Goodyear Tire Ratings: NHTSA’s TireWise is a resource to help you make precise decisions, whether you’re buying new tires or want to learn about things such as maintenance, labeling, TPMS, tread and traction limits, or just how extend the life and safety of the ones on your car or truck.
In this report, you check out Goodyear Tire Ratings by NHTSA’s TireWise. Goodyear has 22 models with higher traction index (AA), and none with the lowest traction index (C). The highest wear rating of the models is 820, and the smallest, 100.
Highlight for the model of Goodyear that owns at the same time, the highest index of wear and traction: EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC ALL SEASON.
About Goodyear Tire Ratings
The United States government has established the UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grading) to assist consumers when they are in the market for tires. The key to using this system is to understand that it is a relative comparison system.
In other words, you can compare different brand names, different tread patterns and styles and have a somewhat uniform reference system as to how one tire compares to another.
The UTQG is not a safety rating and not a guarantee that a tire will last for a prescribed number of miles. Under UTQG, manufacturers use three criteria to grade tires: treadwear, traction and temperature.
Treadwear grades are an indication of a tire’s relative wear rate. The higher the treadwear number is, the longer it should take for the tread to wear down. A control tire is assigned a grade of 100. Other tires are compared to the control tire.
For example, a tire grade of 200 should wear twice as long as the control tire. If you’re trying to choose between tires of the same type from the same manufacturer, the treadwear rating could be a deciding factor.
Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C. They represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. The testing does not take into account cornering, hydroplaning, acceleration or stopping on a dry surface. Nor does it account for the significantly different effectiveness of ABS versus non-ABS braking systems on a tire’s stopping distance.
The UTQGS traction rating procedure specifies that the traction coefficients for asphalt and for concrete are to be calculated using the locked-wheel traction coefficient on the tire, or sliding coefficient of friction. More specifically, upon application of the brakes, the tire is subjected to shear between the wheel and the road surface, and deforms towards the rear of the vehicle.
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.
- Temperature Grade A: The maximum performance level indicating the tire withstood a half-hour run at 115 mph without failing.
- Temperature Grade B: The tire passed 100 mph but not 115 mph.
- Temperature Grade C: The minimum performance level indicating that the tire failed to complete a half-hour at 100 mph.
The temperature grade for a tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and tire failure.
Important: Check your owner’s manual or the Tire and Loading Information Label located on the driver’s side door edge or post to find the correct size for your car or truck.
About Goodyear Tires
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio.
As of 2017, Goodyear is one of the top four tire manufacturers along with Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France) and Continental (Germany).
Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery. It also produced bicycle tires from its founding until 1976.