Goodyear releases 110,000km long-life DuraPlus 2 tyre

KUALA LUMPUR: Goodyear Malaysia has released its second-generation Assurance DuraPlus 2 tyre that boasts of 110,000km durability without compromising on safety and performance thanks to its TredLife Technology.

"This tyre features some of our latest advancements, for example, an innovative tread pattern and re-formulated compound to offer extended tread life, optimum grip, and minimal road noise for absolute peace-of-mind,” said Goodyear Malaysia managing director Alex Ng.

The DuraPlus 2 is now available at all Goodyear AutoCare centres across Malaysia, with sizes ranging from 13 to 16-inch and retails from RM136 to RM293.

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The tyre mileage projection was tested by Goodyear Testing Division in sizes 185/65R14 and 205/55R16 on roads in Thailand, although the company also declared that actual mileage may vary due to road conditions, type of terrain, vehicle, tyre pressure and maintenance, climate and driving styles among others.

The new tyre boasts of a new-designed tread and cavity shape coupled with a re-formulated long-lasting compound.

The tread pattern now comes with a symmetrical-design with a larger tread width that allows for a larger contact patch with the road at any given time, and also a higher level of flexibility to rotate in the event of irregular wear.

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Additionally, an enhanced cavity shape helps to provide a more squarish and balanced footprint to evenly distribute contact pressure, leading to extended mileage.

Narrow lateral grooves along the side of the tyres, on the other hand, assist in reducing road noise caused by air pumping.

Noise is further reduced with the use of rubber strips between the ply and liner to physically dampen any vibrations.

Through an enhanced compound formula, the tyre’s tensile strength and wear resistance have been significantly improved to ensure high mileage performance.

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The use of this compound is not only presented throughout the tread but also along the sidewall to offer long-term resistance against damage caused by environmental factors.

Furthermore, the tyre uses a minimum of two layers of high modulus, low shrinkage ply material in the sidewall which helps to ensure strong resistance to external impacts.

“The new Assurance DuraPlus 2 features TredLife Technology, which is essentially a combination of the symmetrical tread pattern, improved compound and 2-ply construction throughout the tyre. These elements increase the overall durability of the tyre, to deliver unmatched mileage tread life, which is important in a country like Malaysia that has a variety of road conditions,” said Goodyear Malaysia product manager Benjamin Chong.
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