Asymmetrical Goodyear tire: mounting question


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Old 11-21-22, 04:30 AM
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Asymmetrical Goodyear tire: mounting question

Hello,

What a great Forum and folks.

Am in my 80's now, and I tend to miss many of the nuances these days.
Have a tire question that I would appreciate some thoughts on.

My son has been using:

Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady®

tires. He really likes them.

Apparently, from my looking at them, they (the Weather Ready version) are of the asymmetrical design.
I don't want to get into a hassle at the tire store, and I would like to understand
the mounting of them a bit more.

I was surprised to see that on the sidewall there was no statement like
"This Side Out," or a directional arrow, or...

Shouldn't there be ?

Is it that all the information is on the sidewall that should face out, and there is nothing on the other sidewall ?

If someone could look at the Goodyear Tire site, and explain
this to me re how they know which side is out when mounting them, without any
"This Side Out" lettering on the sidewall, would be most appreciative.

Thank you very much,
Bob
 
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Old 11-21-22, 04:16 PM
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My first assumption was that a winter tire would not be asymmetrical since that is typ only found on high performance tires but sure enough it is.

Ive only had a couple sets of asymmetrical tires but they always said, as you stated, this side out!


 
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Old 11-21-22, 05:09 PM
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That particular tire tread has prominent angled channels built into the tread, and that tread always sheds water out away from the center of the tire, and toward the rear of the car as you drive. Since they are asymmetrical, left tires are mounted so as to shed water left and right tires are mounted to also shed that water left.
 
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My wife has those tires on her car. I just went and looked. It does say "outside" on the sidewall, but it's the size of all the other tire info, date codes, etc. Definitely not as prominent as I have seen on other tires, but it's there.
 
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That means there are lefts and rights!
 
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Hi,

Thank you all.
Appreciated.

Bob
 
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That means there are lefts and rights!
If they were both asymmetrical and directional, they'd have lefts and rights. But Goodyear says they're only asymmetrical, not directional (despite the prominent channels).
 
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