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Having the right tire information can make buying tires easier. Our tire guide includes answers to common questions such as when to buy tires, how to find your tire size, and more. We also help explain the differences between types of tires and even offer a checklist to make your purchase process easier

For the most enjoyable driving experience it's important to replace worn tires. Optimum traction helps provide responsive handling for a smooth, reliable ride. To determine when you should start shopping, follow these simple steps.

  • First, test the tread. Pinch a Lincoln-head penny between your thumb and forefinger, so that the top of Lincoln's head is showing.
  • Place the top of Lincoln's head into one of the tire tread grooves - try to measure at the deepest point within the tread.
  • If any part of Lincoln's head is obscured by the tread, your tires have enough tread. However, if you can see above Lincoln's head, you're ready for a new tire.
  • You should always check your tires in several tread locations. Be sure to check the inner, outer, and middle grooves of each tire, as tires can wear differently on each side, due to improper wheel alignment and/or low inflation.
  • For professional help, visit a Goodyear Tire & Service Network location for a free inspection by our experts.

Today, Goodyear measures sales of nearly $20 billion, but we began in a converted strawboard factory in Ohio. Leading our industry for over one hundred years, we've accomplished many firsts that reflect our drive, skill, and total commitment to our ideals and industry. See the evolution of Goodyear history and tire history below.

1898 Frank A. Seiberling borrowed $3,500 from his brother-in-law Lucius C. Miles for the down payment to buy an abandoned strawboard factory in Akron, founding the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

  • 1899 Automobile tires are added to the original product line of bicycle tires, carriage tires, and horseshoe pads

    1901 The first advertisement with the wingfoot trademark appears in the Saturday Evening Post

    1908 The first diamond-studded All-Weather tread design is adopted, and used with only minor modifications for nearly 40 years

    1914 All the cars in the Indianapolis 500 use Goodyear tires

    1916 Goodyear becomes the world's largest tire company, initiating the slogan "More people ride on Goodyear tires than on any other kind"

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From the bottom of your driveway to the top of the key, where superior performance matters, Goodyear is there. Get a jump on the latest Blimpworthy™ updates and find out where the Goodyear Blimp is headed next.

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Goodyear Racing

Goodyear continually helps to push performance on the track because our experts are passionate about racing.


Goodyear is devoted to advancing tire technology, and to applying this knowledge to new products that advance driving excellence. At the Akron Technical Center nearly 1,500 engineers, scientists, technicians, and other specialists collaborate to improve our tire manufacturing for a wide variety of vehicles on six continents.

  • IMPACT Manufacturing Technology

    IMPACT, Goodyear's revolutionary manufacturing technology is 43 percent more precise than the current industry capability, and benefits consumers with:

    • Improved ride, handling, and tread wear
    • Reduced tire weight, and rolling resistance
    • Improved tire appearance
  • How Tires Are Built

    Goodyear tires are made using different kinds of rubber that contribute distinct properties to the tire.

    • The rubber is repeatedly fed between massive rollers to achieve the ideal level of tread.
    • Another type of rubber coats the fabric that's used to make up the tire's body.
    • Tires are inspected by trained technicians and specialized machinery, plus frequently X-rayed to ensure quality.

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    Lockheed Martin is a global leader in the design, manufacture and support of military aircraft. The goal: To provide a full spectrum of aeronautical resources to allow the U.S. and its allies to conduct air operations anywhere, any time.

    Lockheed Martin's aircraft leadership is earned through relentless research and development of high-performance combat, air mobility and reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft. We also provide world-class training, focused logistics support, and advanced targeting and navigation technologies to enable the right people with the right skills to be in the right place at the right time with the right information and the right munitions to accomplish their missions.

    As a premier systems integrator, Lockheed Martin puts it all together to create an integrated system of system where that the value of the whole is greater than sum of its parts.

    Ground Vehicles

    Lockheed Martin draws from extensive experience in vehicle concept design, development, production and sustainment across a range of products, from manned to unmanned ground systems. Our vehicles are the bridge between rugged and high-tech, offering proven and intelligent capabilities for our users. Whether as launchers, transports or combat vehicles, Lockheed Martin is moving the future force.

    Missiles & Guided Weapons

    Lockheed Martin has a long history of successfully providing its customers with missile and missile systems that are affordable, proven, and in production. Our reputation is backed by a record of exceptional contractual performance and successful partnerships, in both the U.S. and international defense communities.

    Lockheed Martin is supporting the warfighter by providing a wide variety of highly effective and reliable weapons systems to ensure that the right weapon is available for each situation that they may face.

    These weapon systems include precision strike weapons with long standoff ranges to keep pilots and aircraft out of harm's way. Lockheed Martin systems also include smart submunitions to give the warfighter maximum flexibility as well as fire support mobile artillery and guided munitions to dominate the battlefield.

    Other Lockheed Martin systems include air-to-air missiles to give pilots air supremacy; helicopter launched anti-armor missiles to destroy enemy tanks and other armored vehicles; man-portable short-range anti-armor and assault weapons; kinetic energy hyper-velocity missiles that can defeat all current and future armored threats, hit-to-kill air defense systems that protect the troops from ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, enemy aircraft and weapons of mass destruction.

    Lockheed Martin-developed strategic missile systems include intercontinental-range ballistic missiles and reentry systems that serve as strategic deterrents.

    Missile Defense

    Today, more than ever, the U.S. and its allies need proven missile and air defense systems. To answer that call, Lockheed Martin-led weapons systems have achieved nearly 40 successful intercepts since the 1980s and continue to prove themselves in challenging tests and combat operations. Lockheed Martin provides key weapons and technologies across the boost/ascent, midcourse and terminal phases, making significant contributions to nearly all major U.S. missile defense systems and participating in several global missile defense partnerships. Our proven performance extends to sensors, architectures and targets

    Lockheed Martin delivers the breadth and depth needed for ballistic missile and air defense, with the most extensive capabilities across boost/ascent, midcourse and terminal phases. These solutions defend against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft and other airborne threats. Our role ranges from prime contractor for U.S. weapons systems to developer of critical technologies, such as hit-to-kill interceptors and kill vehicles, seekers, precision pointing and tracking optics, radar and signal processing.

    To help meet the needs of U.S. allies, our partnerships include the multi-national development of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), which will replace Patriot systems in the United States and Germany and Nike Hercules systems in Italy. Competing for the U.K.'s Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP), we are teamed with SCS, BAE Systems, QinetiQ, Westland and Saab.

    Extending to Sensors, Architectures and Targets

    For next-generation missile warning, we are the U.S. Air Force's prime contractor for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS). SBIRS is designed to detect and track strategic and theater missiles, as well as support technical intelligence and battle space characterization. The system's ground segment has been operational since 2001, and the Air Force announced in late 2006 that the first Highly Elliptical Payload is on-orbit and exceeding performance specifications.

    To seamlessly link weapons, sensors and other elements, we lead the MDA's Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) program. Now operational across 17 time zones, C2BMC represents the "S" in the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

    For the MDA's Targets and Countermeasures program, we provide targets for testing of the Ballistic Missile Defense System being developed by the MDA to defend against all classes of ballistic missiles.

    Pioneering Tomorrow's Technologies

    We pioneered hit-to-kill technology in the 1980s, and during Operation Iraqi Freedom, PAC-3 became the first combat-proven system using this technology of choice. With an unmatched record of more than/approximately 50 successful intercepts since then, systems developed by Lockheed Martin, such as PAC-3, THAAD and Aegis, have achieved half of those intercepts in the last five years and continue to succeed in increasingly challenging tests.

    Innovative Naval Systems

    Lockheed Martin has a proud legacy of providing innovative naval systems for the United States and its allies. The Aegis combat system, the MK 41 Vertical Launching System and the SPY-1 radar helped revolutionize how world navies conduct operations across the seven seas. These systems remain vital to naval success to this day.

    Lockheed Martin continues to build on this tradition of innovation. Our C4ISR systems give the U.S. Coast Guard the latest technology for search and rescue, drug interdiction, humanitarian and other missions. Upgraded sonar systems increase the accuracy of the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo. A Lockheed Martin led team built the USS Freedom – the first of our nation's newest class of surface combatant, the Littoral Combat Ship. And the list goes on.

    With our extensive experience and expertise, Lockheed Martin looks to build on our tradition of excellence in developing, implementing and manufacturing creative naval solutions to the emerging threats facing our nation.

    Radar Systems

    Lockheed Martin's radar systems have provided a clear picture of air and missile threats for more than 65 years across every terrain, from the Green Zone to the Arctic Circle. We've designed and delivered ground-based, sea-based and airborne radars for every armed service and operational environment. And our latest generation of digital radar systems are setting the standard for the future: applying revolutionary technology developments to deliver affordable radar solutions.

    Sensors & Situational Awareness

    Lockheed Martin's advanced radar and electro-optical/infrared sensor systems provide precision targeting, navigation, threat detection and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Deployed on ground vehicles and fixed and rotary wing platforms, our sensor systems are designed to precisely identify, classify and track enemy threats in the air, on the ground or at sea. Data links relay real-time information collected by the sensor systems to forward-deployed forces for rapid target coordination, enhanced situational awareness and increased mission execution.

    Tactical Communications

    On the battlefield, a communications link is a lifeline - a vital connection to comrades & commanders. Whether you are signing on to your radio or logging on to a laptop, you need a network that works - the first time, every time.

    Lockheed Martin understands the communications needs of the net-centric warfighter. Reliability is perhaps the most important feature of any communications systems.
    New systems like the Army's Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) will use a layered, managed network architecture to deliver connectivity as trusted as a dial tone. If the line-of-sight connection is obstructed, WIN-T will automatically switch to airborne nodes. If those systems are unavailable, the network will instantly switch to a satellite link. Because the network is self-managed, the warfighter does not need to worry about which node he is currently working, the system does all the work for him.

    Flexible, Open Architectures
    Interoperability is a major challenge for net-centric communications. We focus on flexible, open architectures that connect airborne, naval and ground-based networks. These networks embrace new hardware and software - if a new hand-held computer is introduced, the network adapts to connect with the new device, just as it will for antennas, routers and satellites.

    Trusted Security at All Levels
    To accurately respond to threats, users need access to intelligence from a variety of sources, with varying levels of classification. Our technologies expand the capabilities of secure intelligence sharing. At every layer of the network, the latest security and information assurance technologies keep data safe and trusted - while allowing access to authorized users.

    A New Approach to Bandwidth
    Lockheed Martin is helping to ensure that bandwidth is available to those who need it most. Our network management tools approach bandwidth as a warfighting resource. With our technology, communications officers will be able to shift bandwidth to wherever the need is greatest. These new systems will not only vastly increase the network pipeline; it will help the military manage available bandwidth much more efficiently. This will help tomorrow's networks become even more effective and responsive.

    Information Technology

    Lockheed Martin is a leading partner of the Federal Government, providing 21st century technology solutions.

    It takes more than technology to become one of the federal government's leading Information Technology providers. It takes an aptitude for whole systems thinking ... a genuine passion for performance ... an affinity with our customer's most vital institutions.

    Emerging Capabilities

    Supporting Our Nation's Energy and Climate Challenges

    Lockheed Martin is proud to bring decades of relevant experience and the innovating minds of our people to help solve energy and climate challenges—from efficiency and management, to alternative energies and climate monitoring—this is the ultimate systems integration challenge.

    Newell Rubbermaid

    Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch millions of people every day where they live, work and play. Our products and brands are organized into two segments, Newell Consumer and Newell Professional, plus the stand-alone global business unit, Baby & Parenting Essentials.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., we've built a strong portfolio of brands, including Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Dymo®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Aprica®. More than 90 percent of U.S. households use at least one of our products, and our 2010 worldwide sales total approximately $5.8 billion in more than 90 countries.

    Our evolution as a global company of Brands That Matter™ is driven by our growing understanding of the constantly changing needs of consumers and our ability to create innovative, highly differentiated solutions that offer great performance and value.

    To learn more about our segments, brands and products, click on the links below:

    Do Business With Us
    If you are interested in doing business with Newell Rubbermaid as a supplier, by licensing one of our brands or assets, or by sharing your patented, published technologies, please visit the Do Business With Us page.


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