We have received Goodyear’s EfficientGrip SUV tyres for review at the end of December last year, and today, 10,000kms were spent running the tyres.
Frequent KLIA / LCCT trips were made and not to mention the outstation trip during festive season too. In summary, tyres ran in well, and overall, I find them to be very quiet tyres compared to the last set of tyres that I had. I took the CRV up to national speed limit on MEX highway during thunderstorm and decibel meter app on my iPhone recorded slightly below 80 dB reading, which I find impressive.
However, one thing worth mentioning is the wear rate on the front tyres on the outside, which seemed to be faster than the rear tyres. Since this is an all wheel drive car (Honda 3rd Generation CRV) with 53% of the drive goes to the front, this may have accelerate the wear. The other plausible cause is the alignment problem after 3,000 km, post tyre change. Therefore for this first exercise, I chose another tyre shop at PJS 7, which I think is one of the more famous tyre workshops around Klang Valley.
Dry and wet grip were found to be good for the tyres. Since this is a SUV with 2.0 litre engine, high speed cornering or outright acceleration is the last thing that it can do well. But nevertheless, the tyre exude confidence to the driver that it can be depended upon on for safety. Sidewalls of the tyre felt soft, perhaps, that’s why it offered a comfortable ride. No puncture encountered in the first 10k km, nor were there any nails stuck in the tyres.
That is all for the update that I can give you for now. I look forward to the next 10,000 km. At the mean time, here are the photos of the entire process of tyre rotation, balancing and alignment.