This review is long overdue, and I apologize in advance to Goodyear Malaysia. You see, some months back, I received a set of Goodyear Eagle EfficientGrip tyres which were put to test on my regular daily driver, a Civic FD1. My daily commute is a lengthy one, averaging 100-120km on a regular weekday. Given Goodyear’s claim of EfficientGrip being their quietest tyre, it was interesting to see just how they would perform.
Under-inflated tires could lead to a chain of problems. Not only the tires will wear out quicker, it will also cause higher fuel consumptions and the worst bit, blowing them up as the tires heat up or get unseated from the rims. These are some serious problems that driver should be aware of all the time, but yet Goodyear says that most drivers only check the tire pressure for about once a year.
Goodyear has just conducted their first St John Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM) safety workshop in order to help promote the importance of road safety and tyre care for the SJAM community at SJAM-Pantai Selangor area.
Goodyear has been helping to support SJAM for the last seven years by donating tyres to be fitted onto the ambulances. But rather than just provide tyres this year, Goodyear has instead organised a workshop to help increase the importance of road safety and tyre care – where a total of 38 Goodyear tyres were provided, consisting of Duraplus and G28 Flexsteel tyres.
There’s new development that’s just been found by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, which effectively reduces the dependence on petroleum-based oil by helping them save up to 7 million gallons (26,497,882.49 million litres) per annum, used to help manufacture tyres, whilst helping to extend the tread life by up to 10% – All thanks to Soybean oil!
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has managed to themselves listed as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s most reputable companies, placing 26th on the magazine’s seventh annual ranking of corporate reputation in the United States, gaining 12 places from last year and becoming the only tyre manufacturer to have made it that far up the list in the automotive industry.
Who would have expected anything as you stroll through the vast collection of tyres eagerly awaiting to wrap your car’s rims, only to pause and think to yourself – which tyre should you be getting? In fact it would be the perfect question if you were looking to outfit your rims with rubber technology from Goodyear itself, only you get to try them out first. Hang on! Who’d ever heard of trying out tyres to see if you’d like them? We certainly haven’t, but there’s always a first.
Goodyear, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, has done it again – winning the recent Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Awards 2012 in the tyre category in Malaysia for a fourth consecutive year.
A new Managing Director comes rolling in for Goodyear Malaysia and she is non other than Ivy Peng who now replaces Encik Zakariah Ahmad.
Goodyear Malaysia has their eye set on this year’s Formula Drift 2012, which will be taking place from 19th till 20th May 2012 at Kuala Lumpur’s Speed City.
Goodyear has launched an interesting app that’s been tailor made to the needs of the Malaysian market for both iPhone and ‘droid users; dubbed the Goodyear Highway Helper.