I bought my third set of Goodyear Assurance ComforTred tires last week, this set is going on the Town and Country Touring L. I have never bought three sets of the same car/truck tire in my life. Which says something about these. They're smooth, they're quiet, and they wear well.
A set of Michelin Defenders (that someone put on before I bought it) are coming off. They are down to 5/32", and were put on 37,500 miles ago, according to the paperwork in the glove box. Assuming 5/32" of tread gone in 37,500 miles, they could have gone to around 50,000 miles, with an unknown possible further degradation in wet/snow traction as time went on. Honestly, not a stellar performance for what is supposed to be an 80,000 mile Michelin tire.
The local farm supply store was running a "Buy three, get one free" sale... which could also be described as being 25% off.
Plus, GY is offering an $80 rebate through the end of the year. With both offers, it works out to $242 discount from list, which is getting 1 1/2 tires for free, on a set of 4.
I was glancing at the sidewall, and something caught my eye. I stopped with fear, not wanting to look again. I thought I saw the words "Made in China". No, it can't be true.
I didn't want to look a second time, but had to. I had to know.
There it is. Right in the sidewall. Made in C-h-i......l......e.
Made in Chile.
Still not thrilled, but at least it isn't China.
It looks like most of the tires of this model are made in either Chile or the US.
I know that this data is available on TireRack, I guess I didn't look ahead of time, since I'd already made the decision to buy the tires on both from past experience and the available deal.
One thing that is interesting, is that the new Assurance WeatherReady appears to be made exclusively in Chile.