Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All Season Review & Rating
- Dry and wet traction
- Steering response and stability
- Tread life
- Road noise
Families are generally budget conscious and simply need a good set of tires for their passenger car that will give them quality performance and cope with a variety of road conditions. The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All Season tires were tested along with Grand Touring All-Season tires with some surprising results. Using a variety of road conditions, their traction, responsiveness, handling and avoidance maneuvers were as impressive as high performance tires.
The Goodyear TripleTred All Season tire has three separate tread zones that broaden into wider lateral grooves as the tire wears, which work very effectively at keeping a good gripping surface even after it’s knocked off a few seasons of bad weather. It’s able to keep up with the best in both dry and wet weather, but with somewhat better highway performance than on local roads.
Heavy rains are not a problem for them, although after the first 50,000 miles they do tend to slip a little. You can squeeze extra miles of good traction out of them by rotating and re-balancing them as there is still plenty of tread long after that 50,000 mile mark.
Cornering and Steering
The TripleTred All Season handles very well and is able to corner smoothly at high speeds on dry or wet pavement, and are highly responsive to lane changing. They do not slide or veer in adverse weather conditions, making them a very safe tire for the family automobile.
These tires love torrential rains. It’s almost as though wet weather brings out their best performance. They are also very good at climbing snow covered hills, and stopping and starting on ice. Their ability to handle heavy snows however, diminish after the a few seasons, making it necessary to buy snow tires if you live in an area that typically receives heavy snows in the winter.
Ride Comfort / Road Noise
Perhaps the biggest improvement that could be made on these long-lasting, durable tires is in reducing the amount of noise they make. They definitely do not have the quiet smoothness of a Michelin grand touring all-season tire. Their tread pattern creates a noticeable noise, but customers view this drawback as a minor inconvenience for the higher priority of a quality, safe tire. Although arguably not the most quiet of all-season tires, they are a tough set of tires with a performance that outweighs the drawback of not having the smoothest ride in town.
When you’re looking at tread life these tires are unbelievable, as evidenced by their 740 UTQG rating. You might just as well beat those bad boys to death with a stick. If you get a puncture, just patch them up and they’re still good to go for a great many more miles. Their aggressive tread is what accounts for the noise, so your biggest question is, do you want a tire that’s super quiet, or one that just keeps on going and going. They can put in 65,000 miles easily, although as they age, the tread is not quite so capable of keeping up with severe winter conditions. Even then, when summer rolls around, you’ll still have a good tire you can use confidently without spinning, sliding or veering.
The TripleTred All Season has a nice 80,000 mile warranty on the tread life for T and H- speed rated sizes and a 70,000 mile warranty on V-speed rated sizes. They also have a free tire replacement for the first 2/32 inch of wear or 12 months from the date of purchase, whichever comes first. The tire will be replaced with a new Goodyear tire at no extra charge, with services that include mounting and balancing. If there is no proof of purchase, the manufacturing date is used to determine eligibility.