Tue, March 19, 2002
This is just FYI. I do not work for Firestone. I am a Service Professional with many years of experience. Your title caught my attention. Before going off half cocked and loaded for bear check the failure rate of the Goodyear RT/S. Please do not check the total number, this does not give you and accurate picture. The percentage of units sold to units that failed. If you find that interesting you will love the failure rate of Continentals. If you can afford to pay 28k CASH then buck-up go buy yourself a set of Michelins and sleep better. It is not rocket science-Did you want your congressman to buy your new tires? While I am on to Q&A; When was the last time you checked your air pressure? How fast do drive? Are you the pace car in and out of traffic? Slow Down there Hoss and you be just fine. If you do some research you find that there is no secrets to tires there black, sometimes round, and have holes in the middle. Good Luck on getting a congressman to buy your new tires! Concentrate on a real problem you will sleep better!
Mon, February 25, 2002
In the new ford explorer commercial they advertise now the vehicle is wider. Why do you geniuses think that is? They made the vehicle too narrow, which was a major reason the tires were blowing out, on top of ford underinflating the tires for the size of the vehicle. If any of you can get hold of the statistics on these vehicles now... The other brand tires blow out just as often as firestones did. It's the vehicle not the tires. Also look at the percentage of the MILLIONS of them on the road blew out in this manner, it is miniscule. You people are looking to blame somone. How many people out there with "defective" tires know that EVERY 5000 miles you should ROTATE your tires? That once a month or two you check the air pressure of your tires? Tires are the most neglected part on a vehicle. How many of you know that your tires treadlife rating is based on keeping them PROPERLY ROTATED AND INFLATED! How many of you know tires have load ranges? And that heavy/cargo carrying vehicles should use heavier load rating tires? How many of you still drive your SUV as if you were driving a sportscar, KNOWING that for one it isn't, and another it's got a higher center of gravity? It's dumbass yuppies and lawyers looking to blame somone else for their own stupidity that give people like me who love their SUV's and working on their own cars a bad name. SUV's in and of themselves are a rollover risk, you're blaming a tire for the type of vehicle you buy.