For me, a great tire set is one that can provide both treading potential and quality.
And in today’s competitive automobile market, you will be hard-pressed to find such a model at an affordable price.
However, Goodyear is one of the very few brands out there today which thinks of their customers’ needs before anything else.
Their latest MaxLife tread set is a step in the right direction, where they incorporate the latest in tire technology. They have created a model that suits the requirements for both passenger car and SUV owners and provide high-quality treads for perfect dry and wet road performance.
I fell in love with MaxLife tires from the very first moment I took it out for a spin. And In my review today, I will go over some of the major points which made me recommend it to almost all of my customers.
So sit back and read along.
Goodyear MaxLife Review 2020: Why is it taking over the market?
So when I tried out the tread set for myself, I found the tires to have:
Goodyear as a tire manufacturing company has never truly stopped pioneering new and improved technologies for their tire sets.
MaxLife is a result of the company studying their customer experiences, and putting the model through rigorous testings and fail checks. Quality control is a key component of their business strategies.
MaxLife goes through at least 50 different tests before they are launched into the market. Test runs and “real-world condition” simulations are run on them to see how they will perform once they are out.
They’re checked for braking, durability, noise, traction, and stability. The manufacturer also allows Maxlife to be independently tested by third parties.
Lower Noise Output
I love having smooth, noiseless drives on the highway, and MaxLife tire set is going to be the perfect choice if you’re planning to go on a long getaway in the middle of the night.
MaxLife, in my opinion, provides one of the most comfortable driving experience that a modern-day tread can offer. I was mostly undisturbed by any sort of vibrations no matter how rough the roads were, and there is no constant loud droning noise as well.
Goodyear has designed MaxLife in such a way that it supports Resonance Noise Attenuated silencer grooves. This significantly minimizes loud vibrations and makes any drive a smooth and seamless one.
The tires also come with Goodyear’s Sound Comfort Technology. It helps the tires incorporate a sort of sound barrier within its tires, which enables them to minimize the noise output by almost 50%.
To some drivers, adequate braking and traction are very important when it comes to choosing a new set of tires.
This determines the handling capacity of the model and how well the individual will be able to maneuver their vehicle around. Handling will also determine how well the tires perform on various road conditions, especially in wet and rough road conditions.
Goodyear introduces new technology to MaxLife which is called EfficientGrip. This makes the tires support special polymers, which increases the overall grip of the treads and offers balanced handling on both dry and wet terrain.
I was pleasantly surprised by how well the tires performed when it came to braking and cornering at high speeds on wet and rough terrain. The boosted microstructure was able to hold on tight and not skid and slip no matter how difficult the road condition was.
Tires used for trucks and SUVs are frequently subjected to rough use and hence tends to wear out and give away quickly. But that is not the case with MaxLife set as the treads negotiate with challenging terrains rather well.
To face the harsh realities of off-road and harsh terrain conditions, MaxLife treads are equipped with some amazing features which significantly reduce the risks of a blowout.
The long-lasting tires are matched with debris ejectors and features like the Silent Armor and DuPont Kevlar technology that keep it from wearing out too soon.
As you might already know, Kevlar is a fabric that is used by the police force and military to make bulletproof vests. Now, utilizing them in tires helps the treads withstand rough roads and seamlessly go over sharp rocks and boulders. MaxLife can be the perfect tire choice for long hiking and camping trips.
What could have been better?
Though it boasts fantastic dry and wet road performance, I would have liked to see MaxLife provide an equally impressive gripping capability when it came to snow-laden roads.
The grooves of the set are not well equipped for the winters. However, it can handle icy sludges and small snow beds satisfactorily.
However, if the snow starts to fall fast and hard, their grip often slips and fails.
- Fantastic handling on both dry and wet road conditions
- Has one of the lowest noise output for a tire model of its class
- Comes with superior quality and great durable features
- Snow performance is rather disappointing
The Goodyear MaxLife comes in a lot of different numbers and sizes, so you will have a lot of options to pick from for your vehicle.
And as it really versatile, you will be able to use this set for a variety of vehicles.
You should also check out our reviews of other Goodyear tires:
- Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max Review 2020
- Goodyear Assurance Weather Ready Tire Review 2020
- Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviews 2020