Goodyear Wrangler AT / S and Wrangler Dura Trac are good alternatives for those who want to keep the same tires all year round. LT and AT tires are accepted in Quebec during the winter until 2014.
Remodeling the Ultragrip Ice tire
Goodyear gave a facelift to its main winter tire UltraGrip Ice with the label WRT. The former UltraGrip had been put on the market in the late 90s then, the technologies used for its construction became obsolete compared to competitor's winter tires in the same category. Now the Ultragrip Ice WRT is superior to many winter tires and is offered in a variety of sizes to suit many different vehicles. This tire has a pattern designed especially for ice, but is also competent on snowy surfaces. The ice Ultragrip WRT will be an interesting tire for those who drive on the highway and in town.
Goodyear Summer and All Season Tires
Goodyear Tire offers a large range of summer and all season tires designed for all types of road vehicles: sedans, station wagons, sports coupes and SUVs. Goodyear has different models of summer and all season tires that are known for their traction in wet and dry conditions. Goodyear has good quality all season car tires like the Assurance Triple Tred All Seasonand the Assurance Fuel Max. They also have all season tires for sport utility vehicles, such as the Fortera Tripletred.
The Goodyear summer car tire category includes the Eagle F1 Asymmetric, available in different sizes.
Goodyear Light Truck Tires
Goodyear offers a complete range of tires for trucks, vans, pickups and jeep 4x4s for all different uses. Goodyear has all season tires for long hauls, city driving or for commercial use, as well as off-road tires and summer performance tires for light trucks.
Goodyear’s on-road SUV tire, the Signature CS, and the all season light truck tire, the Radial Rover A/T, offer good durability.
The on-road and off-road tires, like the Goodyear Rover RVXT, offer good traction in difficult conditions, including asphalt roads. The Radial Mud Rover is a mud tire that fares well on rocky terrains, making it a good choice for truck, pickup or jeep 4x4 drivers.
Goodyear – All Season Tires for light trucks
Goodyear mainly manufactures all season on-road tires for light trucks. The all season Grandtrek series is great for many different vehicles and is also used as original equipment.
Goodyear Tire – Performance for 120 years
Goodyear has been involved in car racing for a very long time. In 1902, Goodyear Tire won its first victory in the Paris-Vienna race. Throughout the years, Goodyear Tire has equipped many prestigious racing cars with their tires, some of which are: Audi, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar and Porsche. From 2003 to 2010, Goodyear was the exclusive supplier for the Australian V8 Supercar Championship and, from 2003 to 2005, the official partner for the British Touring Car Championship. Goodyear’s most noteworthy competition results were when they won 34 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Competition, which takes place in France on one of the longest circuits in the world. Goodyear tires are original equipment.
Goodyear High-Performance Tires
Goodyear has a wide range of high-performance summer and all season tires that have excellent traction in wet and dry conditions. Goodyear high-performance summer and all season tires are great for cars and, in certain sizes, for sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
High-Performance Summer Tires
Among Goodyear’s very high-performance summer car tires, you’ll find theEagle F1 Supercar and the Eagle F1 GS. Goodyear also offers the Grandtrek series, perfect for SUV owners. In general, summer performance tires offer better traction than all season performance tires, but tend to be a bit less durable.
High-Performance All Season Tires
Goodyear also offers high-performance all season car tires, like the Eagle F1 A/S-C and the Eagle GT, both are efficient in temperatures as low as -7 degrees Celsius and are more durable than summer performance tires.
Some of the vehicles that come with Goodyear tires as original equipment are: Nissan 350Z, Subaru WRX, Audi A6 and A8, BMW Z8, Honda S2000, Porsche 911 and Boxster, Ferrari, Aston Martin and many more.
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