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Goodyear Winter Tires Selected for Key Police Vehicle Options
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Although snowy and icy conditions of winter are months away, mobility preparedness for police vehicles is always a concern, and Goodyear winter tires have been developed specifically for fitment on some primary vehicles used in law enforcement.

The Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 has been named the winter tire choice for Chevrolet Tahoe and Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicles, and the Ford Police Interceptor (sedan and utility). Police departments across North America have the option of ordering dedicated winter tires to help cope with their need to go anywhere and in nearly any weather condition.

The Tahoe police vehicle has a 265/60R17 108H tire size; the Caprice has a 235/50R18 101 V size; and the Police Interceptor uses a 245/55R18 103 V size.

The Eagle Ultra-Grip GW-3 is a high-performance tire for enhanced traction in severe winter driving conditions. It features a unique high-performance winter tread compound, high-blade density in the tread with multiple biting edges, and V-TRED Technology, which helps evacuate water and slush away from the tire’s contact patch.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 73,000 people and manufactures its products in 54 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.


Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Launches New Sizes for Firestone Firehawk Pursuit Tires 
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Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO) announced a new fitment for the Firestone Firehawk GT Pursuit all-season tire and the Firestone Firehawk PVS winter tire. For emergency, rescue and police vehicles, a tire that delivers top performance, durability and dependability is critical. When the stakes are high, there is no room for error. Both the Firehawk GT Pursuit and the Firehawk PVS will be available in the following sizes specifically designed for the Chevrolet Caprice pursuit vehicles:

50 Series (Chevrolet Caprice):

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO) announced a new fitment for the Firestone Firehawk GT Pursuit all-season tire and the Firestone Firehawk PVS winter tire. For emergency, rescue and police vehicles, a tire that delivers top performance, durability and dependability is critical. When the stakes are high, there is no room for error. Both the Firehawk GT Pursuit and the Firehawk PVS will be available in the following sizes specifically designed for the Chevrolet Caprice pursuit vehicles:50 Series (Chevrolet Caprice):

·         P235/50R18    99W All-Season

·         P235/50R18    99V Winter

The Firestone Firehawk GT Pursuit all-season and Firehawk PVS winter tires are specifically designed for law enforcement use to withstand the demands of high-speed emergency situations. The Firehawk GT Pursuit all-season tire combines wet and dry handling with an emphasis on quick steering response. In addition, the Firehawk PVS winter tire is designed to handle winter conditions with an emphasis on quick steering response.


Published in Police Fleet Manager, Sep/Oct 2012

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