Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Follow-Up Review: 25,000 miles on tires
Initially I was blown away by these tires. The quietest and most comfortable tire I had ever owned, while still having good handling, grip, braking, and good in the snow (though not outstanding - similar to the Goodyear Integrity these replaced). I thought I had found my perfect tire for the wife's car which we use on long highway trips.<br><br>Unfortunately, as the miles have piled on, the tires have been poor at maintaining balance. A steering wheel shake developed that forced me to get a road force balance done, which eliminated some of the shake but not all of it.<br><br>My TireRack authorized tire shop says the imbalance is within spec, so I won't get any help from Goodyear. They've been around for over a half-century and I have trusted their work for many years so I am sure they are being truthful. The shake on the highway is annoying to me, as a car guy I notice it very plainly -- I suppose your regular Joe might consider it to be nothing worth a second thought.<br><br>I used to respect Goodyear but this may have turned me away for life. A tire shouldn't need to be rebalanced every year. My other car has a set of Michelins that after 3 years are still as smooth as glass on the highway, and that vehicle gets driven much harder in a way that punishes tires.
Initial Review: 3,000 miles on tires
3000 miles now on this brand new tire model. It is VERY quiet, amazingly so, has met my expectation in that regard. I thought these might be soft riding, perhaps mushy. They are not, they handle quite well. They mute the feel of road bumps, but don't completely smother them. If you want a pillowy soft ride, I'd look elsewhere. But these are definitely very comfortable, great performers in dry and wet, will review again when winter hits and the snow flies.