Quality performance criteria

The 360° Quality Tests approach - what does it mean?

You won’t be surprised to hear that the quality of every Goodyear tyre is rigorously tested, and not just by us.

We call it the 360° Quality Tests approach, and it reflects how the performance of each tyre is measured and tested.

Standardised EU tyre label

The number of performance criteria tested for under the EU Tyre Labelling system

Europe’s top automotive organisations and publications

The average number of performance criteria assessed under independent testing by Europe’s top automotive organisations and publications

Goodyear engineers’ internal testing 

The number of tests we put every new Goodyear tyre design through.

 

Find out more about the key performance attributes of a tyre

EU Standardised tyre label

The 2012 EU tyre label system analyses each tyre for three things:

  • Fuel efficiency – Measures the tyre’s rolling resistance, which has an impact on your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
  • Wet grip – Measures how well the tyre brakes on wet roads.
  • External rolling noise - Measures the external noise generated by the tyre.
Find out more about the EU Tyre Label

Europe’s top automotive organisations and publications

At Goodyear we frequently refer to independent testing bodies, magazines and auto clubs.

They independently test tyres for an average of 15 key performance criteria, typically including:

  • Wet and dry handling and braking
  • Cornering grip
  • Durability
  • Fuel consumption
  • Internal noise
  • Aquaplaning

 

Which organisations test our tyres?

Goodyear engineers’ internal testing

We put every new tyre we design through 50 tough tests to make sure they perform as well as they were designed to.

Why? Because our customers matter to us, and because we want every product that carries the Goodyear brand to live up to our high standards. The 50 tests include:

  • Wet and dry handling and braking
  • Mileage and durability
  • Internal noise
  • Aquaplaning – curved and straight
  • Traction
  • High-speed stability
  • Our winter tyres also get tested for performance in ice, snow and other winter conditions.