AKRON, Ohio – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced Wednesday that it has added another product to its Endurance line of high-mileage, long-haul tires.
During a press conference, Mahesh Kavaturu, Goodyear’s marketing manager for commercial long-haul and regional products, introduced the Goodyear Endurance LHS steer tire, which complements the popular Goodyear Endurance LHD drive tire.
The Goodyear Endurance LHS is Goodyear’s best long-haul steer tire for miles to removal, Kavaturu said, and it is the culmination of years of research and field testing.
“Like the Goodyear Endurance LHD, the Goodyear Endurance LHS is SmartWay-verified and is a key part of Goodyear’s Total Solution of trusted products, reliable services and fleet management tools, all delivered by a nationwide network,” Kavaturu said.
Kavaturu then described the various features by which the Endurance LHS is optimized to help provide long miles to removal. Those features include a new wear-resistant tread compound; a new dual-layer tread with uniform stiffness for slow, even wear; new rigid casing construction for a consistent footprint; and new casing compounds for low rolling resistance.
“Long-haul fleets are the biggest segment of the North American trucking market,” said Kavaturu. They represent 45 percent of the market.
“When it comes to tires, these companies measure every mile. And they want to get as many miles as possible out of their tire investment without sacrificing other performance benefits like fuel efficiency, even wear and traction.
“We believe that the new Goodyear Endurance LHS, along with the Goodyear Endurance LHD, can help fleets achieve this balance and ultimately lower their operating costs,” he added.
The Goodyear Endurance LHS is now available in load ranges G and H in three sizes: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5. An additional size, 285/75R24.5, also n load ranges G and H, will be available in July.
Both the Goodyear Endurance LHS and Goodyear Endurance LHD are available at more than 2,300 Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers and authorized, independent Goodyear commercial tire dealerships throughout the United States and Canada.
For more information, visit goodyeartrucktires.com.