The Goodyear Efficient Grip RunOnFlat tire (also known as the “Efficient Grip RoF”) is a fun summer tire that is ideal for performance focused vehicles. In addition to providing great traction, you can also drive on this tire for up to 50 miles after a puncture.
- Type: Sport Performance Summer Tire
- Sizes: 16’’, 18’’, 19’’, 20’’
- Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG): 340AA
- Speed Rating: V, W, Y
- Warranty: 6-Year Limited Warranty with Free Replacement for First 2/32’’ of Wear
- Price: $$$$
What Sets It Apart
If you are looking for a tire that will never leave you stranded, the Goodyear Efficient Grip RunOnFlat (RoF) is an excellent option to consider. These are summer tires that are made using the latest tread compound available. The design of this tire makes it so that you can drive for up to 50 miles on a flat tire. This means if you hit a pothole, or drive over something sharp, you won’t be left stranded on the side of the road. You will be able to drive to the nearest tire shop so you can get it repaired or replaced.
In addition to the extra peace of mind from the ability to drive on a flat, these tires will also give you a good overall performance throughout the summer months. They offer excellent traction on both wet and dry roads. While they are priced a little higher than one might expect, this is a great overall tire that will give you a smooth ride for years to come.
Comfort and Performance
You will love the premium ride that the Efficient Grip tires can provide. While this tire is advertised as a great option for both sports and luxury vehicles, it seems more fitting for the luxury models. They really seem to lean toward comfort and minimal road noise over pure performance. On recent tests with these tires the road noise they generated was between 66 and 70 dB. This is on the quieter end of the spectrum for summer tires.
All of this is not to suggest there is anything at all with the level of performance you will get from them. In fact, the wider groove design really helps them to handle acceleration, turning, and breaking better than most tires on the market today, especially in the rain. According to Goodyear, these tires will provide you with 3% shorter stopping distance on dry pavement and 8% on wet.
Safety and Durability
One of the most dangerous things that can happen while driving is having a tire blow out. This type of event can cause you to quickly lose control and even crash, or leave you stuck on the side of the road. When you have a set of these Ride on Flat tires, however, that is not going to be a concern. Even if your tire is damaged, you will be able to drive it an additional 50 miles so you can deal with it safely. If you do experience a flat with these, Goodyear says to just drive to the nearest service station and keep your speed under 50MPH to avoid problems.
The durability of these tires does extend beyond their ability to operate even after being punctured. Their tread design and the materials in the tire help to ensure even wear, which will help you to get the most life out of each tire. Unfortunately, they do not offer a milage based warranty and like most summer tires, they are not going to last as long as most all-seasons would. The life of the tire will further be decreased if you are an aggressive driver, so keep that in mind.
Who It’s For
Goodyear Efficient Grip tires are a great option for anyone who is driving a luxury vehicle and wants to make sure they are safe and in control at all times. These tires are actually the OEM of choice for certain European luxury vehicles, which is a good testament to their overall quality. The great traction will provide exceptional control on both wet and dry pavement, and more importantly, you will not be left stranded on the side of the road if you experience a flat.
They will also be a good option for those who drive sportscars but want something a little safer than the speed focused models out there. Unfortunately, due to the higher price point on these tires, they aren’t a practical option for most people driving standard vehicles.