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Goodyear Malaysia has revealed the latest addition to its Assurance range, the Goodyear Assurance DuraPlus. Developed for small- to mid-sized passenger vehicles, the new tyre has been engineered to last up to 100,000 km – equivalent to traveling around the world approximately two and a half times over.

The tyre features Goodyear’s TredLife Technology which utilises a carbon-heavy compound in its construction to significantly improve its lifespan. A larger tread width design, or “wide face cavity” as Goodyear calls it, allows for a wider surface of the tyre to come into contact with the road. The Goodyear Assurance Duraplus also adopts an asymmetric tread design for increased levels of grip.

Additionally, Goodyear’s latest also boasts DuPont Kevlar in its construction. The lightweight, “military-grade” equipment is said to maintain the tyre’s stiffness under extreme temperature during operation while providing that extra blanket of reinforcement against road hazards.

To further augment its credentials, the Goodyear Assurance DuraPlus tyre was subjected to a 100,000 km mileage test, following which the recorded tread depth was marked at 1.6 mm – the minimum tread depth allowed for road tyres.

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The Assurance DuraPlus tyre is covered under Goodyear Malaysia’s Worry Free Assurance Programme. As part of the programme, the tyre is warranted against damages from punctures, cuts and/or bruises sustained during the “course of normal driving on a maintained road.” Within six months, customers will receive a complimentary replacement should said tyre possess a tread depth of more than 6.7 mm.

Should the tyre possess a tread depth between 5.5 mm to 6.6 mm, Goodyear Malaysia will credit against the purchase of a new tyre of the exact same size and model. At present, a total of seven sizes are available with prices ranging from RM226 to RM325, inclusive of GST. Wheel sizes span from 14- to 15-inchers while available profiles range from 55 to 70 series.

A total of 43 sizes of the Goodyear Assurance DuraPlus exists with Goodyear Malaysia announcing plans to introduce a wider selection in the near future. The Assurance DuraPlus is now available at all Goodyear Autocare and Servitekar outlets as well as authorised dealers nationwide.