By Liz White, ERJ staff
Akron, Ohio-Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says it is supporting its new SilentArmor tyre range, which use new tyre technology,â€ with a pair of dedicated Internet sites.
And it claims the Fortera SUV type and Wrangler off road tyre are attracting heavy interest from tyre retailers and consumers.â€ Currently the tyres-with para-aramid reinforcement-are only available to US consumers.
Both SilentArmor tyres feature an Armor Zone that is made of a layer with DuPont's Kevlar-an aramid fibre-as well as a Durawall sidewall for improved puncture and cut resistance, and a rugged Rim Guard that helps protect wheels from curb damage,â€ said Goodyear.
The tyres also feature technology that helps soak up road noise for a smooth and quiet ride,â€ the company said.