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.
As 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.
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.