Worst tyres I have bought in 30 years
Bought for VW Transporter which needed wheel alignment. Taken by surprise at how quickly they wore on the edges. Alignment done and tyres rotated, but performance in wet is appalling.
Seem to do the job well
These replaced Kumho tyres on my Nissan D22 1 tonner and are a better tyre. Much better grip especially in the wet which is where it really counts. Better road holding in the dry as well. After a year and around 12,000 km, it does seem as though tread wear is a little higher than the Kumho but that is a small price to pay for the better grip.
Purchased in July 2018.
I previously had Goodyear Cargo Marathon tyres fitted to my VW Multivan. Fantastic tyre got 100,000 kilometers out of them.
Put G26's as the marathons weren't available. 1 failed and was like driving on a flat spotted tyre. My guess is a manufacturing fault. Had that replaced and now I am starting to hear the noise starting again.
Purchased in August 2019 at Tyrepower for $230.00.
THERE IS NO WARRANTY
In August 2016 I purchased 4 Goodyear Cargo G26 106/104T tyres from Kmart Tyre and Auto in Toormina Gardens NSW. 6 Months ago I started noticing a noise coming from one of the back wheels on my van and it was getting louder and louder, the noise was coming from one of the back tyre's. When I had my van serviced my mechanic had a look and sure enough it was a faulty tyre. So I called Good Year and asked about getting an inspection and was told to take it back to the place where it was purchased. I have since moved to Victoria and going back to ...Toormina was not an option. So I took it back to the closest Kmart Tyre and Auto on the Mornington Peninsula and was told that I've gotten pretty good life out of these tyres (only 50,000km) and all 4 tyres need to be replaced, he also said that my suspension at the back has started to go, hence why the tyre had started to show signs of scalloping. All they were interested in doing was selling me more tyres and booking me in for works that did not need doing. I have had my suspension checked and there is nothing wrong with it. I was less than happy with the way I was treated as there was never any attempt to rectify the problem, all Kmart wanted to do was upsell. I contacted Good Year again and this time I was sent to Beaurepaires. Here I was given a different story, the pressure in my tyres was too low and that it also could be faulty back suspension. Another blow off and upsell attempt. So far I've wasted over half a day and I'm no closer to any form of resolution, I am disgusted by it all the misinformation and attempts to sell more tyres. As a test, decided to replace the faulty tyre with my old spear which still has around 30% tread, to see if what Kmart and Beaurepaires were saying is true. Its been about 10,000km now and guess what, NO PROBLEM AT ALL, its the same suspension, same tyre pressure and so one could only assume that the whole exercise was all about trying to sell me new tyres instead of honouring the warranty. I have tried to make a claim to get this problem solved with Good Year but every time I have been told to take these tyres into a dealer. I keep getting a different story about why I have one faulty tyre on my van. The dealers keep trying to sell me more tyres and making excuses as to why its not a warranty issue. I have provided all with my proof of purchase and receipts for prove that the tyres were rotated and balanced regularly.
Purchased in August 2016.
So good I replaced my old set with new.
I bought my AU one tonner 30,000 ks ago with G26s on it and was surprised they passed roadworthy. No idea how many ks they had done but they were so old they didn’t have date code on them. Replaced them today with another set at a really good price from Tyrepower. Looking forward to further review updates.
Purchased in July 2019.
Mine just passed rego with 128,000km up. Mixed highway and city use. Some say they would be hardened they are so old now but the car is rarely loaded and still never loses grip. I'll stick them on my next car as well as any commercial vehicle. Are the other brands this good?
Long lasting tyres
Lasted about 70,000km, surprised to have even wear all over (two rotations), carrying 100kg - 1000kg loads metro use. Will buy again as they have proved themselves, they have carried embedded screws without any leaks, sidewall scrapes no problem. I should have correctly inflated the tyres to get longer wear (more on the rear, less on the front).
Very Good value for money
Very happy with my new Goodyear Cargo G26
Paid only $600 for the 4 tyres fitted & balanced
Why buy a cheaper unknown brand for the sake of saving a few dollars.
Done over 3000km no problems yet
Very happy with ride and handle
I find them quieter then my previous Michelin
Great tyres for my ute.
I got 4 of these for my 2wd Triton ute and have found them excellent. Wet and dry grip is great, no signs of excessive wear after 15,000K's.
I keep a watch on tyre pressures and so far have had little need to adjust pressures.
Steering response seems precise, the ride is nice and smooth and this is the first time I have put Goodyears on the ute and I am very happy with my purchase. The dealer offered a very good price and assured me I would be happy. It's nice to know I made a good choice.
Disgusting and dangerous Goodyear Cargo Vector 17 inch
We run a fleet of Ambulances (over 40 cars) in years gone past we exclusively used Goodyear Cargo tyres when they were made in Australia and were getting 80000 average kms up to 100000km. However since these tyres are now made in Thailand they are disgusting. In the last 2 years we have taken delivery of 17 T5 VW Ambulances. 17 inch wheels at $300 per tyre Godyear Cargo Vector. I have had 3 blowouts, 7 tryes with inside walls disintegrating, as well as this all tyres are having minor to major chipping off the tread are and am averaging between ...20 to 30000 kms per tyre. I have been in touch with Goodyears call centre and have emailed through their web page. That was over 2 weeks ago no response from Goodyear. You would think that a major trye supplier would like to know there was a problem with there tyres. We would strongly suggest that buyers beware of Goodyear Tyres.
Great Long Wearing Tyres
Changing it for the same after 93000km on my Mercedes Vito. Drove a lot on country roads with occasional heavy loads.
Excellent wet-traction and quiet tyres - both were important to me. Had no puncture during this time and it would've lasted even longer, I believe, if I rotated the tyres.
Go bald on the edges
as ShortandHairy said, my car's GoodYear tyres wore out on the edges. These are originally came with my Axio 165/65/15. I have inflated them each 30psi as it's written in the door edge. Runs 42000KM. When I go to change tyres, Tyre shop technician said, don't buy GoodYear, they wear edges.
As of the googling I will buy Nexen. Hope it's OK.
Go bald on the edges?
These tyres are Factory specified for my 2005 BA Ute. I have gone through 4 sets in 150,000km. Each time, the outside edges wear out. Initially, I was blamed for under-inflation of the tyre but I filled them to the rated spec of 30 PSI Front and 30rear.(According to the tyre placard on the car).Or 30PSI Front and 60 PSI rear if fully loaded. The Ford Dealer, I took the car to, checked them and deflated the rears to the lower pressure when it went in for a service. Another set destroyed in under 40,000kms!. The Beaurepairs Tyre centre, I us...e, tells me to fill them to 50PSI on the front and 55PSI on the rear. The last 2 sets have been filled to this pressure. They still wore out on the edges! Ford say 1 thing, Beaurepairs, something else. I know that over inflation, ruins the centres of tyres and under inflation causes outside or edge wear, but surely these tyres at $225 a pop, should last a bit longer.? Anyone else had this problem?
Can anyone beat my milage
I purchased my Ford cab-chassis ute new 2 years ago with a set of G26 tyres. I've had to replace one because of multiple punchers but the others are still on the vehicle. I've just passed 180,000. I will be replacing the rest with G26 today.
I think that is a positive recommendation. I am a courier.
Excellent got 60k on these. Still some trade left which is legal. Rotated for every 10k. Achieved better fuel economy. No issues with these tyres. Comparatively cheaper than the leading brands. I got for $125 each.
As a courier do lot of u turns every day on road. Regular rotation will be fine.
Questions & Answers
What is the correct tire pressure of goodyear cargo G26 195 R14 C?
According to Tyrepower, 36psi on a one tonner.
There is a few factors that i consider when I am thinking about tire pressure, what is the load in your van, what sort of driving you are going to doing and would you like a stiff or soft ride, there is also a pressure sticker in your car that will help you as well.
how many ply,Cargo g26
Anyone used them on a 18.5ft dual axle caravan or any caravan?
Get an answer from our members and Goodyear representatives
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.