Goodyear Assurance TripleTred

Friday, September 24, 2010 by Steve Huffman
A few week ago I wrote about the Michelin HydroEdge with Green X and its great all-season traction, especially in the snow. This week I wanted to be sure to mention the comparable Goodyear Assurance TripleTred. Many times this tires is available when the Michelin is not and is usually offered in a higher H-speed rating versus the T-rated Michelin.

Goodyear Assurance TripleTredAs you can see here, the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred (shown at left) offers a highly directional tread design  featuring a dry road zone with large shoulder blocks that provide good cornering and stability. It also has an intermediate water zone with Aquachutes that pump water away from under the tire tread and maintain more contact with the road in the wet, and a central snow and ice zone down the middle featuring a heavily siped interlocking rib to enhance traction in light snow and on ice. They are offered with an 80k mile treadlife warranty. Goodyear Fortera TripleTred

For those of you with light trucks and SUVs, Goodyear offers a similar tire — the Goodyear Fortera TripleTred (shown at right). It has a similar tread design as the Assurance TripleTred and both do exceptionally well on wet roads and in light snow. The truck tires are naturally a little more aggressive by design and is offered with a 60k mile tread life warranty.

Both TripleTred options have consistently ranked at the top of our consumer survey resutls and have always been a top choice, all-season tire — especially when the weather gets bad.

Comments on Goodyear Assurance TripleTred

Sunday, September 7, 2014 by Steve:
I caught a screw in my run flat on my 2008 JCW mini s. Small town only had regular tires so I bought two Kuhmos 225/40/18 for the back. I have the 205/40/18 run flats on the front. I'm all over the road. Can I run 205 regular tires on the front with the 225s on the back?
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
A stagger is not recommended for the MINI Cooper and will make it understeer and handle poorly. We also cannot advocate that you mix tires. The rear tires need to be replaced with the correct size. -- marshall@tirerack.com

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