Our SoundComfort technology delivers a much quieter and comfortable ride by reducing your vehicle’s interior noise level.
Click the icons on the right to hear the different noise levels.
Our SoundComfort tyres are designed with a built-in sound barrier. Like a cushion for your tyres, this acoustical barrier reduces air vibrations and dampens the interior noise in your car while you are driving, making the vehicle cabin half as quiet compared to regular tyres*.
The result? A quieter, more relaxed driving experience for you and your passengers.
Watch this video to see how it works.
There are many elements that create noise in a car’s interior: wind, driving speed, road conditions, engine and structure noises, as well as tyres.
One of the main sources of tyre noise is the tyre air cavity resonance, produced by air vibration inside the tyre and transmitted to the vehicle’s structure.
Goodyear’s SoundComfort technology works directly to reduce the tyre air cavity resonance.
The good thing is that you can choose for SoundComfort without compromising other capabilities. The warranty is the same, the tyres are repairable, and the driving performance is just as good – the only difference is… they are just a lot quieter.
Goodyear’s quietest tyres with SoundComfort technology are available across summer and winter in selected sizes.
When you’re browsing for new tyres, you can find information about how quiet the tyres are by checking the tyre label. By choosing a tyre with a good noise rating you can lower the impact of your driving on the surrounding environment and potentially within the car.
The noise level is sorted into class A, B or C. An A rating is the best performance and C is the lower end of the scale. The rolling noise of the tyre is measured in decibels and the exact number is shown in the bottom part of the label. Tyres with a low noise level have between 67 and 71 dB. The highest level shows sound waves in between 72 and 77 dB. An increase of just a few decibels represents a big difference in noise levels. In fact, a difference of 3dB doubles the amount of external noise the tyre produces.
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*Depending on the type of vehicle, its speed and road surface. Based on internal vehicle road measurements, tested February 2018, January 2018, November 2017 and October 2011 by Goodyear engineers in Luxembourg. Tyre size: 225/55R17 on VW Passat Alltrack and Ford Kuga and 255/45R18 on Audi A7.