Goodyear Tyres started when Charles Goodyear secured the first American patent for vulcanisation. Through this process, rubber could be made into more durable materials such as tyres. 175 years later, the firm which bears his name, is the world’s largest producer of tyres. It has a presence on six continents and annual sales of more than $15 billion.
Goodyear Tyres work with many of the world’s leading car manufacturers. Goodyear products are fitted in the factories of many of the world’s best-known marques. These include BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota, Vauxhall and more.
Designed for small and city cars, Goodyear’s DuraGrip range has good ratings for both wet grip and fuel efficiency. The DuraGrip range is factory-fitted to small cars. Among these are the Fiat 500, Toyota Yaris, Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa. These tyres feature high skid resistance on wet roads and provide a quiet ride and responsive handling.
The Goodyear EfficientGrip Range.
The EfficientGrip range is very well-regarded and frequently earns praise in independent tests. These tyres offer particularly strong performance in wet weather conditions, as their name would suggest. They are available in special fitments for both SUVs and compact cars. Also available as a Run Flat tyre, the EfficientGrip Performance is a recommended tyre choice, with excellent all-round capabilities.
The Goodyear Efficient Grip range have an ‘A’ rating for wet grip and ‘B’ for fuel economy. The EfficientGrip’s ratings, combined with a competitive price, explain why this tyre is a best-seller.
The Goodyear range offers superior handling, grip and comfort by design, described by its manufacturer as the ‘three in one’ tyre. The range are factory fitted to leading car makes, including the Audi A8, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Mondeo and Seat Ibiza.
Goodyear Tyres on High-Performance Cars.
For more high-performance cars, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 offers excellent cornering grip and handling capabilities. It is a popular choice for motoring in all weathers. Labelled an ultra-high-performance tyre, it offers short braking distances in wet and dry conditions. It also features with class-leading protection against aquaplaning.
Goodyear Tyres are factory-fitted original equipment (OE) for a range of high-performance cars. These include the Porsche 911 and Boxster, Maserati Quattroporte and Ferrari California, as well as various larger saloons from Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric is a best-in-class SUV and 4×4 tyre. It is also available as a Run Flat Tyre, commonly used on the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7.