A friend of mine who happens to love Goodyear tires, recommended these Assurance ComforTred Touring tires to me. What a fantastic decision and after having driven approximately 10k miles on them I can say without hesitation, these Goodyears are head and shoulders better than the Michelins that came on my car. They are quieter and smoother, braking and steering response is very sharp, road noise is way down, and they have an 80k mile treadwear warranty. My original tires lasted 42k miles and they were toast. Goodyear has made another customer for life!