Before You Go

Their First Winter in the Driver’s Seat

Take the passenger seat with your teenage driver this winter, and use the time to review some basic safety tips for driving in foul weather.

Avoid Losing Your Grip on Winter Roads

Tires are made to do one thing--grip the road. Are your treads ready to see you through the winter?

Latest Mapping Apps Tackle Issues Caused By Distracted Driving

Digital navigation systems were revolutionary when the program’s only task was displaying a map. Now the technology awaits in every smartphone as specialized apps help secure dinner reservations and lead the way in Morgan Freeman’s voice.

Three Ways to Make Tires Last Longer

An underinflated tire poses a safety risk and also wears out faster. Can you rely on tire warning lights in your dashboard? No really. Here's why.

Don't let bad lenses lead you down a dark alley

Those bright bulbs in your headlights don’t help much if the plastic guarding them is cloudy and stained. Hazy lenses can dramatically reduce visibility, making night driving potentially hazardous.

Are your tires safe? Take the penny test

Everything in your car—including its ability to stop, avoid road debris, handle wet surfaces and reduce road noise—rides on the quality of the tires. They are the lowest common denominator in vehicle safety.

“The contact point on any given tire is about the size of your palm,” said Dan Zielinski, vice president of communications at the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association. “It is a critical piece of safety equipment for your car.”

How tread design helps tires grip road

Tires are easy to forget until they go flat or your vehicle slides into a stop when you push the brake pedal.

How does tread design affect your driving and safety? And what kind of tread should you use for your driving environment?

"A tire is a complex composite structure with fabric and steel components,” said Jim Davis, spokesperson for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. “There are countless variations as these many components are tweaked, depending upon the intended performance features to emphasize in each product.”