The Goodyear brand is a popular choice of tires among many motorists. When one thinks of Goodyear, the idea of tire failures and tire defects does not come to mind. It is no wonder why Goodyear has made the lofty claim of being the “number one leader” in tire manufacturing; however, recent consumer reactions to their tires may prove to have a significant effect on the company’s future direction.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is a multi-national company which has made a name for itself in the manufacturing of tires and chemicals used in working with rubber products. With 51 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, Goodyear is a huge player in producing and marketing tires across a number of diverse industries. With over 1,200 Goodyear service centers, the company is also one of the world’s largest service providers for commercial truck tire retreading and maintenance.
Brief History Goodyear
The Goodyear story began in the winter of 1839 when Charles Goodyear made an amazing discovery. While playing with the properties of rubber, Goodyear realized that adding heat and sulfur to the mix changes the texture of the rubber and makes it more durable. The process of vulcanization was finally born, which has given way to the reality of a sturdy tire for vehicular use and would eventually make Goodyear the company responsible for the modern tire. The actual formation of the Goodyear Company occurred in 1889, when Frank Seiberling asked Lucius Miles, his brother-in-law, to loan him the sum of $3,500 to cover upstart costs for securing the location for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Since its humble beginnings, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has grown to be a world leader in tire manufacturing and auto services.
Goodyear Tire Problems
In recent years, consumers of Goodyear tire products have expressed dissatisfaction with the company’s products. Consumers feel the quality of Goodyear’s products are in a state of general decline. This is not simply a question of poor performance, but rather, it is demonstrated through two common tire defects users of Goodyear tires have reported occurring over and over again. The first of these defects is with the Eagle RSA model tires, which tend to have a problem with bubble formation in the structure of the tire. When this occurs with more than one tire, it can prove to be a costly problem. A second reoccurring defect is many Goodyear tire users have reported unexpected blowouts occurring at speeds of 70 mph and higher.
Legal Assistance for Goodyear Tire Injuries and Accidents
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