The condition of your tyres are no small matter to fool around with – they are your vehicle’s sole contact point to the ground and whether your car will be able to retain grip during a corner or be able to tackle the volume of water on our Malaysian road’s tendency to become little shallow lakes very much depends on the condition of your tyres.
The condition of your tyres can also affect your car’s ability to stop in an emergency. The British Rubber Manufacturers Association did a study on the effects of tyre tread depth on stopping distances in the wet and the following are the results:
As you can see, stopping distances required increases dramatically at tread depths of below 3mm. I am not sure what the exact number is in Malaysia but the legal limit for tread depth in various countries are usually set at 1.6mm. But the deterioration of performance starts way above that legal limit!
But of course, times are bad and not many people can afford to change their tyres as often as they really should. So Goodyear wants to give out a set of Goodyear Duraplus tyres to someone who really needs a change of tyres.
Here’s how you can win your set of Goodyear Duraplus:
- Take a photo of your current tyres to show that you need a change of new tyres.
- Give me your best reason to change to a set of Goodyear Duraplus tyres!
Send me the photo, tyre size and reason to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. One lucky entry will be picked to receive a set of Duraplus tyres in his/her car’s tyre size. Remember to send them in quick, before the end of this month.
The new Goodyear DuraPlus was launched recently in Malaysia and the company claims it is able to achieve mileage as much as 100,000km. That sounds like good news for the budget-conscious consumer who just want to buy something, fit it on and forget about it for the next few years.
The Duraplus replaces the Goodyear GT3 in the Malaysian line-up. Of course you’d better make sure that Duraplus is available in the size that your car uses so here’s a table of all available sizes as well as their recommended retail price per tyre.