The Assurance featuring Fuel Max Technology is Goodyear's mid-tier Passenger All-Season tire designed for the drivers of cars, coupes, vans and crossover vehicles looking for affordably priced tires offering long wear, wet traction and low rolling resistance as some of their top priorities. The Assurance Fuel Max is designed to provide year-round confidence in wet, dry and wintry weather conditions, including in light snow, as well as offers lower rolling resistance to enhance vehicle fuel economy over the tire's lifetime.
The Assurance Fuel Max molds a low rolling resistance all-season compound into a tread design featuring distinct zones. Inboard and outboard Dry Tread Zones feature strong shoulder blocks to enhance handling in dry conditions, while a central Wet Tread Zone features Dual Aquachannel grooves that evacuate water to promote traction in wet weather. A virtually continuous notched center rib combined with circumferential shoulder grooves blend dry road stability and even treadwear with traction in snowy conditions. The tire's internal structure features twin steel belts (H-speed rated sizes are reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon belt edge strips) on top of a polyester casing that enhances ride quality.
*Specific sizes featuring Fuel Max Technology are identified as such on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire's Specs tab.
Good OEM Tire
These came as OEM on our 2014 Accord. In the 4+ years we have had the car, it has gone on multiple 1000+ mile road trips and is used as a commuter on highway and surface streets. We have managed to travel approximately 80,000 miles. We decided to go with the same tire because of their long life and acceptable performance as all season tires. Overall, as a commuting tire the performance has been good, being predictable in wet, dry, and snow. I have had better, which is why I'm giving them 4 stars overall, but those have cost more and didn't last as long. So even those would receive an overall 4 stars.