Having a vehicle that can penetrate the limits of other vehicles makes everyone want to get it. No need to change tires when winter arrives, no need to change tires when the rainy season arrives or all seasons. We DO NOT NEED to change tires, just use tires that can withstand all seasons and weather conditions. The type of tire we need to use is tires for all seasons. In this article we will discuss two tires from different companies. They are Goodyear Integrity and Michelin: Defender. Before heading to a more specific understand. We better get acquainted with the two companies that produce these two tires. Let’s find out!
Who Are They?
Goodyear is the largest tire manufacturer in the world with more than 64,000 employees from various worlds and has local stores in every country around the world with 64 countries on every continent. It was discovered by an American named Frank A. Seiberling in 1898 on the banks of the Little Cuyahoga River in East Akron, Ohio, United States. The company was named in honor of Charles Goodyear, who discovered the rubber vulcanization process in 1839. The company produced horse palm pads, bicycles and tire tires, selling clamps for cans, fire hoses and even poker rubber almonds.
Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) is a France-based tire manufacturer founded by two brothers Édouard Michelin and André Jules Michelin in 1889. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin area served in 170 countries, and has 114,100 employees. Other than that, reported by the official website that Michelin has own production facilities in every country which together produced 187 million tires in 2017.
What Makes Them Difference?
What makes them different? There are so many differences between the two tires, starting from features, performance, size and price. Well you must be wondering right? Which product will be compared because both companies have tires of the same type and the same function? If you answer, Goodyear Integirty vs appears. Michelin Defender® LTX® M / S. Congratulations, you are in the right place.
Designed for the all terrains and all seasons with a charming appearance both tires have features that can make the driver like it. Designed for all seasons and there are double biting edges offering good traction throughout the season. Goodyear Integrity provides long-lasting tread features that help provide a quieter journey and longer tread life. In addition to this, Integrity also features a high tensile steel belt that offers toughness and reliability. See also: Goodyear Integrity vs Assurance.
The feature, which was designed to “almost resemble”, which is the Goodyear Integrity, made tire lovers (too excessive) feel confused because of who they belonged to? (A slightly dramatic statement). We realize that every company must have an edge in their respective fields. Michelin Defender offers improved tread life so it can last longer. The tread is designed using Evertread ™ compounds which can last longer under any conditions. The traction owned by Defender ® LTX® M / S also offers “quality” traction by being able to survive on snowy and wet area. One more thing that deserves thumbs up is “Eco-friendly” owned by Defender ® LTX® M / S which can save up to 65 gallons of fuel during tire life, compared to leading competitive tires. But also the M / S Defender ® LTX® has a weakness in the steel belt so it does not offer enhanced toughness and reliability when driving.
Goodyear guarantees its customers to ensure that the tires that have been purchased are running well. The Goodyear official website states that those who are entitled to collateral are authorized owners or agents using Goodyear tires, tires containing tire identification numbers specified by the Department of Transportation and tires are only used on vehicles that were initially installed in accordance with the recommendations of the vehicle manufacturer or Goodyear.
Same is the case with Goodyear which also provides a warranty. Michelin also offers guarantees to consumers with the terms and conditions that apply to their tire companies. Different from Michelin: Defender LTX® M / S has two choices of “Treadwear Limited” warranty with a distance of around 50,000 miles and 70,000 miles so that consumers can choose what warranty they want and the distance is not a problem as long as they follow the terms and conditions which has been enacted. If you choose Michelin Defender® LTX® M / S then you will get a special guarantee. This warranty is given where the tire purchased is not in accordance with the capabilities possessed or in the sense that the tire has been “defective” since the time of the tire construction so that Michelin will replace it. The duration is six years from the date of purchase.
Both of these tire products have varying sizes according to the type and size of your vehicle. But one step ahead Michelin Defender LTX® M / S there are more choices of sizes that can be used by any type of vehicle ranging in size from 205/65 R15 99T to 285/45 R22 110H. Actually it is not much different from Michelin Defender LTX® M / S, Goodyear: Integrity has a size from 215 / 70R15 to 225 / 65R17. Each size has different specifications for Goodyear: Integrity but for Michelin Defender LTX® M / S may be the same. If you still have doubts about the size available in these two products, you can contact the company or local dealer available in your country. For more information, you can check through the official website of the company.
The purpose of accessibility in this discussion is the ease of buying and ordering these two products. In this regard, it can be said that Goodyear is easier to access both information about the company, products, prices and the ease of buying products either through the official website or the local dealer. Goodyear also has an application which you can buy through the application. The application also provides information that is quite useful in choosing what tires to buy. In addition to this, Goodyear’s global market is more widely distributed in every country and even cities in the country.
Customer service is also provided with “Subscribe Email” and interactive calls during business hours.
The same thing is applied by Michelin with the existence of customer services such as “Subscribe to Email” or also interactive telephone that can serve its customers. Actually Michelin and Goodyear have good quality in “satisfying” their customers because each has the same “customer services” feature. But the difference is that Michelin’s global market is less compared to Goodyear which almost controls the entire world and also the difference is that Michelin does not provide special applications but provides a “Michelin Tweel” site which functions the same as the application implemented by Goodyear except online purchases. Note to you that if you want to buy both of these products, first look at their reminder site to find out if your country is entering the global market that distributes their tires.
Are you still confused in determining which products to buy? Then the answer is at the price of each of these tires. It is a pity that Michelin is more expensive than Goodyear: Integrity. Prices offered by Michelin Defender® LTX® M / S range from $ 140 to $ 362. This is probably due to the many features and technology innovations that are applied so that the prices of Michelin Defender® LTX® M / S can make you cry. Compared to Goodyear: Integrity prices offered are cheaper starting at $ 71.00 until the highest price is $ 109.00. The price difference is applied because each size has different specifics so that there is no “injustice” because the better specifics are certainly more expensive.
Goodyear Integrity vs Michelin Defender
|Goodyear Integrity||Michelin Defender|
|- Quieter journey and longer tread life||- "Eco-Friendly" technology that is very efficient but But also the M / S Defender ® LTX® has a weakness in the steel belt so it does not offer enhanced toughness and reliability when driving.|
|- Accessibility is backed by adequate information||- Accessibility is backed by adequate but not too detailed information.|
|- The price offered is cheaper.||- Prices are more expensive due to the use of sophisticated technology.|
Both of these tires each have advantages that can “conquer” the road. But the innovations implemented by MICHELIN® Defender® LTX® M/S are more resilient in traveling long distances. Whereas Goodyear: Integrity excels in marketing because it can be ordered in almost every country and of course the price offered is cheaper. Before making a decision, ask the local dealer in your city and of course the decision is yours.