Goodyear Assurance FuelMax

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  1. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    We replaced tires on my son's 03 #Toyota #Corolla with a set of P195/65R15 #Goodyear #Assurance #FuelMax #tires. That makes three. MDX, Prius PHEV, and now the Corolla.

    Besides the fact they are one of my favorite low RRc tires providing the highest efficiency and decent wet/snow traction, #Costco/Goodyear is providing an instant $80 rebate and free install incl. lifetime rotation and fills. The total came to just $320 incl. disposal of the old tires, mounting, balance, and install. Fantastic deal if you need new tires for your own efficient daily driver...

    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max Overview

    The Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max is a mid-grade All-Season tire that are affordably priced while offering long wear, wet traction, and low rolling resistance.

    The Assurance Fuel Max uses a high silica, low rolling resistance, all-season compound and a tread design featuring distinct zones. Inboard and outboard Dry Tread Zone shoulder blocks enhance handling in dry conditions, while a central Wet Tread Zone w/ Dual Aquachannel grooves guide water through while providing better wet traction.

    A continuous notched center rib combined with circumferential shoulder grooves blend dry road stability and even treadwear with traction in snowy conditions. The tire's internal structure features twin steel belts that are reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon belt edge strips on top of a polyester casing that enhances ride quality...

    All well and good. I have set GWRs on these tires and given the current prices, what a deal!

    #Efficient #long #distance #traveler - #CleanMPG
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  2. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt Well-Known Member

    I am not 100% sure, but i think these are the tires that came on my Prius C
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  3. alster

    alster Well-Known Member

    I was under the impression that the Michelin Energy Saver "AS" tires were #1 for fuel efficiency. I wonder how the Goodyear
    compare, as both Michelin and Goodyear make their most fuel efficient tire in size 195x65x15. Would be nice to see a comparison
    drive as to see which one is the most fuel efficient....
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  4. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    I had a set of Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires on my Prius and they were great on fuel mileage but I didn't get more than 20K miles out of them.
    I replaced them with Michelin Defenders and yes the mileage dropped slightly but the cost difference between $89 for the Defenders vs $130 per tire for the Energy Savers at the time made up more than a little for the lower fuel mileage. The prices have changed since I bought mine, the Defenders have gone up to $95 and the Energy Saver price has dropped to $110. The Defenders are wearing much better than the Energy Savers did. Actually switching over to a top tier fuel (Shell) my fuel mileage on the highway with the Defenders has exceeded what I was getting with the Energy Saver A/S tires and running the cheapest fuel I could find.
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  5. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    On my Prius, I liken the Michelin LRR tires to winter slicks. I have a full set of Continental winter tires now so I can still get home in a snow storm. And more recently, I added more insurance in the form of a Crosstrek, but I'm feeling the winter ICE blues, internal combustion engine, that is. :) Good thing I don't put on that many miles, but of course if I did, the Crosstrek would have a higher average mpg. I'll have to do some soul searching in a couple years when my commute will likely drop from 4.1 miles to 1.5. My workplace is building a brand new facility, just for me! :D I have to get them to install some charging stations.
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  6. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    I love my GY Assurance FuelMax. They can be a little noisy and harsh at 45-51 PSI, but they are very capable in wet, dry and light to moderate snow. This is the third set of GY Assurance FuelMax we have had on our vehicles and are very satisfied with them for longevity, and price.
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I'm rolling on a set of FuelMax's too. I do find their lifespan a little short compared to the Michelin Defenders, but can't complain about the mileage.

    When the van's Yoko's run out I'm putting it back on Fuelmax's as well. I needed tires NOW when I hit road debris, and couldn't wait for the right ones to be delivered, so I took what was in stock. I regret that almost daily.
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  8. schuylkill

    schuylkill Well-Known Member

    Excellent deal. I may have jumped on it if I had seen it available a month ago. I got a set of Bridgestone's Ecopia 422 Plus to replace my Ecopia 422s. I prefer the Ecopia to the FuelMax on my Elantra. Had the FuelMax prior to my current set of Ecopias. I have the new Plus set in my basement currently, got them from DTD when Bridgestone had the $70 rebate running. The tread pattern on the Plus is a new one compared to the 422s. I could post pictures of them side by side if anyone is interested. Good luck with the new tires.
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Since I only needed ONE tire , but immediately , I bought what they had at Discount Tire. Not the cheapest , but certainly not the best either. It's a "RoadHugger" , I think, and it's made by Kumho. $87 , $115 out the door , for a 195/65R/15 tire. They assured me that it's a LRR tire. I just wanted something that would last 60,000 miles , because that's around the point I will be replacing the other three Yokohama rim protectors. It ain't optimal , but it sure beats riding on a temp spare with 34 psi. Hopefully , next time around I can buy the tires I really want.
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I love that name/description.
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