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Tire terms: technology glossary

Tire terms: technology glossary

At Goodyear, we are constantly working to innovate our products and technologies. Look for some of the technologies below when you're searching for your next set of tires:

  • 2D BLADES IN THE CENTER ZONE: These blades offer enhanced stopping and starting power on snow and ice.
  • 3D BUBBLE BLADE INTERLOCKING SYSTEM: An interlocking system that helps enhance dry weather handling.
  • 3D TREDLOCK® TECHNOLOGY: Blades in the shoulder zone that offer enhanced wet and winter traction and that lock together for confident grip in turns.
  • ACTIVEBRAKING TECHNOLOGY: Offers enhanced stopping power on wet and dry roads.
  • COMFORTEDGE® SIDEWALLS: Sidewalls that help provide a versatile balance of both comfort and handling.
  • COMFORT LAYER: An exclusive comfort layer in the tread designed to provide, on average, 20% more cushion than standard passenger tires.
  • DRY ZONE: Large tread blocks along the outer edges to help provide confident handling on dry roads.
  • DUPONT KEVLAR® LAYER: An extra layer made with DuPont Kevlar® enhances toughness and soaks up road noise.
  • DUPONT KEVLAR® REINFORCED SIDEWALLS: A sidewall that features DuPont Kevlar® technology in order to increase puncture resistance by 35%.
  • DURAWALL TECHNOLOGY: An exclusive technology that helps resistance to cuts and punctures on the sidewalls.
  • EVOLVING TRACTION GROOVES: Traction grooves that help maintain confident traction in rain and snow as the tire wears.
  • FUEL-SAVING TREAD COMPOUND: A fuel-saving tread compound that helps save up to 2,600 miles worth of gas over the life of four tires.
  • ICE ZONE: A tread with numerous biting edges offering enhanced gripping traction particularly on icy and slick roads.
  • INNOVATIVE MULTI-RADIUS MOLD SHAPE: Shape that offers precise handling and smooth, even wear.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, RACING-DERIVED CONSTRUCTION: A lightweight construction that enhances steering precision and handling.
  • RACE-INSPIRED ULTRA HIGH-PERFORMANCE TREAD COMPOUND: A compound that helps provide excellent dry traction.
  • SWEEPING AQUACHANNEL® GROOVES: Grooves on the inboard side of the tread that help enhance wet cornering grip.
  • TRACTIVEGROOVE TECHNOLOGY®: TractiveGroove Technology® offers strong traction in deep mud and snow.
  • WATER ZONE: A sweeping tread pattern that helps evacuate water from the tread for increased wet traction.
  • WETTRAC® TECHNOLOGY: An exclusive wet traction compound that helps provide traction on wet roads.
  • WET TREAD ZONE WITH DUAL AQUACHANNEL® GROOVES: Tread zones that help evacuate water from the treadface for great traction on wet roads.
  • WINTER GRIP TREAD COMPOUND: A tread compound that offers enhanced traction on ice and snow-covered roads from season to season.
  • WRAPAROUND TREAD: This tread helps deliver sidewall traction in deep mud, sand and rocks.

If you'd like to find tires that feature these technologies, we recommend using our tire finder tool.


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