Goodyear’s 85k Mile Rated Passenger Tire, the Assurance MaxLife

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] While always on the lookout for a long lasting affordable tire, Goodyear’s MaxLife comes to mind.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – August 7, 2020

    Goodyear Assurance MaxLife

    With just under 40k miles on my now 5-month young 2020 Toyota Prius Prime, tire replacements are always just around the corner. With the 156k mile Longevity Test on the 18 Elantra, we found that the 90k mile Hankook PT 737h’s would reach approximately 105k miles before necessary replacements from wear while performing the real-world worst-case drive scenario found while completing rideshare. The only negative attribute we experienced at the time was a worn tire howl that began at just over 50k miles, just half of its full life.

    Goodyear also has an offering with an 85k mile limited tread warranty called the Assurance MaxLife, the highest-mileage rated tire in Goodyear’s iconic 120+ year history.

    Designed for drivers searching for a quality tire with long-lasting value, the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife extends longevity with an 85,000-mile limited tread life warranty, up to 30 percent more miles compared to the standard all-season tire across the industry. The TredLife technology also improves all-season traction, for excellent all-season performance.

    But that is not all, say goodbye to the tread depth tool. The Goodyear Assurance MaxLife features a unique treadwear gauge molded into the tire that shows how much tread life remains as the tire wears.

    Goodyear Assurance MaxLife Tire Tread Depth Indicator


    Available in 45 sizes, from 15 inches to 20 inches – and covering 75 percent of the cars, minivans and SUVs on the road today – the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife also boasts a variety of stability-enhancing features.

    The Goodyear Assurance MaxLife is the latest addition to Goodyear’s Assurance family of tires. Since 2004, Goodyear has put more than 60 million Assurance tires on the road to make it one of the most successful product lines in the history of the tire industry.

    I am just months away from the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime’s OEM Bridgestone’s needing replacements and this one is high on my short list. Your thoughts and experience are as always welcome.
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  2. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    I got 70kmi on my Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires and they could have gone much longer before I was down to the wear bars. I don't find it remarkable that tires can roll that long and still have tread left. The trick is still having good traction at the end. All those heat cycles harden the rubber and after several years, I found that the winter traction on snow and ice was practically nil. I had to get rid of them because I was sliding all over the place in the winter. So if you can stay off snow and ice you can run a good touring tire for a long long time, especially on a lightweight compact car.
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    That's what I observed , Jay. My OEM Yoko rim protectors on the Prius had plenty of tread left at 77K , but traction
    in snow was pretty dismal by 60K. After I retire , I can avoid snow , or at least drive as little as possible in it.
    Right now I have the same Hankooks Wayne had on his Elantra , and they are looking good at 32K.
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  4. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    I'm now running Toyo Celcius tires which are all "weather" tires which are like all "season" tires only biased toward winter traction. My car is like a tank in the snow and ice now. I have so much more confidence driving in the winter. How are they holding up? This upcoming winter will be my third and they are wearing well. I remember going back and forth in deciding to buy them because my car is so old and the tires are expensive. No regrets at all.
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  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    We have Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Tires now on one of the Hyundai Elantras. Always impeccable, the tires with 45K on them look to go another 20,000+ miles, conservatively. Matter of fact, with all my used tires working so well that I’ve bragged about, the worst argument against them, is that the new-bought Assurance tires are working so well over 5 or 6 years. AND I have some used Assurance tires that I have used to good advantage & will use them again..... made in America. The Goodyear MaxLife are probably that, too..... maximum life.
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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Yes, as I’ve shown reports before, worn tires have terrible traction..... especially in the rain. Worn tire braking distances are half again as long(longer?) as new tires. Terrible, just terrible.
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  7. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Are those the same Hankooks we talked about, over a year ago? Glad to hear they are holding up for you. Twice, I had cheaper Hankooks that looked good at 20,000 miles. But suddenly both sets began wearing & were gone at 33,000 & 37,000 miles. AND the only reason the 37,000 mile tire lasted that long, was because I had switched them from the Elantra to the lighter Accent car.
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yes, the same tires. Not sure what the tread depth is.
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I had a similar experience. I replaced my last set due to age, not tread wear. The traction was simply GONE. I had to be careful to avoid wheelspin on starts, in a Fit!

    Relevant to this discussion, they were Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max.
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I like this feature a lot. Too bad it is probably patented and will not be shared as a possible standard for all tires.
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yeah , I was spinning the wheels in 1st gear in the Civic (on wet roads) a little bit. Maybe I'm a little clumsy with the clutch.
    ( 12 years without driving a manual car ) The car came with Michelins that seem to glide FOREVER at 38-40 psi. I will try to
    get them up to sidewall ( 44 psi ) next time I fill up , if not sooner.
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  12. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Except in communist china(always small letters), where everything is stolen, & no patent or intellectual property rights are allowed.
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