Goodyear Technical Information
|Do my new tires
require any special treatment?
|Your new tires will probably
feel different from the tires that were replaced. Drive carefully as you
become familiar with their performance & handling. Take special care when
braking, accelerating, cornering, or when driving in the rain, because these
are the times when the differences will be most noticeable.
|How long should
my original equipment tires last?
|Goodyear does not offer a
written mileage promise on any tires supplied as original equipment. Due to
the variety of styles, construction features, treat compounds, vehicle
applications, geographical conditions & driving habits, it is difficult to
provide a specific mileage expectancy.
tire wear concern should always be presented to your local authorized
Goodyear retailer for further evaluation.
Many of our authorized retailers offer specific mileage
warranties on several lines of tires sold as replacement tires, including
some tires that are used as original equipment. These mileage warranties are
administered based on the retail outlets verification of proper tire
maintenance having been performed.
|Should I "mix"
tire types on my car?
|Tires of different size
designations, constructions, & stages of wear may affect vehicle handling
& stability. For best all-around performance, it is recommended that all
tires be of the same size, construction (radial,non-radial) & speed
rating. If tires of different speed ratings are mounted on a vehicle, the
same size, type & speed ratings need to be placed on the same axle, the
tires with the lower speed rating will be the determining factor for
permissible tire related vehicle speed. Never mix radial & bias-ply tires
on the same axle.
|When buying just
two new tires, should they be put on the front or rear?
|When radial tires are used with
bias or bias belted tires on the same car, the radials must always be placed
on the rear axle. Never mix radial & bias-ply tires on the same
axle. When you select a pair of replacement tires in the same size
& construction as those on the car, we recommend you put them on the rear
axle. A single new tire should be paired on the rear axle with the tire
having the most tread depth of the other three.
|Where can I find
old production or discontinued tires for my classic or restored vehicle?
|Recently discontinued tires are
quickly consolidated & sold in large quantities to several sources &
Goodyear would have no method of tracking the inventory after this sale.
Much older tires such as the older bias ply tires can many
times be found through Kelsey Tire, Inc. in Camdenton MO. They have obtained
the molds for several of these older bias ply tires. They can be reached at
(314) 346-2506. For more information you can call (800) 325-0091. Another
source may be Coker Tire in Chattanooga, TN. They can be reached at (800)
|Where can I get
specific technical information or testing data about a Goodyear tire?
|All engineering data available
to the public is provided on the respective product information brochure
made available at the retail outlets or on the Goodyear website. Most
technical or test data is considered proprietary & not available to the
public. In some cases, some information may be shared but these inquires
must be made in writing & mailed specifically to our Technical Center for