A while back we wrote about Goodyear using dandelion latex instead of tree harvested latex in order to produce tires with sustainable materials. Well, recently Goodyear announced that they created a tire that consists of 90% sustainable materials.
Apparently the tire materials include high recycled content steel, rice husk waste, pine resin, and soybean oil. It also uses recycled polyester. The tire is said to have passed regulatory tests, as well as Goodyear’s internal tests for durability and performance.
We don’t know how long it will take for Goodyear to organize supply chain that would allow it to scale production, but we expect it will be a while before Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair in Santa Cruz can offer you 90% sustainable tires.
Ultimately, Goodyear wants to produce tires that are made 100% of sustainable-materials. Currently they offer no guidance as to when such tires may become a reality, but we applaud a lofty goal.
Having said that, as soon as the 90% sustainable-materials tires become available to the general public, we will let you know on the pages of this blog. In the meantime, we recommend gentle acceleration, correct tire pressure, as well as regular wheel alignment and wheel balance checks to minimize tire wear. If you have any tire related questions, don’t hesitate to call our Santa Cruz tire shop. We offer broad range of tires, including not just Goodyear, but also Continental, Bridgestone, and Michelin.