Goodyear to Help Obama ‘Get There’ - Tire Review Magazine

Goodyear to Help Obama ‘Get There’

When Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States, he will begin riding on Goodyear tires to get to his many appearances and appointments.

The new president’s official limousine will be carried to its various destinations in the capital and elsewhere on Goodyear tires, continuing a decades-long tradition as the exclusive tire for the presidential limo, and the standard tire of the U.S. Secret Service, according to the company.

The new presidential limousine, a heavily customized Cadillac DTS, is equipped with Goodyear Regional RHS tires. These are actually truck tires in a 285/70R19.5 size, necessary due to the vehicle’s extra load that includes a heavy-duty chassis, extended length and armored material.

As with military combat vehicles, the presidential limousine runs on standard tires, but the rims contain a run-flat device (made by Hutchinson Industries) that enables the vehicle to be driven even with zero air pressure in all four tires, Goodyear said. (Tire Review/Akron)

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