Racing Tires vs Street Tires

Some folks say tires all look the same. I’ve said it myself. And while technically tires do have visible differences, it’s only if you take a close look. Unless you’re comparing racing tires and street tires. In this case, the differences are pretty obvious, even to non-tire nerds. Why so different? Because race tires and passenger tires are designed for completely different uses. Racing slicks are all about getting as … Continue reading

Can Tires Charge a Car’s Battery?

Yes, if Goodyear has anything to say about it. Earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, they unveiled the Goodyear tire of the future — the BHO3. This concept aims to not only collect the energy generated by the tire as it rolls while you drive but also when parked: textured patches on the tire absorb heat and light from the sun, producing additional energy when the car is idle. Goodyear … Continue reading

Tire Deals for March 2015

Just like last month, Infiniti drivers can save $150 instantly when you buy four new tires, but March brings a number of other deals that all drivers can enjoy! Just in time, too, ’cause April showers will be here in no time. Infiniti: $150 Instant Savings Goodyear & Dunlop: $60 Cash Back Bridgestone: $70 Cash Back (Starts March 15) BFGoodrich: Up to $70 Cash Back (Starts  March 16) Pirelli: $60 Cash Back (Starts … Continue reading

The History of Goodyear

An Interesting Beginning Throughout history since the Industrial Revolution, there has been a distinct aim to improve manufacturing processes. The more efficient they are, the more money they can potentially make. So it seemed like a questionable idea to some when, in 1898, Frank A. Seiberling founded The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Why? Akron is a landlocked town that at the time had limited railroad access. … Continue reading

Brand Spotlight: Goodyear

I have a thing for Goodyear, from it being an Ohio company to the fact that I got to ride the Goodyear blimp. I even like their ads, and it’s not always easy to make tires exciting (I mean RightTurn is good at it, but not everyone is). Source: What really blows my mind is that Goodyear has been around since 1898! More than a century of experience—it’s no wonder … Continue reading

Even Blimps Go to Florida to Retire


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Back in August, I was lucky enough to score a ride on the one and only Goodyear blimp. Well technically there are three of them: I rode the Spirit of Goodyear, which is based in Akron, Ohio (home of Goodyear’s headquarters). There’s also Spirit of America in Carson, California, and Spirit of Innovation in Pompano Beach, Florida. It was an incredible experience and I’m so grateful to RightTurn for making it … Continue reading

RubberDucks Represent “Rubber City” Akron, Ohio

What is your city known for? If you live in Akron, it’s known for rubber. Home of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. world headquarters, one of Bridgestone’s Technical Centers, and a slew of other companies in the polymer industry, Akron truly is the Rubber City. And this is exactly how the minor league baseball team formerly known as the Akron Aeros got its new name: the Akron RubberDucks. I’ll … Continue reading

30 Years of Heroes

The word “hero” gets thrown around quite a bit. So it’s extra special when that title is bestowed on someone who actually deserves it. Each year for the past 30 years, Goodyear has given that title to a professional truck driver truly worthy of it. Every year since 1983, Goodyear and a panel of trucking industry representatives present the Highway Hero Award to a professional truck driver who performs heroic … Continue reading

Monthly Tire Promotions
May 2013

Here are the tire promotions on for May! Promotions by Tire Continental Tires Buy 4 Continental tires and get a $100 Adidas Gift Card. Total purchase value, including mount and balance, must be $499 or more. 5/13 – 6/10 Goodyear and Dunlop Tires Buy select Goodyear and Dunlop tires and get a mail-in rebate up to $80. (Rebate amount depends on the tire.) Ends 5/31 Hankook Tires Buy select … Continue reading