Tyres have always been the important part of a car because this is the only contact point between the car and the road, and this is also where the power from the engine is transferred on to the road. To put into perspective, each contact point on each tyre on the vehicle is only as big as the palm of your hand, or some are even smaller. These contact patches carry the heavy duty of handling the acceleration, braking and steering of the vehicle, while ensuring sufficient cushioning to reduce vibrations to be transmitted into the car. This is the reason behind why vehicle owners need to inspect their tyres from time to time.
Goodyear is a company based in Akron, Ohio, and have been making tyres since the late 1890s. In 2017, Goodyear is one of the top 4 tyre manufacturer standing beside other tyre manufacturer like, Michelin, Bridgestone, and Continental. The most memorable Goodyear related item is the Goodyear Blimp that is being used to cover some sporting events in the US.
Recently, we were given a set of Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance tyres to review. We will be testing these tyres out with not much information about the tyres, as there isn’t much talk about these tyres among the car enthusiast. We break our tyre review into 4 different aspect. We’ll be testing the base on the dry grip, wet grip, steering feedback, and the comfort level of the tyres.
- Dry Grip 4/5
On your day to day dry roads, the tyres provided high grip level. There are no sign of protest from the tyres when you’re pushing the car through corners. The tyres just give the driver plenty of confident that there is a lot more grip left in the tyres.
- Wet Grip 4/5
Wet grip for these tyres are pretty decent, the car don’t feel like it’s floating when driving through some moving water on the road. Going through still water, the tyres cut through the water with ease.
- Steering Feedback 2/5
The steering feedback is a little on the lacking side, when turning into the corner, the steering feedback is relatively light. The tyres have the grip, but the lack of steering feedback do hold back some confidence from the drivers.
- Comfort 4/5
Comfort level for the Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance is good. The tyres are fairly quiet and it absorbs most roads imperfection without transmitting the small vibrations into the cabin.
The Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance is a great tyre to have. It meets all the criteria that most tyre buyers look for. For day to day driving, it does have good grip to keep you safe on the road. For drivers who are looking for performance tyres, these Efficient Grip Performance tyres have good grip if you can live with the slight vague steering feel.
As a public service announcement, we encourage all owners to check their tyres from time to time. Make sure your tyres have sufficient tyre pressure, and there are enough thread depth to disperse still water on the road to keep you and your family safe on the road.