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Goodyear Eagle EfficientGrip – Quiet And Comfortable!

So I like cars, and I like tyres – I’m somewhat of a tyre geek haha. I wrote a whole post about choosing my first tyres for my Airtrek previously here: Project Airtrek – Choose Tyres For Your Car – Mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo – which happened to be Goodyear Eagle series too haha.

And way, way back I used to drive a Proton Satria GTi (The best Proton ever made) and I used Goodyear tyres on that for a while too, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric – one of the best high performance tyres around.

Proton Satria GTi

After the first set of tyres on my Airtrek wore out (the Goodyear Eagle LS2000 Hybrid II), I used various other ‘performance’ tyres including Federal 595 RS-R, which wore out really quickly and really unevenly. And after that I went for Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec which were SUPERB, but also REALLY expensive.

Also wears quite fast as it’s a soft compound tyre.. and soft compound tyres, even though it seems backwards are actually pretty noisy because of the deep grips. So now I’ve changed car again, I’m in the segment looking for more comfortable and quiet tyres, as I drive a more comfortable and quiet car now.

I traded in the Airtrek (fast, raw, fun and bumpy) for a Volvo – the ultimate family car haha (still pretty fast, refined, quite fun and not bumpy!).

Airtrek & Volvo

And well you know, the road conditions in KL aren’t exactly great, especially during the rainy season – so I’d prefer a more durable tyre.

So yah, definitely looking for something more comfortable now as I do enjoy driving long distances and taking road trips. A lot of people don’t consider it a factor, but noisy tyres can actually be quite tiring on a long journey and of course comfort is important too.

And yah as a father now, obviously comfort and safety come higher than ultra-high performance, low profile, noisy uncomfortable tyres haha.

The Goodyear Eagle EfficientGrip would be great for me as I’m quite a fan of road trips, I’ve driven up North to Hat Yai a few times, Penang loads of times and down South to Singapore too.

Airtrek Roadtrip

The Goodyear Eagle EfficientGrip is Goodyear’s quietest, most comfortable tire ever, engineered with advanced “Quiet Tred” technology to minimize road noise and help deliver a silky smooth ride.

Definitely something for me to consider in my next round of tyre changes. I think the Worry Free Assurance (WFA) program is a great selling point too. It means as long as you have more than 6.7mm of grip left and your tyre is damaged by a pothole or sharp objects in the road to the point it can’t be repaired – Goodyear will give you a new tyre (within the first 6 months after purchase).

Goodyear Worry Free Assurance

This gives me good peace of mind after spending a bunch of money on Tyres, I’ll be safe in the advent of my new tyres getting wrecked (which is always a fear with our roads..).

Full details on the tyre are available from the Goodyear website here:

Goodyear Eagle EfficientGrip

Goodyear’s internal tests show that Eagle EfficientGrip is the company’s quietest tire ever, it also performed very well in external wet-braking tests.

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