The Assurance ComforTred Touring is Goodyear’s Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for the drivers of mid-range and upscale coupes, sedans and minivans. The Assurance ComforTred Touring was designed to combine looks, ride comfort and long wear with all-season traction, even in light snow.

The Assurance ComforTred Touring features a mildly asymmetric tread design that combines independent shoulder blocks with notched intermediate and center ribs to blend dry and wet road traction and handling. Four wide circumferential grooves evacuate water from under the tread to enhance wet traction while the tread grooves, notches and sipes form biting edges that deliver all-season traction in light snow.

The tire’s internal construction includes a super shock absorbent Comfort Layer of rubber sandwiched between the tread and steel belts (that provides on average, 20% more cushion than standard auto tires) to insulate vibration and impacts with expansion joints, potholes and bumps. The tires also feature Goodyear’s dual-layer ComfortEdge sidewall supports to provide a balance of ride comfort and handling.

The Assurance ComforTred Touring features an internal structure that includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon on top of a polyester cord body to combine strength and durability with a smooth ride.

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  1. The car has 55,000 miles, with these tires on it for the last 35,000 of that. It is difficult to come up with an overall rating for the tires. Thy were great in almost every category when new, except maybe a tad noisy on some of our local road surfaces. However, they went steadily downhill in almost every respect after half the tread was gone. The tires are now down to the last 3/32 of tread and a little scary. The tread wore down to this level at roughly double the rate indicated by the tire’s rating. The tires were rotated regularly, kept at correct inflation and are worn very evenly across the tread. Possibly the more rapid wear than advertised was due to the fact about 2/3 of the logged miles were on our relatively fast city boulevards which requires stops from 40-50 mph down to 0 at least once per 3 miles on average, followed by rapid acceleration. (What I find much more impressive is the front disk pads on this van lasted 55,000 miles before replacement last month, and the rear pads are only down about half.) The rapid tire wear may also possibly be due to the fact the van was driven less than 5,000 miles per year, so the tires are now over 7 years old. Could just be they are not good tires for hot desert roads. The other third of the miles were almost entirely driven on interstate routes at or slightly above our typical southwestern speed limits of 75mph, with the van on cruise control doing almost no braking at all. I am hoping our next set of tires will do a better job surviving the torture our roads give them.

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