In Presidential Travels, Goodyear Tyres Carry the US President
New Delhi, 23 January, 2015 – The President of the United States’ official limousine is carried to its various destinations on Goodyear tyres , continuing a decades-long tradition as the exclusive tyre for the presidential limo, and the standard tyre of the U.S. Secret Service.
On the presidential limousine, a heavily customized Cadillac DTS, a set of Goodyear tyres – Goodyear Regional RHSII – occupy the four corners of the car.
As with military combat vehicles, the presidential limousine runs on standard tyres , 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 tyres .
“The President of the United States makes countless appearances and appointments on his journeys, and Goodyear is a key contributor, though few might notice. The Goodyear tyres fitted to the presidential limousine are actually truck tyres 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,” said P.K Walia-VP (Consumer Business) ,Goodyear India.