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When the rubber meets the road

Earlier this year I gave you some tire buying tips from our friends at Goodyear. Since then, I’ve actually replaced the tires on my car with a set of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season tires and am happy to tell you why this has been a great choice!

I was provided with four brand new tires to replace the worn out tires that were previously on my car, and from the moment I sat behind the wheel with my new tires it was like, ‘Laaaaaaa’!

So let me back up.

The tires I previously had on my car did nothing to muffle the very loud sound of the wheels on the road. The wheels on the car go round and round, round and round, and very loud! I nearly had to wear ear-plugs just to drive my car and would complain about it often to my husband.

The other thing that I was pretty good at with those tires was scuffing them up. I have been known on occasion to be a very good parallel parker. I could in fact park so close to the curb, one might say that I was ‘on’ the curb.

No joke.

goodyear parking

So not only do the new Goodyear tires take care of the loud road noises (no more earplugs – yay!), they also have this cool rim protector feature that helps to protect against that accidental curb damage – not that that would ever happen or anything. 🙂

What I am most excited about though is the enhanced grip in ice and snow. The tires have an innovative tread compound which gives outstanding wet and dry performance. The use of silica in the rubber compound of the tread helps to improve tread-wear and all-season traction. I could immediately tell the difference once I started driving, even when it was dry.

Plus it has been like rainy monsoon season all year here in Wisconsin (a little dramatic, but I swear it seemed like it was raining nearly every day this summer!), and these tires just give me a little extra piece of mind.

goodyear tires

Winter is on it’s way shortly as well (hello – snow in the forecast for tomorrow – booo!), and I know all to well how slippery roads can get, so having good tires is a must!

weather shot

I have never been one to pay much attention to the cars we put on our tire, my hubby usually handles most of that, but now that I’ve tried these Goodyear tires I am going to insist that all of our tires be Goodyear. I really can tell the difference when I’m driving the car with these tires versus the old ones we used, and I can say – it was definitely worth switching!

If you want to learn more about the right kind of tires for you, check out this info about Goodyear tires: Find the right tire


So tell us….

When is the last time you replaced your tires?




Thank you to Goodyear for providing me a great set of tires!



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20 Responses to When the rubber meets the road

  1. becca October 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    To be honest I don’t know when we last replace them that’s hubby’s doing. I do know I just had the car serviced.
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  2. Lois Alter Mark October 4, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Ha ha! I feel better that I’m not the only one who likes to park so, um, close to the curb! I’m bringing my car in for maintenance this week and will definitely ask them to check out the tires now!
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    • Jesica H October 6, 2014 at 8:19 am #

      Yeah, my hubby always asks me where these marks on the tire come from and I’m like, “I don’t know.” LOL

  3. Viccy H October 5, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    Eek, I have no idea! Is it bad that I leave all that type of stuff to my husband?!?!?
    I’ll send him that link to “Find the right tire”. Thank you x
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  4. Amber Nelson October 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    I don’t remember the last time I changed my tires. It is probably a good idea to get them checked.
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  5. Jeanine October 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    I don’t have a car or drive but all those I know have Goodyear and love them! I wouldn’t have the slightest clue even about them, or when to change … I need to get my license!

  6. Krystal's Kitsch October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I think tires are on my list of repairs needed for my car. I know I got new tires when I bought my car, but that was like 2011.
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  7. Pam October 5, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Goodyear tires are my most trusted brand. I think curb protection is a must have if you live in the city! You just never know when you’ll accidentally swipe a curb.

  8. Tough Cookie Mommy October 5, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    I always park close to the curb like that and it is nice to have reliable tires that you can depend on. Love the car magnet for your blog, by the way.
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    • Jesica H October 6, 2014 at 8:18 am #

      Thanks! I’ve actually lost that magnet since then. It flew off my car or something — not sure. LOL

  9. Pam October 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    My husband is very good at keeping all of our cars where they need to be. We always buy Goodyear because he feels they are the best. I will have to make sure that my parents have good tires on their car for the winter when I see them in a few weeks.

  10. Heather October 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    I had to replace my tires when I had a nail in one. Now it’s time to replace them all unfortunately.
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  11. Nikki October 6, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    I just got new tires on my car because my old ones went bad. I need an alignment now. I don’t want to pay to get one, because in PA, the minute you leave the lot, you’ll hit a big bump and the alignment becomes worthless. Ugh!
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  12. Rachelle J October 6, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    I can’t believe you are already expecting snow there! It was just in the high 80s last week here (TN). We actually just replaced our tires about 4 months ago and we also chose goodyear tires! They really are the best tires for the price in my opinion, Glad to see they are working out for you as well!

  13. Chrystal @ YUM eating October 6, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    I am all about tires that grip snow and ice. I lived most of my life in Oklahoma where winters are short, but they can get rather dangerous. Because the ground is usually so warm the snow melts, but as night approaches the wet freezes. So, we end up with ice storms passing through in the night. No matter what anyone says, there isn’t a whole lot you can do for betting driving on ice. Since moving to MI, where cities actually plow the roads, its not so bad. There are some days the salt and plows don’t work and those are the days to stay home. But good tires are necessary for winter driving.

  14. Farrah October 7, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    Hello, from your neighbor down in Iowa! I totally need tires like this. I’m constantly rubbing up against the curb. And btw, be sure to keep that snow up north for me! Lol 🙂
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    • Jesica H October 8, 2014 at 10:46 am #

      Ha, you can have it! I did hear this is supposed to be a bad winter…I hope not. 🙂

  15. Aisha Kristine Chong October 7, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    I totally have no idea about this even though I am always inside the car – I guess I probbaly didn’t put too much attention towards the tires lol
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  16. Ashley Gill October 7, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    I got new tired last Winter and we do Goodyear as well. It’s probably time to check them to see if its time for new tires again as we have traveled well over 2000 since we got them.
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  17. Elizabeth Ferree October 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Due to a nice anonymous person my tires were replaced in June so I have a while and since we don’t get the four seasons we are good for a bit. I didn’t know that about the curb though. Love it.
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